Tag Archives: ballet

Lonely places, hard times

In 1985 I moved to San Francisco alone to dance full-time with their ballet company. Fresh out of high school, my dream was coming true. I had trained with them summers prior, but this would be more …permanent. 😱 I … Continue reading

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Practice, Practice

Practice – “repeated performance or systematic exercise for the purpose of acquiring skill and proficiency.” Plie’, tendu, degage’, rond-de-jambe… repetitive barre-work begins a ballerina’s day, every day as long as she dances. Practice is focused and purposeful; the honing of … Continue reading

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Finding Freedom

I used to blame God for not answering my prayers. I lived angry for years. Not even sure exactly who I was mad at. I was mostly mad at me. I could not get what I wanted. Life just wasn’t working … Continue reading

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