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Cupcakes & Conversation with Mireille Hassenboehler, Principal, Houston Ballet

August 8, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Mireille Hassenboehler, Principal, Houston Ballet  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? My son rises at 6:30!!! Seeing his sweet smiling face gets me going. When he is up and ready to go so must I. Why ballet? Can’t imagine life without it.  Placing my hand on the ballet […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Simon Ball, Principal, Houston Ballet

January 12, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Simon Ball, Principal, Houston Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ?   My family is my greatest source of support and motivation.  My beautiful wife and two gorgeous daughters inspire me to push when things get tough.  I certainly think of their faces when I am out […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Hannah Grennell, Aspirant, Dutch National Ballet (Het Nationale Ballet)

November 11, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Hannah Grennell, Aspirant, Dutch National Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? What motivates me is basically class. I enjoy the physicality of ballet and how focused it is. I find that in a company, class isn’t just class; it is the warm up at the start […]

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