Mimi Talks Nutcracker Prep

By on December 11, 2014

image1.PNG‘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 in the second act, and the lead role of Dew Drop. I am very excited to get another lead opportunity. It has been a very challenging role for me since the choreography consists mostly of jumps, quick feet and lots of endurance, but I am enjoying every moment of it.

There are a total of twenty-three shows, so I am bracing myself for all the performances. I have been sewing and preparing my pointe shoes (black shoes included for Marzipan.) I have also been working on my cardio and foot exercises to make sure that the performances wont wear me down, but make me stronger.

About Mimi

Mimi Tompkins is in the corps de ballet at Ballet Arizona. A former apprentice at National Ballet of Canada, and trainee with the San Francisco Ballet, Mimi is a second-generation ballerina from McLean, Virginia and has been dancing ballet since she was three years old.

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