In May, we toured to Moscow and performed Shim Chung at the Stanislavky Theatre. It has been nearly 4 years since I was in Moscow. When I was in college at the University of Delaware I did a semester abroad program to Russia.
In April, we toured Taipei, Taiwan with our contemporary reptoire called THIS IS MODERN. We performed Jiri Kylian's "Six Dances" and I danced the role of Bibi at the National Theatre of Taipei.
We performed the Korean fairytale ballet Shim Chung this summer at The Centre theatre in Vancouver, Canada while we were on tour.
Repetto is my favorite ballet store for leotards, tights,
warm-ups and ballet shoes!
I always try to see Paris Opera Ballet when I'm in Paris!
The first Paris Opera Ballet performance I ever saw
was Paquita, when I was 13. Don Quixote is
in the photo below at Opera Bastille.
Palais Garnier is so amazing. The Marc Chagall fresco's on the ceiling and the history of the theatre, the iconic ballerinas who danced on that stage for over a century.......
My friend, Rebecca King, dances with Prague National Ballet, she was recently promoted to Soloist. Sadly, she was touring with them in Italy when we came to Prague, so we did not see her perform, but she is on the poster above!
This is the curtain at the National Opera House in Prague.
It is truly beautiful!
I spent a semester abroad with the University of Delaware in Russia and attended the ballet at the Maryinsky Theatre almost every night! I had to call home for more money becasue I spent it all at the Maryinsky.
I saw Giselle, my favorite ballet, in the Maryinsky Theatre, the most historic and beautiful theatre in the world. To be in the building where all of the legends of ballet have performed, was completely overwhelming.
Two of my good friends, Ian and Shane, from Kirov Academy in D.C. went to dance with the Vienna State Opera Ballet.
I was able to go and see Shane perform in Onegin.
Ian had left the company by this time.
Shane (left) two of his friends and I (right) in the gardens at Lower Belvedere Palace in Vienna, on one of his days off
from the company.
Inside the Vienna State Opera House