Tag Archives: In the Middle Somewhat Elevated

Cupcakes & Conversation with Brooke Widdison-Jacobs, Artist, West Australian Ballet

May 21, 2013

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Brooke Widdison-Jacobs, Artist,  West Australian Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? Well, to be honest, I do need my coffee in the morning but as soon as that kicks in I am excited to start the week. You never know what kind of rehearsals you will have […]

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Cucpakes & Conversation with Erin Pritchard, Corps de Ballet, Tulsa Ballet

September 21, 2012

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ballet dancer on pointe

Cucpakes & Conversation with Erin Pritchard, Corps de Ballet, Tulsa Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Definitely a nice cup of coffee 🙂 On Mondays, I feel like it’s a fresh start to a new week. I always try to give myself a goal for the week. For example, it […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Clare Morehen, Principal, Queensland Ballet

July 31, 2012

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Clare Morehen in Nils Christe's SYNC 2009 Pic Ken Sparrow

Cupcakes & Conversation with Clare Morehen, Principal, Queensland Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday Morning? Routine. I am a routine driven person, which kicks in the second my alarm goes off at 7am on Monday morning. The thought of coffee initially gets my dazed body out of bed. Then it’s off to […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Amy Aldridge, Principal, Pennsylvania Ballet

May 6, 2012

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Pennsylvania Ballet Principal Dancer Amy Aldridge in William Forsythe’s The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude. Photo: Alexander Iziliaev.

Cupcakes & Conversation with Amy Aldridge, Principal, Pennsylvania Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ?   Ballet class on Monday morning is how I’ve started my week since I was 15 years old. It has become equivalent to morning coffee for me. When I’m not dancing on the weekend I relax, […]

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English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer & People’s Choice Award

March 7, 2012

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Yonah Acosta

English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer & People’s Choice Award On Monday evening, this year’s Emerging Dancer competition organised by English National Ballet was judged by, among others, Arlene Phillips. The winner of both the Emerging Dancer and People’s Choice Award was Yonah Acosta. The nominees were : Yonah Acosta Don Quixote (Gorsky), Diana and Acteon (Petipa) Barry […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Yasmine Naghdi, Artist, The Royal Ballet

September 25, 2011

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ballet dancer on pointe

Cupcakes & Conversation with Yasmine Naghdi, Artist, The Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning?  Knowing that I have a week ahead of me allowing me to move, that I can do what I love doing most of all and that I don’t have to sit still on an office chair all day long! Why […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Carlos Lopez, Soloist, American Ballet Theatre

August 19, 2011

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ballet dancer in jete

Cupcakes & Conversation with Carlos Lopez, Soloist, American Ballet Theatre Lopez has now left ABT and is freelancing. What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? It’s been a while that I haven’t had to think about that, because we usually rest on Mondays at ABT, but let’s say on Tuesdays, I’m motivated by […]

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

May 22, 2011

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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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Cupcakes & Conversation with John Lam, Soloist, Boston Ballet

January 24, 2011

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dancer in high jump

Cupcakes & Conversation with John Lam, Soloist, Boston Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Nothing. I am still sleeping. Why ballet ? Ballet chose me, it is what I know. Who would you most like to dance with & what would you dance ? I don’t have any favorite dancer […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jesse Scales

September 21, 2010

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dancer on pointe on backbend

Cupcakes & Conversation with Jesse Scales, ballet dancer  Jesse performed with the Melbourne Ballet Company last December and then completed her classical ballet training at the New Zealand School of Dance. She auditioned for the Sydney Dance Company held over 2 days in July this year and made it to the end (though very interested, […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Laura Bury, Het Nationale Ballet (Dutch National Ballet)

August 30, 2010

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Laura Bury, Het Nationale Ballet (Dutch National Ballet)   I carried out this interview while Laura was dancing with the company.  As you read on, you’ll discover that Laura has now left. Unfortunately, I have no images to compliment this feature – save the wonderful cupcakes of course – nevertheless I wanted […]

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