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    Painting Pottery is the Perfect Pass Time with Friends!

    Dancing can be really taxing on the mind, as well as body, so I like doing various activities outside of the ballet realm. I enjoy swimming, reading, painting, and hiking, but one of my absolute favorite activities...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    My Favorite Summer Treats

    Summer is a magical time to lay back, rest, eat well, travel and enjoy time with your friends and family. I like doing cross training to stay in shape, but I also like to treat myself for...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    My Newfound Love For Yoga

    I have occasionally done yoga in the past to stay in shape on breaks, or on the weekend when I have extra time, but I have found a newfound devotion and love for the practice. At the...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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    Don’t Miss the US Premier of Napoli!

    Things have been a whirlwind here in Phoenix as we prepare for the U.S. premier of Napoli! Our director, Ib Andersen, danced in the Royal Danish Ballet prior to joining New York City Ballet, so the Bourneville...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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    Mimi’s Ballet New Years Resolutions

    This New Years I have come up with a ballet New Years resolution list, ensuring that I will strive through 2015. I will always have things to add to my list, but so far, I have come...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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    Mimi Talks Nutcracker Prep

    ‘Tis the season of Nutcracker, yet again! Our run of Nutcracker starts this week at Symphony Hall here in Phoenix. This year I will be dancing the corps roles of snow and flowers, as well as Marzipan...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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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...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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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...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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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 10 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 11 months ago
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