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Cupcakes & Conversation with Lauren Ciobanu, Demi Soloist, Houston Ballet

February 21, 2011

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dancer kneeling on stage

Cupcakes & Conversation with Lauren Ciobanu, Demi Soloist, Houston Ballet  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? My husband kicking me out of bed! No, but seriously the idea that I can keep progressing and evolving. Trying to master or more deeply understand whatever role I am working on at the time. […]

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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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The secret of Celisa’s success

September 15, 2010

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The secret of Celisa’s success

Even the clothes are wilting.  The air in the studio is languid and thick with endeavour.  Discarded tutus and dresses longer and thinner than pencils scatter the floor and droop earthwards. But not our star dancer.  Celisa Diuana, a corps de ballet dancer with The Royal Ballet, is trying to hit the photographer’s mark with a […]

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Ballet News | Style Pointes

September 9, 2010

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dancer wears Chanel coat

Ballet News | Style Pointes If you’ve visited Ballet NEWS before, chances are you’ll be aware that one of my aims is to highlight the versatility of ballet dancers in mainstream channels. Who remembers Darcey Bussell’s shoot for Caroline Baker at The Sunday Times with leading photographer Anthony Crickmay, or the leather, Avengers-style catsuit she […]

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