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Cupcakes & Conversation with Lauren Fagone, Richmond Ballet

May 29, 2014

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Lauren Fagone as The Fairy Godmother in Malcolm Burn’s Cinderella. Richmond Ballet 2014. All rights reserved. Photo by Sarah Ferguson

Cupcakes & Conversation with Lauren Fagone, Richmond Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? The thrill of a new adventure!  Every day offers the chance for growth and discovery!   …though the sweet smell of coffee brewing helps too! If ballet chose you, as many dancers say it did, what is […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Sonia Rodriguez, Principal, The National Ballet of Canada

May 8, 2014

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Sonia Rodriguez. Photo by Sian Richards.

Cupcakes & Conversation with Sonia Rodriguez, Principal, The National Ballet of Canada  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? The challenge of pushing myself and discovering new things. I love the time in the studio where I get to develop a role or a get to discover a new way of moving. […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Damian Smith, Principal, San Francisco Ballet

April 15, 2014

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Yuan Yuan Tan and Damian Smith in Tomasson's The Fifth Season (© Erik Tomasson)

Cupcakes & Conversation with Damian Smith, Principal, San Francisco Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Getting coffee, and taking some Tylenol! But actually, breakfast – it’s my favorite meal of the day. Why ballet ? When people ask me that, my first thought is “Why not ballet?” You get the […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Iain Mackay, Principal, Birmingham Royal Ballet

March 20, 2014

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Grosse Fuge Iain Mackay photo Roy Smiljanic

Cupcakes & Conversation with Iain Mackay, Principal, Birmingham Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? My four year old son Oscar gets me out of bed every day of the week, usually around  7.30am and always with a smile on his face. He’s so funny and happy in the morning, […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jim Nowakowski, Demi Soloist, Houston Ballet

February 28, 2014

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Jim Nowakowski Photo Amitava Sarkar

Cupcakes & Conversation with Jim Nowakowski, Demi Soloist, Houston Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Well on Monday’s Houston Ballet does not work, so I would have to say the luxury of planning my own day and doing whatever I want, be with my friends, or just have “me” time. […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Luke Schaufuss, Artist, Birmingham Royal Ballet

February 19, 2014

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Luke Schaufuss photo Kate Watson

Cupcakes & Conversation with Luke Schaufuss, Artist, Birmingham Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? To answer the question bluntly; usually I’m asleep on a Monday at this time. At Birmingham Royal Ballet, we start our Mondays later. Hooray! However, the constant need to improve, and become better always helps […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Bronte Kelly, Royal New Zealand Ballet

February 11, 2014

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RNZB dancers in Bronte Kelly and Helio Lima in Don Quixote pas de deux TOWER Tutus on tour - credit Evan Li

Cupcakes & Conversation with Bronte Kelly, Royal New Zealand Ballet From Queensland, Australia, Bronte started dancing at the age of four and went on to train at The Australian Ballet School. She joined Royal New Zealand Ballet at the start of 2011 and recent highlights include appearing in Balanchine’s Who Cares?, performing the title role in […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Rachael Gillespie, Coryphée, Northern Ballet

February 6, 2014

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Rachel Gillespie in NBT's Peter Pan

Cupcakes & Conversation with Rachael Gillespie, Coryphée, Northern Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? It’s a brand new day! I’m lucky to be happy and healthy and doing a job that I love. If ballet chose you, as many dancers say it did, what is it that has made you […]

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Cupcakes and Conversation with Qi Huan, the Royal New Zealand Ballet

January 29, 2014

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Qi Huan in Final Dress - one of three short ballets in NYC

Cupcakes and Conversation with Qi Huan, the Royal New Zealand Ballet  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? When I wake up in the mornings, I don’t usually think too much. I just quickly wash up, get something to eat and go to work! If ballet chose you, as many dancers say […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Giuliano Contadini, Soloist, Northern Ballet

January 6, 2014

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Giuliano Contadini, Soloist, Northern Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? My special protein shake. It wakes me up much faster than my alarm. If ballet chose you, as many dancers say it did, what is it that has made you stick with it ? It’s the […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Bethany Kingsely-Garner, Soloist, Scottish Ballet

August 3, 2013

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Bethany Kingsley – Garner in Scottish Ballet’s production of Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling. Photograph by Andy Ross.

