Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Quote of the Week

" Many other women kicked higher, balanced longer, or turned faster.
These are poor substitutes for passion."
~ Agnes De Mille

September's Ballerina: Misty Copeland

Fact #1- Misty Copeland received the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Arts, in 2008.

Prince onstage with Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland

Misty in the winter issue of Jones Magazine

Dartanion Reed and Misty Copeland

(photo by: Goran Subotic)

Ballet Wishlist

I love this leotard! Lately I have been wanting to find some great low back leotards, and I think this is definitely a good option!


It's already starting to get pretty chilly where I live, so these overalls should keep me nice and warm.
Warm-Up Fleece Sac

This poster is really cool!


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Quote of the Week

" The pointes for girls, I always say,
have to be like an elephant's trunk;
strong and yet flexible and soft."
~ George Balanchine

September's Ballerina: Misty Copeland

Fact #1- Misty Copeland won the Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Award as the best dancer in Southern California, in 1998.
Fact #2- Misty is of Italian, German, and African descent.

Misty Copeland in Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux

Misty Copeland - American Ballet Theatre Hosts 2010 Culinary Pas de Deux - Inside

Matthew Prescott and Misty Copeland performing Falling
Misty Copeland and Matthew Prescott perform "Falling," choreographed by Prescott to the music of Ingrid Michaelson. Photo by Erin Baiano.
(photo by Erin Baiano)

Jared Matthews and Misty Copeland perform Tchaikovsky's Pas De Deux
(photo by Richard Termine)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Quote of the Week

" All the dancer's gestures are signs of things,
and the dance called rational,
because it aptly signifies and displays something over and above
the pleasure of the senses."
~ St. Augustine

September's Ballerina: Misty Copeland

Fact #1- Misty started ballet when she was 13 years old!
Fact #2- She was born in Kansas City, Missouri


Misty teaching a master's dance class

(photo by: Stephen Carr)

gorgeous Misty Copeland


Quote of the Week

Today I am going to do two Quote of the Week posts. Sorry that I haven't done any posts in awhile, but this past week was my first week going to a new ballet academy, and I've been very busy!

" I like classical music, I go to ballet and I cry,
there is nothing so beautiful."
~ Michael Gambon

Saturday, September 1, 2012

September's Ballerina: Misty Copeland

September's ballerina is Misty Copeland!!! She is such an inspiration to me because she started ballet at a late age and still became amazing!

Fact #1- Misty Copeland was born on September 10, 1982
Fact #2- She's a soloist for ABT.
Fact #2- She is the third African-American soloist in the American Ballet Theatre, and the first in two decades!

Misty Copeland


Misty Copeland and Gray Davis performing Christopher Wheeldon's Thirteen Diversions
Misty Copeland and Gray Davis in Christopher Wheeldon's "Thirteen Diversions," performed Thursday at Segerstrom Center by American Ballet Theatre.
(I believe this photo is by Lawrence K. Ho , but I could be mistaken)

Misty dancing on stage with Prince