I’ve gotten a number of questions about physical preparations for pointe, so here’s a workout to help you build strength and balance. Make sure you don’t sickle, maintain your turnout (except, of course, during the planks and burpees), and do two or more times a week.
I’ll also be making more dance posts in the future, including exercises to improve balance for all forms of dance, introduction to a pointe shoe, my before- and after-class routines, and more!
A few personal favorites.
Dancer: Hanna Roberts
Location: Corpus Christi, Texas
Photo: M.Lee photography
OH my god. unreal. not real. holy god.
Brian Friedman. Yanis Marshall. Mishay Petronelli.
Photo of my beautiful best friend taken by my best friend Kellie Elayna photography
Les Grands Ballets is looking for extras to take part in “Paquita” by the Paris Opera Ballet, October 16-19, 2014.
- - 2 male mimes (1m75 and +1m85)
- - 12 male dancers (between 1m75 and 1m85)
- - 12 female dancers (between 1m65 and 1m75)
To send your application, please contact Elena Pinuela:
firstname.lastname@example.org (Casting on October 10, 2014)