Hello, and a very warm welcome to my website, Ballet News.
It’s lovely to see you here ! Please have a look around, put up your feet, sip that Apple Martini or decaf Earl Grey tea and I even have cupcakes …
I am an accredited UK journalist with specialist experience in classical ballet, and here on Ballet News I’m bringing the ballet (virtually) to you. You’ll find worldwide breaking Ballet News including press releases, reviews, backstage, rehearsal and performance photographs and videos, fashion & ballet, interviews with dancers & vocational students, competitions, Ballet Business covering fundraising, ballet class and the media amongst other crucial ballet subjects, backstage news, casting, the mega-successful ‘Cupcakes & Conversation with….‘ interview series with professional ballet dancers and vocational students plus everything in between.
Ballet News’ raison d’être
Ballet News’ raison d’être is to bring you ballet & to do that I work independently.
I am also commissioned in a wide range of local & national print media.
What else ?
Well, I’ve been a shoe-a-holic since I was discovered, aged 8 or so, in the bottom of my Aunt’s wardrobe trying on all her shoes (she had many).
My favourite poem is ‘The road not taken’ by Robert Frost. An excerpt :
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference.”
My favourite quote is :
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too, can become great.” Mark Twain (& Tracy Jones).
And I’ll end with a saying I once found etched on a castle wall on my travels :
“The art of being a good host is to make your guests feel at home. The art of being a good guest, is to remember that you are not.”
I hope you enjoy reading Ballet News and please do get in touch if you have ballet related subjects you’d like to know more about or see featured here, or if you have relevant questions for me. It’s always great to hear from Ballet Newsers!