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Cupcakes & Conversation with Lydia Wellington, Corps de ballet, New York City Ballet

February 8, 2011

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a row of cupcakes with candles on top

   Cupcakes & Conversation with Lydia Wellington, Corps de ballet, New York City Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Tuesday morning? I can’t relax for more than one day (and I really take that Monday to veg out), so I practically jump out of bed on Tuesday morning. I think I get really […]

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Ballet Business : Pointe shoes deconstructed

January 20, 2011

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Ballet News, pointe shoes,

It’s Not Magic; it’s linen & often flour It’s not magic that keeps a ballerina on her toes – it’s a mixture of materials – often burlap, flour, dextrine*, paper, potato starch, rough and smooth leather, coarse linen, satin, papier-mâché, held together with glue of a secret formula. You may have seen dancers strutting about, […]

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