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Little Girls, Pointe Shoes, and YouTube

Let’s do an experiment: go to YouTube, type “first pair of pointe shoes” in the search box, and tell me what you see.  23,000 results?  Yeah, that’s something like it. 1,215 more words


In Class Comic #124

See, even Rosa Maria thinks that “G” is too many plans.

If you’d like to see the full note page (covered in my gloriously nerdy notes) check out my tumblr blog

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'The Scarlet Stockings' takes a peek into the ballerina's life and mind

When an audience sees ballet dancers, they see a gossamer parade of young bodies on show. Nymph-like and lithe, ballet dancers have personified the epitome of ethereality for centuries. 353 more words

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Katie is a local ballet dancer who wanted to collaborate with me to produce some fine art. So we found another local, a make up artist and the three of us worked to produce these images. 92 more words


Falling in Love with Waltzing

I’ve always loved to waltz. It is one of those moves that feels really good, like swimming in the ocean or falling in love. A waltz sways and moves, has grace and elegance, and always feel pretty. 1,401 more words


BalletBoyz's 'Life' Preview for Vue Weekly

This week I previewed a contemplative ballet called Life from  London-based company BalletBoyz. The preview just went live this morning on Vue Weekly.

The 10-member, all-male BalletBoyz company comes to entertain this weekend with physical questions about what it means to be alive.

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BalletBoyz bringing dynamic all-male dance show to Jubilee stage

Alberta Ballet is bringing the all-male contemporary dance troupe BalletBoyz to Alberta with a North American tour stop in Edmonton Feb. 24 and 25.

The London-based company founded by Michael Nunn and William Trevitt, two dancers of the Royal Ballet pedigree, is comprised of 10 male dance artists from diverse dance backgrounds with each of the individual performers packing an athletic punch to their movement. 536 more words

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