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  1. Balletwannabe

    Peter Martins Retired; Succession Discussion

    Will the new AD also be head of SAB?
  2. Thank you, that explanation does help me understand a bit better.
  3. Forgive my ignorance, but I'm really confused by him...he uses male pronouns...but goes under the knife to make his face more "feminine"... is he on hormones to grow breasts? "Gender fluid" just confuses the heck out of me. Genuinely curious!
  4. Balletwannabe

    "Harlequinade" 2018.

    As a mother of 5 it sounds like pure torture at the thought of bringing one of my younger ones to a ballet. Why do that to yourself? Why do that to others? All of the behavior you describe is normal. The child was bored to shreds. Shouldn't have been there.
  5. Balletwannabe

    2018 Spring Season

    You can click on Ashley Hods Instagram story to see a pic of her foot and message.
  6. Balletwannabe

    Misty Copeland, Part Deux

    I've always assumed these dancers have unknown personal accounts that they share with family/friends. Public accounts like these are supposed to be for advertising, no? It's to promote themselves/their ballet company. If they can sell products too...good for them!
  7. The list I saw just says "George Balanchine's The Nutcracker".
  8. Balanchine's Nutcracker coming to Netflix June 1st.
  9. Balletwannabe

    "Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan"

    Somehow I missed that. That's wonderful. Lucky students.
  10. Balletwannabe

    "Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan"

    Well just as an example, I know for a fact that a teacher about an hour from where I live charges $175 for private lessons. And parents pay it. I believe Wendy Whelan has the star power to travel and book privates/master classes and make a killing; if she needed the money. Maybe she doesn't. Edit: I actually have no idea how much ballet teachers get paid! (for regular classes) In my area however, there's a large well run studio, and the lifestyle of those teachers suggests they're doing quite well for themselves. But that may be because they supplement their income with private lessons.
  11. Balletwannabe

    "Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan"

    I'm really confused by this comment. Who are you responding to? Whelan would never have a problem getting high paying teaching gigs if she wanted them.
  12. Balletwannabe

    Peter Martins Retired; Succession Discussion

  13. Balletwannabe

    Peter Martins Retired; Succession Discussion

    Well, it's easy to be in good spirits when you're already a principal dancer ;). How can you not be nervous as an apprentice or corp member?
  14. Balletwannabe

    ABT 2018 Firebird / AFTERITE

    Thank you. She's been wanting to see it for 2 years. She watched some of it online and tells me it's her favorite ballet and that she could listen to the music all day. Her words!