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This blog is full of personal observations and insights into some of the things that interest and inspire me – including food, films, literature and dance!

When You Talk About Ballet, Do You Talk About Mental Health? When You Talk About Ballet, Do You Talk About Mental Health? On International Women's Day... On International Women's Day... It begins with a "D" It begins with a "D"
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I’ve learned a lot about the ballet world, both as a student and a professional.  This blog contains my hints and tips on how to navigate some of the challenges faced daily by young dancers and their parents.

TALA TURTON, 2017, Credit: Johan Persson Huffington Post - 12th March 2018: Rising Star Tala Lee-Turton Huffington Post - 12th March 2018: Rising Star Tala Lee-Turton Are you Training Effectively - Becoming a Professional Ballet Dancer Are you Training Effectively - Becoming a Professional Ballet Dancer Preparing For International Ballet Competitions - My Top Tips Preparing For International Ballet Competitions - My Top Tips Top Tips for Eating Well as a Ballet Dancer, Vegetarian and Foodie Top Tips for Eating Well as a Ballet Dancer, Vegetarian and Foodie How to Identify the Right Ballet Training for You How to Identify the Right Ballet Training for You Ballet Photography - Why It's Important For Dancers Ballet Photography - Why It's Important For Dancers Why I Love Ballet - And You Should Too! Why I Love Ballet - And You Should Too! 3 Things I Wish I'd Known about Becoming a Professional Ballerina 3 Things I Wish I'd Known about Becoming a Professional Ballerina Russian Ballet Training - How it Helped me to Become a Professional Classical Dancer Russian Ballet Training - How it Helped me to Become a Professional Classical Dancer Choreographing for Classical Dance - Where Should You Start? Choreographing for Classical Dance - Where Should You Start?
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I wrote this blog during my four-years of training at the world-famous Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow.  The blog follows my journey as a 16-year old exploring Moscow, learning Russian and gives an insight into the intense training regime that turned me into the professional dancer I am today.

Ballet dancer, ballerina, classical dancer Top tips for international students thinking about training at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy Top tips for international students thinking about training at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy One year on ... One year on ... Life as a professional ballet dancer ... Life as a professional ballet dancer ... Barnsley Civic Champion Barnsley Civic Champion TLT Ballet Masterclasses 2016 TLT Ballet Masterclasses 2016 Graduation 2016 - Bolshoi Ballet Academy Graduation 2016 - Bolshoi Ballet Academy professional ballerina Tala Lee-Turton Bolshoi Ballet Academy WBC 2016 World Ballet Competition 2016 World Ballet Competition 2016 World Ballet Competition 2016 - Performance Videos World Ballet Competition 2016 - Performance Videos WBC 2016 - official photos from classical performances WBC 2016 - official photos from classical performances WBC 2016 - official photos from contemporary performances WBC 2016 - official photos from contemporary performances A ballet dancer's audition journey: from Ekaterinburg to Copenhagen and back to Moscow A ballet dancer's audition journey: from Ekaterinburg to Copenhagen and back to Moscow Final year ballet exam - Bolshoi Ballet Academy 2016 Final year ballet exam - Bolshoi Ballet Academy 2016 Final Year Ballet Exam Photos - Bolshoi Ballet Academy 2016 Final Year Ballet Exam Photos - Bolshoi Ballet Academy 2016 More photos from my character exam More photos from my character exam More photos from my duet exam More photos from my duet exam Final year acting exam - Bolshoi Ballet Academy 2016 Final year acting exam - Bolshoi Ballet Academy 2016 Final year character exam - Bolshoi Ballet Academy 2016 Final year character exam - Bolshoi Ballet Academy 2016 Tala Lee-Turton Bolshoi Ballet Academy Duet Exam 2016 Final year duet exam - Bolshoi Ballet Academy 2016 Final year duet exam - Bolshoi Ballet Academy 2016 Tala Lee-Turton ballet Inspiration from the Ganjou Brothers and Juanita Inspiration from the Ganjou Brothers and Juanita Tips on overcoming ballet injuries Tips on overcoming ballet injuries bolshoi ballerina - Lee-Turton - Bolshoi Ballet Academy Ballet dancers that inspire me .... Ballet dancers that inspire me .... Harlequin Floors Harlequin Floors Passports, injuries and auditions Passports, injuries and auditions VKIBC Brussels, 2015 - performance videos VKIBC Brussels, 2015 - performance videos VKIBC 2015, Brussels - photo diary and rehearsal video. VKIBC 2015, Brussels - photo diary and rehearsal video. VKIBC 2015 - official photos VKIBC 2015 - official photos More performances on the Bolshoi Theatre Stage..... More performances on the Bolshoi Theatre Stage..... Bolshoi Ballet Academy Opening Ceremony 2015 Bolshoi Ballet Academy Opening Ceremony 2015 Barnsley ballerina - photos Barnsley ballerina - photos Regal - photos Regal - photos Prague International Ballet Masterclasses 2015 Prague International Ballet Masterclasses 2015 Prague International Ballet Masterclasses - portfolio photos Prague International Ballet Masterclasses - portfolio photos Prague International Ballet Masterclasses - photo gallery Prague International Ballet Masterclasses - photo gallery TLT Summer Ballet Masterclasses TLT Summer Ballet Masterclasses Preparing for auditions ..... Preparing for auditions ..... Summer training 2015 - photos and video Summer training 2015 - photos and video Tree of Codes - Review Tree of Codes - Review 13 lessons I've learned as a ballet dancer in training 13 lessons I've learned as a ballet dancer in training Another performance at the Bolshoi Theatre Another performance at the Bolshoi Theatre My very own ballet masterclasses My very own ballet masterclasses Ivan Vasiliev in Don Quixote - May 2015 Ivan Vasiliev in Don Quixote - May 2015 Review of Lady of the Camellias - May 2015 Review of Lady of the Camellias - May 2015 Easter at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy Easter at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy Debut on the Bolshoi Theatre Stage Debut on the Bolshoi Theatre Stage Fairy of the Woodland Glade Photos - Tanzolymp 2015 Fairy of the Woodland Glade Photos - Tanzolymp 2015 Gulnare, Le Corsaire Photos - Tanzolymp 2015 Gulnare, Le Corsaire Photos - Tanzolymp 2015 Staatsballett and Sightseeing in Berlin! Staatsballett and Sightseeing in Berlin! Performing at Tanzolymp 2015 Performing at Tanzolymp 2015 Preparation for Tanzolymp 2015 Preparation for Tanzolymp 2015 Second course modern exam 2014 Second course modern exam 2014 Winter performance auditions 2014 Winter performance auditions 2014 A day in the life of a Bolshoi Ballet Academy student A day in the life of a Bolshoi Ballet Academy student Winter's here in Moscow! Winter's here in Moscow! Ballet dancer in motion - 2nd set of portfolio photos Summer 2014 Ballet dancer in motion - 2nd set of portfolio photos Summer 2014 Ballet dancer in motion - 1st set of portfolio photos Summer 2014 Ballet dancer in motion - 1st set of portfolio photos Summer 2014
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