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    Exclusive Ashley Everett Video Interview!

    You know (and love) Ashley Everett from some of Beyonce’s most iconic music videos, including the most famous of them all: “Single Ladies.” In 2011, Ashley modeled for Discount Dance Supply and stopped by the offices for...

    • Posted 6 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 8 months ago
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    Shannon Marie Rugani – Tips on Touring

    Touring is a great way to see the world and to perform in exciting new cities. I have danced all over the world and have made lots of great memories dancing in beautiful theaters, but tours can...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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    Shannon Marie Rugani – Dealing with Injuries

    Over the years I have had my fair share of injuries and have learned a few tricks to manage them and get back to dancing quickly and even stronger than before. Here are a few tips: Ice...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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    Shannon Marie Rugani’s Secret Cure for Ingrown Toenails

    As if dancing on my toes wasn’t painful enough, I suffered from ingrown toenails for years. It got to the point that I didn’t even know what a healthy toenail was supposed to look like. I saw...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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    Ballet Fashion: On & Off the Barre

    When most people think of ballet, they have a very specific view of what ballet dancers are like, both onstage and off. Non-dancers especially, seem to have an idealized vision of ballerinas lounging around their homes in...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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    Shannon Marie Rugani – Knowing Your Strengths

    In a large company like SFB, every dancer has a different strength and their own unique style of dancing. Each dancer is cast in each performance according to their personal strengths. I spent the beginning of my...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    Shannon Marie Rugani – Rehearsal & Peformance Day

    I am getting ready for Christopher Wheeldon’s U.S. premiere of Cinderella, opening on May 3 and rehearsing 6 different roles for Cinderella! They are the stepmother, Cinderella’s mother, the prince’s nanny, autumn in the four seasons and...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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