First semester in review – recovery

I haven't posted on this blog in way too long, and school is mostly to blame for that. My schedule became so crammed and stressful that I barely had time to think! But now that Christmas break is coming to a close (I return to school tomorrow), I've found some time to update you guys on…

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A Saturday morning ballad

Observing class, while at times informative and albeit necessary, can become a bit bland over time. However, there are times that it becomes invaluable. It was a regular Saturday morning-- colder today (fall is on its way)-- one which involved a trip to ballet class as it had for the past 12 years. When you…

Ballet Chicago Summer Program…Day 1

Today was Day 1 (if it even counts...I will explain later) of my summer program at Ballet Chicago. It is a very Balanchine-based program, and it definitely shows in the teaching style! Today was just our placement class for the faculty to assign us levels. They will post the level that I'm in later tonight.…

The ballerina style + fashion inspiration

Today involved lots of hard work...I went for a run for some cardio cross-training, did a ballet barre in my socks to work on my technical strength, and then did a solid 45-minute strengthening workout.  I also had physical therapy in the morning to fix a little ankle problem I've been having, and took a…