The Old to the New Ways of Pointe

In this Ballet Evolved discussion from the Royal Opera House, Former Ballet Mistress Ursula Hageli shares how dancing en pointe has evolved over time. This discussion includes demonstrations by dancers Gemma Pitchley-Gale and Fumi Kaneko. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=510WnZQUgac

MoBBallet’s 12 Steps to Ballet’s Cultural Recovery

Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet has created a list of 12 action steps for cultural recovery in ballet, and asks us to "Please read, affirm them by posting and tagging your organizations, leadership friends, colleages, brands who you support or support you... Ask them to post as a commitment to cultural recovery." Memoirs of Blacks … Continue reading MoBBallet’s 12 Steps to Ballet’s Cultural Recovery

It’s Shim Sham Time Somewhere! Join the Shim Sham Relay for Frankie Manning’s Birthday

In honor of Frankie Manning’s birthday and #FrankieMonth, The Frankie Manning Foundation is holding a global shim sham relay! No matter where you are in the world on 26 May 2020, 8pm your time is now Shim Sham time! If you want someone to dance with, I will be sharing my Shim Sham Demonstration during … Continue reading It’s Shim Sham Time Somewhere! Join the Shim Sham Relay for Frankie Manning’s Birthday

DANCE PLANNERS AND JOURNALS: The Benefits of Taking a Reflexive Approach to Your Dance Practice

Dancing is just as much of a mental sport as it is a physical one. It takes courage and confidence for anyone to attempt a step for the first time, and self-doubt is a common enemy for many. For myself, this doubt is usually coming from my feeling that my dancing might not fit in … Continue reading DANCE PLANNERS AND JOURNALS: The Benefits of Taking a Reflexive Approach to Your Dance Practice