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    Get To Know the National Ballet of Canada’s Tanya Howard!

    Dance Notes: National Ballet of Canada Soloist, Tanya Howard. Get the inside info on your favorite dancers in a snap!

    • Posted 5 months ago
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    Mimi Tompkins’ Pro Stage Makeup Tricks

    Stage makeup is a delicate and individual art form in itself. I find that doing your own makeup is important, unless it is a specialized character role. Everyone personally knows his or her face the best, so...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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    Mimi Tompkins – My Ballet Bag!

    Much like a woman’s purse, a ballet dancer’s ballet bag is extremely important for carrying on through the day. I go through phases where I carry a huge bag full of various things, yet other times I’ll...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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    Mimi Tompkins – Friends Dancing Around the World

    From going to many different schools, summer programs, and festivals, I have friends all over the world! Although I’ve made many new bonds with my co-workers in Toronto, I do miss my other friends. Luckily in this...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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    Mimi Tompkins – Preparing for Class

    Class at National Ballet of Canada begins at either 9:45 or 10 a.m. Luckily I live very close to the studio, so I don’t have to wake up terribly early to prepare myself for the day. I aim...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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    Mimi Tompkins – Snacking

    One of the most important things for dancers is to stay fueled and hydrated.  I always make sure to have a bottle of water, preferably a liter, to drink throughout the day and refill. I try to...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    Mimi Tompkins – Managing Stress

    Ballet can be one of the most stressful things. Being completely dedicated is a must in the recipe to make a professional dancer, but it is also important to find ways to wind down and take your...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    Mimi Tompkins- Swan Corps Rehearsals

    We are in the midst of preparing for Swan Lake, the full production. Mixed in with in my YOU Dance rehearsals, I have had Swan Lake corps rehearsals for the shows during the Fall Season. The performances...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    First Week of Performances for YOUdance!

    October 2nd was our very first YOUdance performance of the 2013/14 season! For the first performance, I danced the Black Swan pas de deux. The day before we had a dress rehearsal where I got the chance...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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