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sugar and spice and snow and dew

This weekend marks my eighteenth year performing in Festival Ballet Providence’s The Nutcracker. That’s right, folks. My Nutcracker career will officially be a legal adult with voting rights by Sunday evening. 162 more words


the first snow

There’s something about the first snow of the season that makes the world feel calmer. Skeleton trees don fluffy coats, icy rooftops shimmer, and the most wonderful- and busiest!- time of the year gets just a bit quieter, if only for one night.  221 more words


Sylvia: The Royal Ballet

Sylvia is not one of Frederick Ashton’s best known or most performed works. Before this weekend, I’d only ever seen the production fronted by Darcey Bussell on screen (filmed back in 2005). 502 more words


The Snowman: Manchester Opera House

It’s been a long time since I last posted (thanks to work being extra crazy), but I’m back on my reviewing bike and delighted to share my first ever review as part of the Manchester Theatre Awards panel. 19 more words


a premiere in which i did not touch the ground

This weekend A and I danced our first Christopher Wheeldon ballet. Well, part of it anyway…

We (rather unexpectedly) performed the pas de deux section of Wheeldon’s  229 more words


goodbye broom

Flying coven.

Plunging fall.

Morning birds.

Hopscotch pumpkins.

Broken witch.

Enchanted broom.

Sweep, sweep, sweep.

Chop, chop, stop.

Growing fondness.

Scheming neighbors.

Cultish fervor.

Human fire. 26 more words


a hat trick

Eight years ago I was seventeen. It was a typical Tuesday. My mom got a phone call.

“Where is Kirsten?,” the familiar voice of the studio registrar wondered. 428 more words