• Intensive
    Tips for Summer Intensive Success

      Summer Intensives are just around the corner! I have such good memories of going to various summer programs throughout my training. It is such a great experience. You get to travel, meet new people, and explore a new...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Chapter4_3
    My Life On the Road: Chapter 4

    How to describe this past month…in a word: perfect. Where do I start? Paris was almost indescribable. I took a scenic two-hour train ride through the French countryside into Paris, passing fields and fields of bright yellow...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • AshleyLew_2
    Interview with DDS Model & Brand Ambassador, Ashley Lew

    We loved sitting down and chatting with Ashley Lew (one of our models and our brand new Brand Ambassador) about her recent experience at the Royal Ballet School! Hi Ashley! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Makeup
    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 1 month ago
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  • PurelPointe
    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 2 months ago
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  • BallerinaBackstage
    How To Calm Your Nerves Backstage

    For dancers, dealing with nerves is an essential part of our job. Although a little bit of excitement and anticipation is good to increase adrenaline levels, stage fright is not a desirable experience. Personally, I experience more...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Summer Intensive
    Summer Programs

    By: Christina Ricucci The summertime is such an amazing time for us dancers to explore new things. We spend all season getting ready for competitions or conventions, constantly in the studio. If you’re like me, you go to...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • PostShow
    My Post Performance Recovery Routine

      Taking care of your body is crucial for a long run of shows. Whether it’s Met Season or a 30 shows of Nutcracker, performing constantly can wreak havoc on your body. All of the extra adrenaline...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • KM
    Interview with Kathryn Morgan

    Kathryn Morgan is one of the most unique ballerinas on the dance scene today. She began performing as a soloist for the New York City Ballet in 2009 and in 2012, her dream was suddenly sidetracked due to an unexpected...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Student
    Honor Thy Dancer

    The National Dance Education Association (NDEO) has just re-launched their wonderful National Honors Society for Dance Arts ™, a program “created to recognize outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in students studying dance in public and...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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