Explore your potential

How long does a dancer’s career last? I am always ready to answer or debunk any Ballet stereotypes, however this line of questioning – longevity, security and stability of a dancer’s career – leaves me shrugging my shoulders. There is no ‘one-size fits all’ and there is no manual instruction leaflet. However, there is anContinue reading “Explore your potential”

Part Two – Reflecting on my time at vocational Ballet School – nature or Nurture?

Weekends gave us a moment of normality; usually only a modest 24 hours. Saturday morning Ballet class would generally be a combined boys and girls class, which helped for a more easy-going atmosphere. Saturday mornings were just one of the many scenarios, where I learned to be fast, organized and time efficient. Class was followedContinue reading “Part Two – Reflecting on my time at vocational Ballet School – nature or Nurture?”

Reflecting on my time at Ballet School – nature or nurture? Part 1

Part 1 In this two part post, I share a personal reflection on my time at White Lodge. This accounts solely to my own experiences and with a great help from retrospect and self-reflection. I have incredible gratitude for the opportunity that I had, however I feel that it is important to share an openContinue reading “Reflecting on my time at Ballet School – nature or nurture? Part 1”

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”

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.”

The Live-Stream Solution

When there is a will, there is a way; and we have found ways thanks to the magic of the internet and live streaming technologies. I don’t have to remind anyone of the difficult and unprecedented situation that we have all found ourselves in and I believe that the best way to deal with theContinue reading “The Live-Stream Solution”