Month: April 2018

Giselle.

As I sit on my bed, Giselle now behind me and the post-show-blues clearly evident, I figured now is as good a time as any to post a show recap. Buckle in, kids, this one is going to be all over the place. This was my first spring show not being able to dance in…

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Beautiful Grief.

Grief is a powerful, confusing, painful emotion to have to endure. Unrelenting, it shows up uninvited at the most inopportune times possible, leaving the bearer to have to figure out how to navigate around it. It doesn’t care if it’s show week, you’re out of understudies, surrounded by scores of well-intending people. It will hit…

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Together.

It was recently the birthday of a friend of mine I met when I first began dancing. I text her birthday wishes after going through my TimeHop app and seeing all the many birthday greetings throughout the 7 years (woah) that I’ve known her. I told her I was glad she was born, she replied…

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One year.

One year. That’s how long it’s been since my feet have danced in pointe shoes. One year since the last performance of our spring show of 2017. Deep down, I was aware that it would be my last. That I would have to dial back and slow it down. I knew I wouldn’t be in…

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