Cupcakes & Conversation with Bethany Kingsely-Garner, Soloist, Scottish Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? Coffee, sunshine, and knowing that I get to do a job that I love. If ballet chose you, as many dancers say it did, what is it that has made you stick with it? It constantly challenges […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Christopher Harrison, Principal, Scottish Ballet

July 24, 2013

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Christopher Harrison and Sophie Martin in Scottish Ballet’s EIF promotional pictures. Photo by Graham Wylie

Cupcakes & Conversation with Christopher Harrison, Principal, Scottish Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? A shower and a coffee. Along with some music to help me get in the right frame of mind. If ballet chose you, as many dancers say it did, what is it that has made you […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Pippa Moore, Premier Dancer, Northern Ballet

June 26, 2013

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Pippa Moore, Premier Dancer, Northern Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I must be hard wired after all these years of discipline and dedication; by 8am I’ve been up a while organising what needs to be done! If ballet chose you, as many dancers say it […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Dreda Blow, Soloist, Northern Ballet

June 20, 2013

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Dreda Blow as Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream Photo Jason Tozer

Cupcakes & Conversation with Dreda Blow, Soloist, Northern Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I really enjoy my work so I don’t really have trouble motivating myself on a Monday morning. It is, however, tough to get your motor running again after a few days off. I love breakfast and […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Nancy Osbaldeston, Artist, English National Ballet

June 19, 2013

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Nancy Osbaldeston (c) Photography by ASH for the image www photographybyASH

Cupcakes & Conversation with Nancy Osbaldeston, Artist, English National Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Knowing I get paid to do what I love for a living. If ballet chose you, as many dancers say it did, what is it that has made you stick with it ? I would say […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Victoria Sibson, Soloist, Northern Ballet

June 4, 2013

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Victoria Sibson as Lady de Winter in Northern Ballet's Three Musketeers Photo by Merlin Hendy

Cupcakes & Conversation with Victoria Sibson, Soloist, Northern Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? First days of the week are really difficult so I would have to say that knowing you’re not the only one going through it makes you feel better! The motivation to want to start maybe new […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Alys Shee, Artist, Birmingham Royal Ballet

May 29, 2013

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Alys Shee

Cupcakes & Conversation with Alys Shee, Artist, Birmingham Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Mondays begin at noon for us so the mornings are very relaxing. It makes it very easy to ease into the working week. If ballet chose you, as many dancers say it did, what is […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Adam Bull, Principal, The Australian Ballet

May 26, 2013

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Adam Bull Amber Scott in Swan Lake Photography Jim McFarlane

Cupcakes & Conversation with Adam Bull, Principal, The Australian Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? A swim in the ocean at Manly beach followed by a long macchiato. If ballet chose you, as many dancers say it did, what is it that has made you stick with it ? Working in […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Brooke Widdison-Jacobs, Artist, West Australian Ballet

May 21, 2013

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Brooke Widdison-Jacobs, Artist,  West Australian Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? Well, to be honest, I do need my coffee in the morning but as soon as that kicks in I am excited to start the week. You never know what kind of rehearsals you will have […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Ty King-Wall, Principal, The Australian Ballet

May 15, 2013

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Madeliene Eastoe Ty King Wall in Halcyon 2011 Photo by Jeff Busby

Cupcakes & Conversation with Ty King-Wall, Principal, The Australian Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Absolutely nothing! I get up at 8.30am….Not a morning person! If ballet chose you, as many dancers say it did, what is it that has made you stick with it ? Insanity, and a certain level […]

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