I'm excited to be a part of this forum. I'm the parent of a 16 year old ballet dancer and have been a (quiet) member the BT4D site for a few years. My daughter is a contract apprentice with a small dance company in Minneapolis, Minnesota Dance Theatre. While always a fan and once a recreational dancer myself, through her, I've developed a deeper interest in all things Ballet and an appreciation for the hard work and discipline that are a must to achieve the beauty of the art.
As such, I feel better qualified to participate in this forum because now I'm also the co-producer of a relatively new podcast called Balancing Pointe. The podcast is hosted by my co-producer, Kimberly Falker. For my part, I coordinate and write the corresponding website. Together we broadcast interviews with professionals in the ballet world via iTunes podcasts, (and other means) in order to share their inspiring journeys.