Huntsville Ballet performs "Peter and the Wolf" this weekend, and I can't wait to see it! Why? All the normal everyday reasons apply, but... One extraordinary reason is a standout!! Huntsville Ballet survived the uncertainty and financial distress of this pandemic year. Phillip Otto and ... Read more »
Motivation and Moving Forward!
Ballet and all Performing Arts have taken a unique and devastating hit as a consequence of Covid. The performance venue and schedule were seriously impacted by social distancing policies. So... I have a second question for you. "Are you working on a Plan B while striving to maintain your ballet ... Read more »
One Year In – Dancing through a Pandemic
March 2021 - The first anniversary of when life changed for so many of us. Hopefully, some of you are vaccinated or have recovered from Covid, but the question I have for you is, "Are you still dancing?" Whether we like to admit it or not, ballet is a team sport. We support each other through ... Read more »
Dancing in the Cold
My home studio in New Orleans did not have any heat. My teacher would say, "What's the point? Make your own heat." Besides, New Orleans is famous for jungle-like humidity and long-lasting summers. But still... It does get cold sometimes. Now and then, but especially in February around Mardi Gras ... Read more »
Cold Days Bring Thoughts of Summer Intensives!
Now, I know what you're going to say... My Summer Intensive was totally screwed last year because of the Covid Pandemic... And I agree. You are right.Many students are barely hanging on right now. Fighting to maintain their technique. Struggling to keep their dreams. Let's try to help each other! ... Read more »
Thank you to Pointe Magazine!
In the past week, Pointe Work: Ten Reasons Why and When, was highlighted by Pointe Magazine as one of 2020's '9 New Reads for Dance Fans Young and Old.' Many thanks for the recognition and review! Such an honor to be in great company, and a spectacular fini to 2020. Check out the ... Read more »