• To the New Dancer: A Letter of Advice From A Prima
    To the New Dancer: A Letter of Advice From A Prima

      There’s nothing wrong with being nervous unless the nerves get the best of you. I realize how much time and energy I wasted as a young dancer by letting my nerves get the best of me...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Your Questions Answered: Pointe Shoe Holes
    Q & A: What Are These Holes in My Pointe Shoes?

      I recently found an old pair of pointe shoes in my closet and noticed that there were a bunch of tiny holes through the tops and the sides of my shoes. I looked inside only to...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • 7 Tricks To Being A Quick Study
    The Tricks To Being A Quick Study

      Learning combinations quickly is a necessary skill to be a dancer. There are many tricks that a dancer can use to become a pro at learning choreography quickly and efficiently. It’s all about knowing which trick...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • The Birthday Club

      Broadway is the place to be to celebrate your birthday. Here at An American In Paris, we have a birthday club. The way it works is simple, there’s a sign up sheet where members of the...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • My First Pair of Pointe Shoes

    I remember the first time I wore pointe shoes like it was yesterday. I was ten years old when I asked one of the older girls in my class if I could try on her pointe shoes....

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • 3 Beauty Tips

    When I am not performing I like to give my skin a breather, so I prefer to wear light makeup.  Here are three easy beauty tips that help me look and feel my best without having to...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • Softening Pointe Shoes with Purel

    My favorite trick to break in stiff pointe shoes is to use Purel to soften them! I always apply a dollop to my pointe shoe around my bunion area, and this softens my box to make my shoes flexible and quiet. Since Purel...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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  • Meeting Leslie Caron

    I was lucky enough to meet the one and only Leslie Caron! You may know her as the original Lise in An American In Paris, the 1951 Feature film starring Gene Kelly. She came to New York...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Caring for your Dancin’ Feet

    I love to ice my feet after a show or a long day of rehearsals! I feel that with the amount of wear and tear that my body has endured over the years, icing has helped me to stay...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Gypsy of the Year

    The annual Gypsy of the Year Competition is a fundraiser for Broadway Cares. Each show on Broadway competes against one another in a live performance and each cast creates an original three minute skit of their choice. Our...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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