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    My All Time Favorite Autumn Vegetable!

    Brussel sprouts are my all time favorite autumn vegetable, so I cook them any chance I get. My favorite way to prepare them is to roast them in the oven. Not only is roasting them a great...

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    My Adventure to Sedona!

    After a long week of Swan Lake rehearsals, I wanted to have an outdoor adventure. My friend and I woke up early Saturday morning and drove two hours to Sedona, an area known for its red sandstone...

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    Ballet Under the Stars Performs for an Audience of 2,000+

    We are in the midst of our Ballet Under the Stars performances here at Ballet Arizona. I learned a little over a week ago that I was cast as the soloist girl in Walpurgisnacht, so I had...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    Making Arizona Feel Like Home!

    After much anticipation, I finally made my move to Arizona! My first few days at Ballet Arizona have been jam-packed with rehearsals for Balanchine’s Western Symphony and Walpurgisnacht.  The first time I danced Western Symphony was my...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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    My Newest Favorite Breakfast Item!

    My newest favorite breakfast item is the vegan smoothie, thanks to my friend Sam, who has gotten me hooked! When most people hear the word “vegan,” they associate it with the words “plain” or “gross”, but I’m...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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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...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago
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