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…

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Tips for being an understudy

Today I thought I would share with you all of my tips for how to be an understudy. I have understudied before, and I just got another understudying duty in the Wizard of Oz, I will be understudying with Wicked Witch. So, I thought that this would be a good time to both share my…

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.…

25 Things to Improve your Training

Want to get better, and quickly?  This guide of 25 things you can do to improve your ballet, career, and more will take you there as fast as possible. Darn your pointe shoes.  This helps promote correct alignement and balance, which can improve your turning and help yoru shoes last longer. Video yourself.  I often take a…