Rest, don’t quit.

Work has really been picking up, and will likely be steady from here until May. It’s really rough on me and my body hasn’t been responding in ways that make it any easier. I’ll spare you details. Needless to say, I’ve been a little nervous about my classes. They’re all either at or almost at…

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Recital Prep.

This week was our first week back at the studio since Christmas break. Honestly, I was nervous. I quickly got used to having my evenings and weekends far more free than than they are during the dance season. Balancing everything is a big struggle for me, but I really don’t want to cut out anymore…

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2018

Days leading up to the new year has had me sort of taking stock and evaluating the year ahead of me. To do so, i look at the years behind me and sort of gauge what I might be able to expect, and what things I’d like to change. This is normal, right? This last…

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Nutcracker 2017: Week Two

I’m living in denial that Nutcracker is already over for this year. I’ve learned and grown in ways I never expected, and for which I am so beyond grateful. I got to dance among legends from our company, counted among their fold. I got to hear incredible stories of the days when our guest artists…

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Nutcracker 2017: Week One.

Things are always changing; progressing. I know this. I’ve known this for a long time. But knowing it doesn’t necessarily mean you understand fully what all you will face in the progression, namely on the emotional side. In the years past that I’ve done nutcracker, I’ve been in roles dancing alongside the company dancers that…

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First class since July.

I told y’all I’d have a post of the class I took last week, and here I am just now getting to write it My apologies. Safe to say life has been a little hectic, but better late than never I suppose. My back decides last Wednesday was the perfect day to hurt more than…

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In the studio.

My friend is in town for the holiday and we met up on Wednesday to work on some choreography we’ve been toying with for a bit. It felt so good to just be there, with really good music, and good company that understands how sacred that can be. My heart had yearned for this. It…

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Reality.

I miss taking class. I miss taking class so much. I’m so grateful that little Voice in my head whispered to me the past five years, “don’t take this for granted.” Otherwise, I may be sadder than I currently am. Thankfully, I did my best to listen. I can look back from the beginning six…

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