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 1 month ago
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 2 months ago
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 3 months ago
Mimi Tompkins – Preparing for Class
Class at National Ballet of Canada begins at either 9:45 or 10 a.m. Luckily I live very close to the studio, so I don’t have to wake up terribly early to prepare myself for the day. I aim...
- Posted 4 months ago
Mimi Tompkins – Snacking
One of the most important things for dancers is to stay fueled and hydrated. I always make sure to have a bottle of water, preferably a liter, to drink throughout the day and refill. I try to...
- Posted 5 months ago
Mimi Tompkins – Managing Stress
Ballet can be one of the most stressful things. Being completely dedicated is a must in the recipe to make a professional dancer, but it is also important to find ways to wind down and take your...
- Posted 6 months ago
Mimi Tompkins- Swan Corps Rehearsals
We are in the midst of preparing for Swan Lake, the full production. Mixed in with in my YOU Dance rehearsals, I have had Swan Lake corps rehearsals for the shows during the Fall Season. The performances...
- Posted 6 months ago
First Week of Performances for YOUdance!
October 2nd was our very first YOUdance performance of the 2013/14 season! For the first performance, I danced the Black Swan pas de deux. The day before we had a dress rehearsal where I got the chance...
- Posted 7 months ago
Mimi Tompkins – First Days at National Ballet of Canada
The first few days here at the Walter Carsen Centre (headquarters for the National Ballet of Canada) have been a little lighter than the normal workday. The rehearsal schedule wasn’t as jam packed and the ballet masters...
- Posted 8 months ago
Mimi Tompkins – Moving to Toronto
After four great years in San Francisco, I’m ready for a new chapter. I’ve been preparing for this move since the beginning of March, when I was offered an apprenticeship with National Ballet of Canada. After months...
- Posted 9 months ago
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