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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 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 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 Fanny Gorse, Coryphée, Opéra national de Paris

September 28, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Fanny Gorse, Coryphée, Opéra national de Paris What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Monday morning, I need a latte and some music on my way to the Opéra. Then I find my best friend Allister at the same place at the barre and the week can start! […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Misty Copeland, Soloist, American Ballet Theatre

April 11, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Misty Copeland, Soloist, American Ballet Theatre  I’ve wanted to interview Misty for some time.  She started ballet training fairly late (13 yrs) and had to quickly decide her future career.  Since then she’s never looked back and has become an inspiration to so many through her dancing and determination.  I’d like you to […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Ashley Bouder, Principal, New York City Ballet

September 29, 2010

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dancer in jete on stage

     Cupcakes & Conversation with Ashley Bouder, Principal, New York City Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? The idea of starting a new week fresh and feeling rested. Also, my dog Scout needs to go out to the bathroom. Why ballet ? Why not? It is my passion. I […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Mara Galeazzi, Principal, The Royal Ballet

August 27, 2009

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Mara Galeazzi, Principal, The Royal Ballet The Royal Ballet Company opens the Autumn season with Mayerling on 8th October at the Royal Opera House. Galeazzi is cast as Mary Vetsera on 12th & 16th October at 7.30pm and as Countess Larisch on 29th October & 2nd November at 7.30pm (please note […]

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