18 Confessions of Adult Ballet Dancers

18 Confessions of Adult Ballet Dancers

  We want to improve just as much as school aged students and professionals. More than the exercise, it’s the artistry of ballet that drives us to continue. We’ve seen the bronze sculpture by Degas, “The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer” in person. We...
Misty Copeland: Triumph and Embarrassment

Misty Copeland: Triumph and Embarrassment

  For the record, I think Misty Copeland is amazing. We all do. She has a bangin’ bod, flawless technique and artistry, and she’s humble, a characteristic that can be easily lost in prima circles. Copeland was promoted to principal dancer at American Ballet...
5 Qualities Every Ballet Teacher Should Have

5 Qualities Every Ballet Teacher Should Have

1. Knowledge Every ballet teacher should have at least a basic knowledge of ballet history, relevant composers, and most definitely should know the French ballet vocabulary. Your teacher doesn’t have to be an elitist snob, but they should know their stuff, so to...