How To Prepare for Spring Performances

In my newsletter on Monday, we discussed how to prepare for an upcoming role.  Today I want to expand on that subject and dive further into topics that can enhance your preparations for spring performances. A reputable ballet school or conservatory should feature regular performances or other production opportunities for students to demonstrate their skills.…

The Nutcracker’s Backstory

With Nutcracker season tipping the scale on both our sanity and happiness, it’s time to take a deeper look into the history of this ballet with a short but sweet lesson about the origins of this wonderful holiday tradition. The Nutcracker’s original premiere was in 1892 at the Imperial Mariinsky Theater in Saint Petersburg, Russia.…