Tag Archives: Gaynor Minden

Cupcakes & Conversation with Gillian Murphy, Guest Artist with Royal New Zealand Ballet & Principal with American Ballet Theatre

September 13, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Gillian Murphy, Guest Artist with Royal New Zealand Ballet & Principal with American Ballet Theatre Gillian will next star as Giselle in the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s production of Giselle, co-choreographed by Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg. (7 November – 12 December)   How have you settled into life in New […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Igone De Jongh, Principal, Het Nationale Ballet

September 7, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Igone De Jongh, Principal, Het Nationale Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? What motivates me in the morning is my 2 year old son! He usually wakes up at around 8 am and then we have breakfast all together with my husband and then the nanny […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Aria Alekzander, Corps de Ballet, Houston Ballet

August 28, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Aria Alekzander, Corps de Ballet, Houston Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? It sounds cheesy, but I try and set aside some time to myself each morning to be grateful. Listening to music while I get ready and thinking of a few things in my life that […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Andrea Bayne, Principal, Ballet Victoria

January 25, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Andrea Bayne, Principal, Ballet Victoria What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? The simple fact of waking up and knowing that I am able to fulfill my passion as my career is more than enough to get me going on a Monday morning, I feel so fortunate. Why […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Erica Cornejo, Principal, Boston Ballet

January 19, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Erica Cornejo, Principal, Boston Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ?   I always try to find something that motivates myself to start the week. It can be different things, from my beautiful family to a new choreography or ballet that I know I love doing. Having my typical […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Anu Viheriäranta, First Soloist, Dutch National Ballet

October 16, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Anu Viheriäranta, First Soloist, Dutch National Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Having rehearsals with people who inspire me. With repetiteurs who have a lot of knowledge, experience and a good eye to help to build a role and the technique as well as with choreographers […]

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The Ballet News Ballet Clinic

October 10, 2011

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Ballet News | Ballet Clinic For some time, the Ballet News Ballet Clinic has resided in the discussion tab on the Ballet News facebook page, but as I’ve been notified by facebook that it will soon remove this tool, and because we’ve had such a wealth of useful, practical information from teachers, dance students, ballet-goers, doctors […]

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

August 26, 2011

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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. […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Maia Makhateli, Principal, Dutch National Ballet

June 17, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Maia Makhateli, Principal, Dutch National Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? I’m not really fond of Monday mornings. I find it quite hard to get out of my bed in the morning and I guess it’s just the routine that makes me wake up and go to […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Emily Grizzell, Soloist, Royal Winnipeg Ballet

June 3, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Emily Grizzell, Soloist, Royal Winnipeg Ballet How do you prepare your pointe shoes ? Well, I wear Gaynor Minden pointe shoes now, and there isn’t a whole lot of prep required the way that there is with traditional shoes.  I do admit to putting them through the washing machine on occasion […]

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Ballet Business : Pointe shoes deconstructed

January 20, 2011

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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 Bridgett Zehr, Principal, National Ballet of Canada

October 22, 2010

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Bridgett Zehr, Principal, National Ballet of Canada Bridgett will dance the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in James Kudelka’s The Nutcracker. Known for extraordinary musicality and willowy limbs, Bridgett combines a delicate innocence with lyrical grace and steely technique, making her an critic and audience favourite. She recently made her debut […]

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

September 24, 2010

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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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