The Injured Mindset

A sudden onset of pain is a scary moment for any dancer.  Pain is part of the game in many respects but as dancers, we have to learn to identify the difference between ‘normal-pain’ and ‘needs-medical-attention-pain’.  I think our bodies are very good at naturally and instinctively identifying these differences, however, dancers have a tendencyContinue reading “The Injured Mindset”

Overlooking Happiness in Dance

In broad terms; success is something you spend your lifetime looking for and happiness is something you spend your whole life overlooking. Rasheed Ogunlaru To become a ‘real-life-ballerina’, was my childhood dream which very quickly snowballed into a passionate career path  which I am proud and grateful  to have achieved. I can’t imagine my lifeContinue reading “Overlooking Happiness in Dance”

Covid Chronicles

It’s pretty surreal to think that, in a few years, history school books will be updated with the events of 2020 and children will be writing exams on our miserable experiences. The chapter of 2020 will be  loaded with hours of events to make sense of and the added challenge of distinguishing the facts andContinue reading “Covid Chronicles”

02112020

If Season 2020 wasn’t eventful enough…Vienna was shook by terrorist attacks, Monday 2nd of November at 8pm. The eve of the second lockdown; this Monday night was an opportunity to grab a last ‘after-work’ drink, the daily beer and meal out with friends. For the innocent victims, this really was the last time. In aContinue reading “02112020”

Art Matters

Take a moment and try to imagine what life would be like without the Arts… it’s almost as incomprehensible as trying to imagine how we ever got through life without GPSs and Google Maps. Without having to set foot in a museum or a theatre, we are constantly surrounded by the influence of ‘the Arts’.Continue reading “Art Matters”

There is always a first…

The 10 minutes before a first date, is usually the moment when I regret ever saying ‘yes’. I also resent my punctuality and wish that I’d rather arrived in a ‘fashionably-late’ manner; instead of awkwardly standing here, looking at my blank phone, pretending to be occupied.  At least, I have an escape plan on standby.Continue reading “There is always a first…”

Vague — ganism

The ‘Vegan’ movement has definitely been a very debatable topic over the past few years. Whether you see it as just a ‘trend’ or a new way of life that everyone should adapt to – it has definitely been a hot topic across the media and has especially sparked curiosity in the younger generations. It’sContinue reading “Vague — ganism”

KNEE-dless to say, James can walk again.

From a young age, the idea of ‘dancing through pain’, is somehow subconsciously installed into dancers’ minds.  This is a whole other level of FOMO (fear of missing out).  From personal experiences, I have come recognize the irrationals fears that we, as dancers, tend to have when our bodies are signaling us to slow downContinue reading “KNEE-dless to say, James can walk again.”

Tinderella Diaries

I have a love-hate relationship with Tinder. I’m that type of person that would rant about how superficial this form of dating is, how disrespectful some of the guys are,and how much of a time waster it is. Saying all of that, I have been swiping since 2014. I have deleted it because of disgustContinue reading “Tinderella Diaries”