• 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 1 week 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 1 week ago
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  • WheelOfFortune
    Creating a Sustainable Dance Career

    Building a long lasting and fulfilling career as a dancer can look like a daunting and formidable task at first.  But what does a career in dance really mean?  Actually, it can mean so many different things. ...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • MollyPart3_3
    My Life On the Road: Chapter 3

    As I write this, I sit in a beautiful water-front cafe in France, after a day full of performing, shopping and eating the best food that I’ve ever tasted. Hopefully, that’s enough of an indication of what a...

    • Posted 2 months 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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  • Molly - Bridge
    My Life On the Road: Chapter 2

    Last time you heard from me, I was still buried deep within the Florida rehearsal madness. Three planes, 20 hours, and 8,000 miles later, I finally reached my first destination, Italy! After moving onto the ship, we...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Choreography
    Transitioning into Choreography

    By: Christina Ricucci Growing up a competitive dancer, I’ve always been given solo/group choreography to master and improve. I’ve been so incredibly lucky to work with some of the most amazing artists and choreographers in the industry, and...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Well Rounded Performer
    What does it take to be a Well-Rounded Artist?

    By: Christina Ricucci As performers, we are constantly asked to put ourselves outside of our comfort zones- whether that means executing a certain style of dance that might not come as easily to us, or diving into a...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • CountCalories
    Why I Don’t Count Calories

    I don’t count calories. This is mainly because I’m lazy, but it’s also because I don’t see the point. Your body doesn’t understand an arbitrary numerical value that you select as an acceptable amount to feed your body, nor is there...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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