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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 4 weeks 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 1 month 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 4 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 6 months ago
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