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    Mimi Tompkins – Preparing For Performances

    Every dancer has a unique pre-performance ritual, which helps them prepare and get in the zone for the performance. Generally, dancers are required to sign into the theater half an hour before the show to let the...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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    Mimi Tompkins – Pointe Shoes

    I consider pointe shoes as important as my feet! In order to function properly, my feet and the shoes need to be cohesive. The art of getting the shoe to mold to the foot can take years...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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    Mimi Tompkins – Staying In Shape

    Because dance is such a demanding art form, it often takes a toll on your body. I find that after a grueling season, time off is the best way to recover. Many people fear taking time off,...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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    Mimi Tompkins – Audition Tips

    Having just gone through the audition process with the National Ballet of Canada, I kind of have auditioning on my mind. Any audition can be very stressful, but they are a key part of  a dancer’s career...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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    Mimi Tompkins – Next Chapter

    After being in the school of San Francisco Ballet for four years, two of which being a trainee, I am moving on to my next chapter. I have been offered a contract from National Ballet of Canada...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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    Meet Mimi Tompkins, San Francisco Ballet School Trainee

    My name is Mimi Tompkins and I am 19 years old and currently in my second year as trainee with the San Francisco Ballet School. Unlike most girls, my mom was a professional ballet dancer, so dance...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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