Ballet Industry Advice2019-08-21T10:47:13+01:00

Ballet Industry Advice

Your Every Day Training Regime – Becoming a Professional Ballet Dancer

Over the course of my career, I've learned that, for a ballet dancer to perform at their best, dance training must become a lifestyle.  I have always been an advocate of the 'ballet every day' approach to dance training. As [...]

Preparing For International Ballet Competitions – My Top Tips

Ballet competitions have always been an important part of my development as a professional dancer, giving me many memories and life experiences that I still cherish today. Competing at the World Ballet Competition in Florida was one of the formative moments in [...]

Top Tips for Eating Well as a Ballet Dancer, Vegetarian and Foodie

As a ballet dancer and ballet coach, looking after my body is one of my top priorities. In order to perform at my best whilst in training and now, as a professional, my physical health must be at a constant optimum [...]

How to Identify the Right Ballet Training for You

The right type of ballet training is critical. As with any physical activity that you are serious about, it’s really important that you research the correct type of training that complements your body and way of learning. The first step, [...]

Ballet Photography – Why It’s Important For Dancers

Ballet photography can be beautiful, thought provoking and moving. The right shot offers an opportunity to capture a dancer’s strengths, passions and abilities in a single frame forever. As a ballet dancer, it’s vital to make sure you can build [...]

Why I Love Ballet – And You Should Too!

Training to become a professional classical dancer has given me much opportunity over the years to consider the importance of ballet. Although classical dance is one of the oldest art forms, it is developing and progressing all the time, acting [...]

3 Things I Wish I’d Known about Becoming a Professional Ballerina

I started ballet classes when I was three years old!  It became my passion instantly - and since taking those first steps, I’ve worked tirelessly for almost twenty years to achieve my dream of a career as a professional classical [...]

Russian Ballet Training – How it Helped me to Become a Professional Classical Dancer

When I was 14 years old, I was told that I would never become a classical dancer. I was training on a government-funded scholarship at a ballet school in the UK.  Seven years later, at 21, I was working as [...]

Choreographing for Classical Dance – Where Should You Start?

Throughout my training and upon starting work as a professional dancer, I've learned that inspiration to choreograph comes from many sources.  Nature is a source of inspiration, alongside the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Different styles of dance can [...]

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Choosing Music to Inspire your Choreography

Powerful classical, neo-classical and contemporary performances rely on good choreography, a strong theme, and of course, a commanding piece of music. While on the face of it, choosing the right music to accompany your piece may seem simple, it can [...]