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Cupcakes & Conversation with Dreda Blow, Soloist, Northern Ballet

June 20, 2013

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Dreda Blow as Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream Photo Jason Tozer

Cupcakes & Conversation with Dreda Blow, Soloist, Northern Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I really enjoy my work so I don’t really have trouble motivating myself on a Monday morning. It is, however, tough to get your motor running again after a few days off. I love breakfast and […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Julie Diana, Principal Dancer, Pennsylvania Ballet

May 9, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Julie Diana, Principal Dancer, Pennsylvania Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? A cup of Dunkin Donuts coffee with French Vanilla Coffeemate. Why ballet ? I initially wanted to be an Olympic gymnast, but I was scared of everything but the floor routine (and my tumbling wasn’t terrific). […]

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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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