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Interview - Jenna Gooden - Houston Ballet
How would you describe the difference between a rehearsal and a show? In rehearsal I am generally focused on all the details. The choreographic details, spacing, and understanding the style of the piece. This allows me to be confident when I go on stage, and gives me the freedom to really enjoy the moment!
Interview - The National Ballet of Canada - Antonella Martinelli
Antonella Martinelli is originally from Santa Fe, Argentina. She received her training at Canada's National Ballet School, graduating from the Post Secondary Program in 2007. While a student at NBS, Ms. Martinelli was the recipient of the Peter Dwyer scholarship in 2005. Ms. Martinelli's training at NBS was made possible by the generous support of the Pierino Ambrosoli Foundation. Ms. Martinelli joined The National Ballet of Canada's RBC Apprentice program in August 2007, and the company as a member of the Corps de Ballet from 2008-2010 before rejoining the company in 2016.
The Benefits of Strength and Conditioning for Ballet Dancers - PT Matt Williams.
Strength and Conditioning is the physical and physiological development of athletes for elite sport performance. The principles of S and C have been around various sports for decades now and professional ballet is finally starting to take some of the principles on board for professional dancers. The role of strength and conditioning is to use exercise prescription specifically, to improve performance in athletic competition. It is also used to help athletes with injury prevention and to develop proper mechanics within their sports performances.
5 MUST FOLLOW INSTAGRAMERS. We know that when it comes to photography, Instagram is at the forefront of the social media world. Ballet photography on Instagram has blossomed over the years, from sneaky studio shots, to full on photography studio extravaganzas! It has to be one the best ways to engage with ballet fans and ballet fanatics! That's why we're giving you our 5 MUST FOLLOW INSTAGRAMERS to follow today!