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Fokine Ballet Summer Camp

This time I swear I wasn’t looking for ballet!

I spent the last weekend in the gorgeous town of  Lenox, Massachusetts. This area was the hugely popular during the so called ‘Gilded Age’ and is full of beautiful estates called ‘cottages’. 171 more words

*Almost* Paradise: Close Enough

So how’s your dukkha these days?

I know exactly nothing about Buddhism, but my friend Jill does. That’s her beautiful daughter in the photo up there, standing next to former American Ballet Theatre principal ballerina Julie Kent, perhaps a little star struck. 504 more words

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Live Your Life: A Mother’s Reflection

Live your life, live your life, live your life.—Maurice Sendak

It’s Mother’s Day, a Hallmark-y holiday. Flowers will be dispensed, brunches eaten, and everywhere priests will stand at the pulpit and spin out sermons on the importance of mothers for the umpteenth time; they’ll repeat them next month but insert the word “fathers.”

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Remembering Michael Maule: Important Ballet Lessons for Life

Nothing like a good ballet school audition to remind you you’re not at the center of the universe.

This is not a bad thing. It had already dawned on you years earlier in a classroom full of young ballet hopefuls when you did not get the instructor’s attention you so felt you deserved one afternoon. 1,344 more words

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Open Letter

It’s been a while since I’ve posted on here. Almost a year in fact. But I’m back now. And I have some news to share. I quit my professional ballet training. 1,112 more words

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“Joffrey Elite”

I mentioned this monstrosity in a previous post.  Here you see the “reality show” formula at its worst: fake shaming, fake competition, fake drama, all ending in a fake cliff-hanger. 437 more words

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