Category: Annika

Swan rehearsal and fitting

This morning I woke up feeling anxious.  I couldn’t shake it. One of the girls even mentioned before barre that I didn’t seem myself.  I found myself fighting off panic attacks at the barre and it only escalated into rehearsal.  I bit my lip until it cracked and dug my nails into my side until…

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Swan Lake Auditions

Swan Lake auditions are now behind us.(we survived, thank God.) Friday night, Annika and I stayed at the Munro studio after the class I assist to work on a project she has for school, as well as a few things for auditions. She helped me with my chaines and jetes and the darn tombe, coupe,…

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Nutcracker Casting 2015

The day is upon us.That fateful day when our Assistant Director walks in the door clutching the very thing dreams are made of.It also happens to be the crusher of dreams.For me, it’s just, “meh.” (Okay, not meh but way less exciting than for the younger girls.)(Or… so I thought.) If you have been following along…

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Understudy.

When I did theater in High School, I tended to get understudy roles.Such is the curse of responsible students, and ones who won’t complain until you give them a part.(and it probably didn’t help that I was insecure and didn’t speak up. How times have changed.) Point is, I learned so many valuable lessons being…

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