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Cupcakes & Conversation with Iain Mackay, Principal, Birmingham Royal Ballet

March 20, 2014

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Iain Mackay, Principal, Birmingham Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? My four year old son Oscar gets me out of bed every day of the week, usually around  7.30am and always with a smile on his face. He’s so funny and happy in the morning, […]

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Cupcakes and Conversation with Yosvani Ramos, Principal, The Australian Ballet

November 21, 2012

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Rachel Rawlins and Yosvani Ramos Les Sylphides Photo Alex Makeyev

Cupcakes and Conversation with Yosvani Ramos, Principal, The Australian Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I make myself a double espresso coffee every morning as soon as I wake up. Couldn’t function without it! Why ballet ? There’s nothing else I’d rather do. Who would you most like to dance […]

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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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