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.…

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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.…

Casting and Jealousy…

Hi everybody!  Today’s post is all about casting, jealousy and roles.  Especially with Nutcracker and other audition results for the season having been returned to most of us at this point, it’s important to discuss dealing with social issues, drama and jealousy during this time.  I hope this will help you through. Make sure to…

Importance of Headpiece Pins

Hey guys!  I'm really tired this week because I've had rehearsals until 8:30 every night and performances all morning, so I haven't the time to write a fantastic and in-depth blog post. And, my headpiece fell out during performance.  WAIT, BUT THERE'S A BUT!  I had pinned it in, so it stayed attached to my…