• 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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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...

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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...

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  • How to Make the Perfect Ballet Bun

    By Christina Ricucci As a dancer, knowing how to perfectly execute a ballet bun is crucial. Whether it’s for an important audition, competition, or just for class. It’s always good to look your best!! The way I...

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  • Alexandra’s February Faves

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