Ballet Industry Advice2018-11-01T15:59:55+00:00

Ballet Industry Advice

Your Training Regime – How to Practise Ballet Every Day

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 [...]

Ballet Dancer Diet – 6 Tips On Eating Well As a Vegetarian

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 [...]

Ballet Training – How to Identify The Best Route 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 Is It Important For Dancers?

Ballet photography can be beautiful, thought provoking and moving. It offers an opportunity to capture a dancer’s strengths, passions and abilities in a single frame forever. As a student or professional dancer, it’s important that you have a portfolio of [...]

Why Ballet Is Important?

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 [...]

Ballet Career Advice – 3 Things I Wish I’d Known

After four years of intensive training at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, I’ve been fortunate enough to have been able to pursue a professional career as a classical dancer. While it’s not always been easy, it has been incredibly [...]

Russian Ballet Training – Why It Makes All The Difference

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. Eight years later, at 22, I’m now working as [...]

Choreography Ideas for Classical Dance – Where Should You Start?

Throughout my training and upon starting work as a professional dancer, I've learned that choreography inspiration comes from many sources. The arts can influence or lend itself to the story behind a well-choreographed performance. Nature can inspire organic limitations, while [...]

How to Choose Music to Choreograph To For Classical and Contemporary Dance

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 [...]