Book Review – Paint It Black

Review of Paint It Black by Janet Fitch This is easily one of my favorite books of all time and is one of a handful of books that inspired me towards wanting to be a writer. The story itself is so bold and outlandish, yet it was one that I unexpectedly related to in a … Continue reading Book Review – Paint It Black

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Game Face On: How to Prepare Hair and Makeup for Perfomances

While I am in the middle of Nutcracker season right now, I thought that this would be an excellent time to discuss how to properly prepare hair, makeup, and shoes for a performance whether it is Nutcracker or any other holiday show. Part 1: Lots of Locks The first task that I prefer to accomplish … Continue reading Game Face On: How to Prepare Hair and Makeup for Perfomances

Breath In, Breathe Out: How to Shake Off Nerves Before a Performance

When it comes to performances, every dancer has his or her own unique way of preparing hair, makeup, and shoes for a show. However, there is one common trait that every single dancer experiences before stepping onstage in front of an audience. Yes, I am talking about nervousness. For most, this is one aspect of … Continue reading Breath In, Breathe Out: How to Shake Off Nerves Before a Performance

Visions of Sugar Plums: How to Make it Through Nutracker Season

A topic that covered by most major ballet magazines and news sources every November and December is that of the beloved and dreaded Nutcracker season. This week, there may be a few new tips and tricks that will help you out this year, whether you are gearing up to perform in a ballet company’s Nutcracker … Continue reading Visions of Sugar Plums: How to Make it Through Nutracker Season