Tag Archives: Freeds

Sugar Plum moments with Martha Leebolt, Premier Dancer with Northern Ballet

May 22, 2011


dancer stands next to the barre

Sugar Plum moments with Northern Ballet Principal, Martha Leebolt I’m comparing toes with Cleopatra, a.k.a. Martha Leebolt, and it’s caught me slightly by surprise. How many prima ballerinas do you know who would, unprompted, whip off their shoes and show you their feet ? Leebolt’s are strong & tiny, with no discernable marks from a […]

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Ballet School – behind the barre

November 11, 2010


dancer in tutu

English National Ballet School | Behind the barre This year I am following two English National Ballet School (ENBS) students; one in the first year and one in the third (graduate) year. The latest available Ofsted inspection report (2008) gave the three year National Diploma in Professional Dance (classical ballet) an ‘outstanding’ grade.  The report […]

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Cupcakes & conversation with Chelsy Meiss, Corps de ballet, The National Ballet of Canada

September 24, 2010



Cupcakes & Conversation with Chelsy Meiss, Corps de ballet, National Ballet of Canada  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ?   The fact that I can do what I love is enough. In the morning ballet class is where I am able to maintain and further my technique which motivates me to […]

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