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Darcey’s Ballerina Heroines

February 24, 2014

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Darcey’s Ballerina Heroines As courtesans, fashion icons, political pawns and international celebrities, the great ballerinas have played a multitude of roles both on and off the stage. They have moved from the courts of kings to stages around the globe, from the highs of public adoration to the lows of injury and scandal. But few […]

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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 & 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 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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Cupcakes & Conversation with Fanny Gorse, Coryphée, Opéra national de Paris

September 28, 2012

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Ballet dancer looks in the mirror

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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Behind the scenes at the London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony

August 27, 2012

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ballet dancer at the Olympics Closing Ceremony

Behind the scenes at the London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony Olivia Devyea had a bumpy ride to the Olympics, but after being selected to dance along with hundreds of other ballet dancers and Darcey Bussell, the roller-coaster really took off. Devyea tells her story of how this amazing opportunity came about and what was involved. “I […]

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Freed Flip Flops

August 10, 2012

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Freed Flip Flops Fun, pink, and perfect for your summer holiday, these pop-out flip flops are just for you! Foam Flip Flop Sandals $12.95 /pair Pink thong-style sandals and two coordinating key rings in fun heart shaped foam heart. 1/2” thick foam. Adult sizes S, M, L.

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Burnise Silvius, Principal dancer, The South African Ballet Theatre

April 5, 2012

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ballet dancer in Giselle

Cupcakes & Conversation with Burnise Silvius, Principal dancer, The South African Ballet Theatre What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I love being active, it’s become a way of life. I look forward to getting into class, especially after a two-day break. It is wonderful to get back into the studio and […]

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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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Cupcakes & Conversation with Madison Keesler, Corps de ballet, San Francisco Ballet

June 25, 2010

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Madison Keesler, Corps de Ballet, San Francisco Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? For the most part, Monday is San Francisco Ballet’s one free day so if I’m not in bed sleeping chances are my motivation to get up is a massage appointment. What are you looking […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Ruth Brill, Artist, English National Ballet

December 27, 2009

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Cupcakes & conversation with Ruth Brill, Artist, English National Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? Putting some music on and making a big cup of coffee. What are you looking forward to dancing this season? We performed Giselle this season. I love the English National Ballet production, Mary Skeaping’s version. I […]

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