Fitting cross-training into your schedule

In preparation for difficult end-of-year performances, summer programs, and casting for next season, early summer should become your biggest time of year for cross-training. This is something that every dancer should focus on before heading away for the summer. The physical demands of summer programs are intense; and having a foundation of strength, agility, and…

How to Achieve Multiple Pirouettes, Featuring Velvet360

One of the more valuable skill sets you can have for auditioning or building your personal brand on social media is proficiency in turns. Most of us have probably seen the ridiculous video of that dancer taking off her warm ups mid-turn. It seems impossible, and sometimes those videos that are supposed to be inspiring,…

A week of performances

Today I thought I would share my thoughts after a packed week of performances. The junior company is currently performing "Mother Goose," which is the balletic interpretation of a well-known collection of nursery rhymes. The performances were done over spring break, meaning that it wasn't much of a break at all (but that's okay...because I…

The latest ballet fashion trends!

World Ballet Day just happened recently, and while it is great to watch the livestream for the beautiful dancing and insight into the daily lives of many prominent company members...I also love to look at the fashion. The recorded company classes of over three of the biggest companies in the world really gives you a…