Tag Archives: Ellen DeGeneres

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

February 28, 2014

1 Comment

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. […]

Continue reading...

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

May 7, 2013

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

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 […]

Continue reading...

Cucpakes & Conversation with Erin Pritchard, Corps de Ballet, Tulsa Ballet

September 21, 2012

1 Comment

ballet dancer on pointe

Cucpakes & Conversation with Erin Pritchard, Corps de Ballet, Tulsa Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Definitely a nice cup of coffee 🙂 On Mondays, I feel like it’s a fresh start to a new week. I always try to give myself a goal for the week. For example, it […]

Continue reading...

Cupcakes & Conversation with Mireille Hassenboehler, Principal, Houston Ballet

August 8, 2012

Comments Off on Cupcakes & Conversation with Mireille Hassenboehler, Principal, Houston Ballet

ballet dancers in purple dresses on pointe

Cupcakes & Conversation with Mireille Hassenboehler, Principal, Houston Ballet  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? My son rises at 6:30!!! Seeing his sweet smiling face gets me going. When he is up and ready to go so must I. Why ballet? Can’t imagine life without it.  Placing my hand on the ballet […]

Continue reading...

Cupcakes & Conversation with Miki Kawamura, Oklahoma City Ballet

April 17, 2012

Comments Off on Cupcakes & Conversation with Miki Kawamura, Oklahoma City Ballet

ballet dancer on stage

Cupcakes & Conversation with Miki Kawamura, Oklahoma City Ballet   What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? Having days off always motivates me to start a new work week. I’m usually eager to go to work after day off. Why ballet? Actually I ask myself this question all the time. When I was […]

Continue reading...

Cupcakes & Conversation with Lauren Rogers, Soloist, Cape Town City Ballet

August 26, 2011

3 Comments

ballet dancer headshot

Cupcakes & Conversation with Lauren Rogers, Soloist, Cape Town City Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Some kind of errand I have to do before getting to work. Why ballet ? I’ve been doing ballet since I was 3yrs old, and it’s a passion of mine that never stops growing. […]

Continue reading...

Cupcakes & Conversation with Jo-Ann Sundermeier, Soloist, Royal Winnipeg Ballet

June 27, 2011

2 Comments

ballet dancer kneels on the floor

Cupcakes & Conversation with Jo-Ann Sundermeier, Soloist, Royal Winnipeg Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? A bright sunny morning always helps! Thankfully, even though it’s sometimes awfully cold outside, the sky remains blue, and the sun is shining! Also, knowing my schedule in advance helps to put me in the right mind […]

Continue reading...

Cupcakes & Conversation with Shelby Elsbree, corps de ballet, Royal Danish Ballet

December 23, 2010

6 Comments

'Aurora's Friends' in Christopher Wheeldon's Sleeping Beauty

Cupcakes & Conversation with Shelby Elsbree, corps de ballet, Royal Danish Ballet  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? A nice big bowl of Oatmeal served with homemade apple compote, a drizzle of maple syrup and a latté. Why ballet? I gave it a try, and fell in love with the art form, […]

Continue reading...