ballet blog

Everything ballet. Written by a current dance student.

The ballet and everything related has shaped my personality. The words about sacrificing yourself for art hold true. But to me, sacrificing is not about suffering; it’s sharing, giving the best of myself. Dancing is much more than simply enjoying the work I do; it’s my way of growing and evolving.

You better fall and break all your bones. Then you can learn to pick yourself up instead of dancing so carefully all the time.

Mathilde Froustey (a sujet with Paris Opera Ballet) has decided to stay with San Francisco ballet for another year and has been touring with them now in Paris to perform at the Theatre du Chatelet. Pictured here performing in Giselle with SFB.

Mathilde Froustey (a sujet with Paris Opera Ballet) has decided to stay with San Francisco ballet for another year and has been touring with them now in Paris to perform at the Theatre du Chatelet. Pictured here performing in Giselle with SFB.

A Teacher Who Keeps Them On Their Toes
A great story about Wilhelm Burmann that I’ve posted before. This picture made the front page of the Arts/Culture section of the WSJ, and it’s framed in the dance studio. I JUST noticed the other day, that I’m actually in the photo! In my red leotard, arms crossed, slouching in the back corner, hahahaha. Not very dancer-like ;) 

A Teacher Who Keeps Them On Their Toes

A great story about Wilhelm Burmann that I’ve posted before. This picture made the front page of the Arts/Culture section of the WSJ, and it’s framed in the dance studio. I JUST noticed the other day, that I’m actually in the photo! In my red leotard, arms crossed, slouching in the back corner, hahahaha. Not very dancer-like ;) 

Eeeeee, Lauren Lovette & Chase Finlay rehearsing Giselle for Vail dance festival!! A match/casting made in heaven. 

Wendy Whelan and Tyler Angle rehearsing “This Bitter Earth”. via Instagram. 
It’s haunting to watch this in theatre, with the booming sound system of the theatre, the lighting, and the costumes. 

Wendy Whelan and Tyler Angle rehearsing “This Bitter Earth”. via Instagram

It’s haunting to watch this in theatre, with the booming sound system of the theatre, the lighting, and the costumes. 

The key to success is to not think about it. Just develop as a whole. Reach for your goals, have a drive. Your desire should overcome physics and you should be ready to move mountains.

Pictures from “Basic Principles of Classical Ballet”, making Vaganova Method accessible. 
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Pictures from “Basic Principles of Classical Ballet”, making Vaganova Method accessible. 

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Going to see ABT’s Coppelia tonight, for Sascha Radetsky’s farewell performance. I managed to get a rush ticket - an orchestra seat! Sascha will be missed! 

Top: Sascha in rehearsal
Middle: Sascha with wife, fellow ABT soloist Stella Abrera
Bottom: Center Stage dvd cover, aka, the best/worst ballet movie ever!

Via Instagram & Instagram & Instagram.

Eek! Sorry I haven’t been posting in awhile. Life has been busy.

But of course, I must post about the wedding of Tiler Peck & Robert Fairchild, two NYCB principals with a long history of on-and-off again relationships. 

The New York Times did a feature story on their wedding. It looked absolutely beautiful! 

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Amandine Albisson and Josua Hoffalt rehearsing Cranko’s Onegin
Photo © Pierre Elie de Pibrac

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Amandine Albisson and Josua Hoffalt rehearsing Cranko’s Onegin

Photo © Pierre Elie de Pibrac