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Cupcakes & Conversation with Daniel Roberts, Artist, West Australian Ballet

May 10, 2013

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Daniel Roberts, Artist, West Australian Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? Well class is usually at 10am at WAB so at 8am I’m usually sitting in my living room with a big coffee and looking forward to catching up on what everyone got up to on their […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Hannah O’Neill, Paris Opera Ballet

May 7, 2013

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Hannah O’Neill, Paris Opera Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ?  It’s different every day I guess. Whether it’s something I’m looking forward to rehearsing or simply because the sun is shining. I try and live day by day and take it as it comes. A coffee […]

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Cupcakes and Conversation with Rebecca Krohn, Principal, New York City Ballet

April 30, 2013

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Russian Seasons

Cupcakes and Conversation with Rebecca Krohn, Principal, New York City Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Tuesday morning? What gets me going on Tuesday morning is remembering that this is a career I chose to do. Ballet was never forced upon me, I do it because I love it.  Also, a big cup […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Ashley Laracey, Soloist, New York City Ballet

April 21, 2013

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Ashley Laracey, Soloist, New York City Ballet What motivates you at 8 a.m. on a Tuesday morning?  The alarm rings at 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday morning. A few minutes prior to the alarm, our automatic coffee pot begins brewing our favorite Whole Foods blend. The smell of coffee motivates me to get […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Wu Fei-fei, Principal, The Hong Kong Ballet

February 25, 2013

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Giselle Photo by Conrad Dy-Liacco

Cupcakes & Conversation with Wu Fei-fei, Principal, The Hong Kong Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ?   Lots and lots of ballet rehearsals! Why ballet ? Ballet is the most beautiful dance genre in the world. What are you looking forward to dancing during 2013 & what are the big challenges likely […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Sanmarie Kreuzhuber, Soloist, South African Mzansi Ballet

February 15, 2013

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Sanmarie Kreuzhuber, Soloist, South African Mzansi Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? It’s always a little hard to get going at the start of the working week! At South African Mzansi Ballet, we generally work a six day week and my day off is usually spent doing […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Li Jia-bo, Soloist, The Hong Kong Ballet

January 27, 2013

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Li Jia-bo, Soloist, The Hong Kong Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Realizing that there are still so many interesting and challenging creations to be completed. Why ballet? Ballet chose me when I was a boy, then I started to appreciate and love ballet, and turned […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Andreas Kaas, Corps de Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet

January 18, 2013

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ballet dancer on stage

Cupcakes & Conversation with Andreas Kaas, Corps de Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? First of all, my morning coffee. I’m married to my Nespresso Machine. Right after that, what motivates is how excited I am to do class. I love to take class in the morning […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Calvin Royal III, Corps de Ballet, American Ballet Theatre

January 1, 2013

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ballet dancer in white

Cupcakes & Conversation with Calvin Royal III, Corps de Ballet, American Ballet Theatre What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Monday is my day off. So it’s usually little motivation and more sleeping in! It’s my day to get the ‘chores’ done (laundry, groceries for the week, clean the house). If we’re […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Michaela Paolacci, First Soloist, Northern Ballet

December 27, 2012

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ballet dancers on pink stage

Cupcakes & Conversation with Michaela Paolacci, First Soloist, Northern Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? This depends on what time I get it bed the night before! Monday mornings can be very tricky, especially after a relaxing weekend but generally speaking, ballet dancers have to be naturally motivated especially if […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Brooke Lockett, Coryphée, The Australian Ballet

December 23, 2012

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The Narrative of Nothing (Infinity triple bill): photographer Jeff Busby, dancers Charles Thompson and Brooke Lockett

Cupcakes & Conversation with Brooke Lockett, Coryphée, The Australian Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? (or Tuesday if that is the first day of your working week) Coffee! No it’s the excitement of beginning a new week fresh and the prospect of new challenges, new opportunities and potentially wonderful moments […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Beatriz Stix-Brunell, Soloist, The Royal Ballet

December 20, 2012

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ballet dancer on royal ballet stage

Cupcakes & Conversation with Beatriz Stix-Brunell, Soloist, The Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I’m fully ready to ‘get at it ‘on Monday. Sunday is my day off and I use it to fully decompress and recharge. Company class on Monday morning is the lead-in to a busy and […]

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Ballet News Christmas Cupcakes & Conversation 2012

December 18, 2012

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ballet dancers on pointe

Ballet News Christmas Cupcakes & Conversation 2012 What does a ballet dancer do ? What happens when the curtain goes down ? The grit and the glamour : your backstage pass into ballet. It doesn’t matter whether you are new to ballet, a ballet teacher, dancer, student or someone who just loves ballet, there is always something […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Wendy Whelan, Principal, New York City Ballet

December 12, 2012

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two ballet dancers on stage

Cupcakes & Conversation with Wendy Whelan, Principal, New York City Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? What motivates me and gets me out of bed in the morning on the first work day of the week is knowing that I will have the privilege of working with a choreographer or […]

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Ballet News | The Cupcake

November 30, 2012

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ballet chirstmas cupcake

Ballet News & Cupcakes Through my Cupcakes & Conversation interview series with professional ballet dancers around the globe I bring you the delights of the Cupcake, which, as we’ve seen, is suitable for any occasion. A Cupcake and a cup of tea were made for each other; throw in a 30 minute interval at the ballet and hey presto – […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jessica Morgan, Northern Ballet

November 29, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jessica Morgan, Northern Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? Not much! I am definitely not a morning person! However, once I have managed to peel myself from my bed and had my morning coffee I become excited about the prospect of another inspiring and creative week. It […]

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Cupcakes and Conversation with Yosvani Ramos, Principal, The Australian Ballet

November 21, 2012

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Rachel Rawlins and Yosvani Ramos Les Sylphides Photo Alex Makeyev

Cupcakes and Conversation with Yosvani Ramos, Principal, The Australian Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I make myself a double espresso coffee every morning as soon as I wake up. Couldn’t function without it! Why ballet ? There’s nothing else I’d rather do. Who would you most like to dance […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Sarah Kora Dayanova, Sujet, Paris Opera Ballet

October 31, 2012

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Grand Pas Classique Sarah Kora Dayanova et Cyril Chokroun

Cupcakes & Conversation with Sarah Kora Dayanova, Sujet, Paris Opera Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Everything seems possible within a very few minutes when I am going to the Opera, the class will begin : I do like to go to the barre to prepare my body to work […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Gina Scott, Corps de Ballet, Semperoper Ballett

October 25, 2012

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ballet dancer smiles at the camera

Cupcakes & Conversation with Gina Scott, Corps de Ballet, Semperoper Ballett What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I love knowing that the start of the week is only around the corner as I have another week of new challenges and different expectations, depending on the rep we are rehearsing. Why ballet ? […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Sasha De Sola, Soloist, San Francisco Ballet

October 10, 2012

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ballet dancer backstage

Cupcakes & Conversation with Sasha De Sola, Soloist, San Francisco Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? My husband Josh! He is always there to love and encourage me and I am so grateful for that. I am also motivated by the prospect of working on any of the ballets that […]

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