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The Royal Ballet’s Olivia Cowley | #adayinthelifeofacorpsballerina

April 8, 2013

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Olivia Cowley as Calliope in Apollo photographed by Cheryl Angear

The Royal Ballet’s Olivia Cowley | Pointe Shoes & Plasters There is nothing remotely glamorous about being a professional ballet dancer. As Olivia Cowley, a dancer in her 10th season with The Royal Ballet tells me, “people think it’s blisters but actually it’s not. It’s the nails, the bed of the nails, no matter how […]

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

August 28, 2012

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ballet dancer in jete

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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