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Started ballet late October of 2011 at the age of 23.
Began pointe training late August of 2013.

Blogging awards.

Over the past month and a half, I have been nominated for a blogging award by two different, extremely kind fellow-blogger friends. I rarely have time to get on my laptop, so it’s taken me a bit to actually get around to “accepting” this aware (Read: posting this blog) but I ask you please forgive…

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I used to dream of one day dancing ballet. Of working hard and earning pointe shoes and dancing on stage in beautiful costumes. Then I decided to start classes and work towards that dream. Slowly, I started progressing. Slowly, I started taking more classes. Two years in, I earned pointe shoes and started the work…

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The sky was clapping.

This weekends classes have been so wonderful. Yesterday was one of the best classes I’ve had with them, and only 3 were missing. We got so much done I didn’t know what to do with the extra time. It made me so excited for their recital piece, which says a lot since they have one…

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Kids say the darndest things.

Last Saturday was the auditions for our company’s spring show. This year we’re doing Giselle, which I’ve never seen. I’m really excited about it. Because it was auditions, I was left with no assistants. Normally this isn’t more than a minor inconvenience, but as the days go on it gets a little more problematic. (Me being…

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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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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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