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Episode #20 Queensland Ballet’s Lina Kim & her amazing side hustle!

Episode #20 Queensland Ballet’s Lina Kim & her amazing side hustle!

I am so excited to share this beautiful conversation with the even more beautiful Lina Kim - Soloist with Queensland Ballet. Lina was awarded the Most Outstanding Dancer and Queensland Ballet Scholarship Winner back in 2007 upon joining the Queensland Dance School of...

A must read before you go en pointe!

A must read before you go en pointe!

Starting pointe work is an extremely exciting period for any young dancer or adult ballerina. However there are many steps before slipping on that first pair of pointe shoes and I thought it would be helpful to give parents and students an insight into this next step...

Adults Only Classical Ballet Retreat in Byron Bay!

Adults Only Classical Ballet Retreat in Byron Bay!

Adults Only Classical Ballet Retreat in Byron Bay 13th - 14th September, 2019 This adults only ballet retreat is the perfect excuse to escape and focus on your mind, body and spirit in one of the most beautiful places in the world. The retreat includes daily ballet...

Episode #17 Kerri Turners ‘The Last Days of the Romanov Dancers’

Episode #17 Kerri Turners ‘The Last Days of the Romanov Dancers’

A couple of weeks ago two of my favourite things collided - books and ballet! I've actually had a copy of Kerri Turners debut novel, 'The Last Days of the Romanov Dancers' sitting on my beside table for months. So when I heard Kerri would be in town, I thought it...

Marilyn’s Thinking Body

Marilyn’s Thinking Body

Whilst watching the documentary 'Love, Marilyn' I came across some interesting thoughts about posture and how one carries themselves. One could argue that this is easily the most important focus of a ballerina. According to the documentary, Marilyn studied one book in...

Episode #16 Special Mothers Day Episode with Georgia’s (Dance) Mum!

Episode #16 Special Mothers Day Episode with Georgia’s (Dance) Mum!

The phrase ‘Dance Mum’ has been hijacked by awful shows like Dance Moms and poor behaviour from Mums at competitions with ‘Dance Mum’ encrusted in rhinestones on their back… But it's undeniable that a dance Mum is so much more than this stereotype! It was Mothers Day...

Why my students sit a ballet exam every second year…

Why my students sit a ballet exam every second year…

Did you know that there are MULTIPLE syllabi in the ballet world for students to learn? Some popular ones in Australia include; Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), Ceccheti Australia (CA), Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing (CSTD) and Australian Teachers of Dance...

Episode #14 Rosina Andrews and perfect pirouettes!

Episode #14 Rosina Andrews and perfect pirouettes!

Rosina Andrews is the author of ‘Pirouette Surgery’ and ‘Leap Surgery’. But don’t let the titles fool you - there’s nothing clinical or too complicated about her approach. Aimed at dance teachers and educated little dancers, these books break down the technicalities...

Easy foot strengthening exercises!

Easy foot strengthening exercises!

These three easy foot strengthening exercises can be easily done at home or in the studio. There are so many little muscles and metatarsals in the foot and as dancers we need to ensure they are strong to maximise our potential during allegro exercises, stability...

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