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    Greetings From Japan!

    My summer vacation has taken me to Tokyo! I have been blessed with many opportunities as a young dancer and this summer has brought me a chance to see what its like to be a professional dancer...

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    Mimi Tompkins – Hitting the Beach

    During the past two weeks of summer, something I have been doing is going to the beach to watch the sunset or enjoy the summer breeze. I’m quite fair skinned, so I have to be careful about...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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    Mimi Tompkins – Ballerina Turned Chef

    During these past two weeks of summer, I have been doing a bit of cooking. I like experimenting with flavors and different combinations of salty and sweet. One of my newest creations is combining cherries with olives....

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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    How I Deal With Distance

    To become a professional ballet dancer, you have to make a lot of sacrifices. I’ve missed out on a lot of things, like birthday parties, weddings, homecoming, prom and many things that most people get to do....

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Dancing Through Summer Break

    This past week was my first week of summer break! I have the whole summer to my leisure, so I’m excited to spend time with my family and relax. I’m currently in Naples, Florida, where my parents...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    My Unforgettable Summer at The Houston Ballet

    My first summer intensive audition was for The Houston Ballet. I was twelve years old and really didn’t know much about the dance world. My mom was the one who suggested I start doing auditions for summer...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Mimi Tompkins’ Pro Stage Makeup Tricks

    Stage makeup is a delicate and individual art form in itself. I find that doing your own makeup is important, unless it is a specialized character role. Everyone personally knows his or her face the best, so...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    Prepping My Meals for a Busy Week

    In the middle of a performance season or intense rehearsal schedules, cooking dinner seems like a daunting task after long days. A lot of people take the easy route and pop something into the microwave, which isn’t...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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    Mimi Tompkins – My Ballet Bag!

    Much like a woman’s purse, a ballet dancer’s ballet bag is extremely important for carrying on through the day. I go through phases where I carry a huge bag full of various things, yet other times I’ll...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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    Mimi Tompkins – Friends Dancing Around the World

    From going to many different schools, summer programs, and festivals, I have friends all over the world! Although I’ve made many new bonds with my co-workers in Toronto, I do miss my other friends. Luckily in this...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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