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

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Finding the Perfect Match: A Guide to Leotards

Perhaps one of the most exciting and most underestimated challenges about being a dancer, especially a ballerina, is leotard selection. However, I have a way to find what you are looking for in a few simple steps. Step 1: Know Your Brands It is true, no two leotards are the same. I have broken down … Continue reading Finding the Perfect Match: A Guide to Leotards

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