Wednesday, May 26, 2010

ah, Wednesday

My cat does yoga.

Hellllo :)
It feels like summer today! It makes me happy, hot, but happy. AND luckily, tommorow is tech. rehearsal for my one studio so i will be inside for most of the day in lovely free airconditioning. I'm excited to see my students dance the pieces they have been working on the big stage. All the rewards of working hard through out the year pays off.

I also am finishing up some last min. touches on costumes/props. I've really been enjoying making some of the details for my costumes this year. I feel like it is a substitute artistic vent since i haven't been dancing with the company. And you know what, it really does help to release that built up stress. I can see myself getting into the arts/craft field when i retire. It makes me almost as satisfied as dancing. Well, ALMOST. Nothing beats dancing though. That will alway take the cake and leave me feeling the most alive. I feel like i become a whole person when i dance. It's hard to explain, but performing shows the person that i am deep inside my heart and soul.

That being said, I need to do that 'taking class' thing again ASAP! But, probably not happening this week with recital stuff happening. I think i'm going to head over to an open class here in the city soon. I just wish it didn't cost money. I hate having to pay for a class. Money is tight to begin with! Well i hope everyone is well, i wish i had more exciting news these day, but downtime leaves me sitting around a lot figuring out future plans. I'm sure things will pick up soon!

Take care~

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Maybe probably sore tommorow

i'm not sure who took this picture, and i feel bad not giving it due credit. It's a cool shot.

So, i sucked it up today and drove out to the studio for class. I think i have been holding back because i was afraid to see how my knee would react to it. Luckily it went ok. I didn't stay for jumps because i didn't want to push it. I've been off for about a month now and doing too much at once is a bad idea. I will try to take another class Friday or Saturday. Wedding for a past company member on Sunday! I can't wait. It's going to be a big ballet reunion with girls i truely miss dancing with. And the bride and groom i know will be lovely. I can't wait to see them officially married. (they were already married in my head for years now)

It's beautiful out today. I'm off to teach in a bit. It's my last Thursday class/rehearsal with the students before their tech. next Thursday. I know they will do great. I'm so proud of my students. They are just such a great group of kids and i have really enjoyed getting to know each of them over the past year. I hope i was able to teach them something they can take with them in the dance field/life.
Yay for the up-coming weekend!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

thinking of a solo.

Loving this band.
Also thinking of choreographing a solo for competition to it.
My thinkings of the day.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Chin Up.

I apologize in advance for any 'debbie downer' posts that have been sneaking in here. Three weeks without class has caused my dancer depression to sneak its way in. With no outlet to release my emotions, they get bottled up inside with no proper outlet. It's so crazy how your whole body adapts to your environment. One alteration in your everyday routine throws the chemicals off. Anyway, i'm trying my best to avoid the ever creeping "am i good enough? what am i doing with my life" demons that pop into my head. I guess i just have to keep in mind that everyone forms their own opinions. Not everyone i going to like what you do and that doesn't make it 'wrong'. Trust yourself and what you believe in.

There , got THAT out the way.

Anyway, my planned class for the week fell through. The truth is, i think something is wrong with my knee in a more serious way and i'm scared to take class to find out i can't move it properly. It's been hurting every time i teach. It's so awful when your body starts to give out on you. I'll keep you updated on it's progress.

I'm have a bad week so i think tonight i should do something to cheer me up. Maybe a date with booba.

Music editing tommorow for recital stuff.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, May 10, 2010

A new project

Happy Monday everyone!
Booba show went very well. It was nice to have a room full of art and artists. He had a great turnout so a big congrats goes out to him. And a as proud girlfriend i'm sharing some of his pictures/illustrations as promised.

I'm off to teach tonight. Cleaning up the recital pieces is in order for this week. Possibly class this week?

On a side project, i have started a photography blog for myself. Booba got a new camera and i have been using his old one. I've alway enjoyed photography and felt i could see lines well because of my dance background. I want to use the blog as practice and a place to get advice. Check it out if you are interested:

Have a wonderful day

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day!

Julie Kent taking class with child. She is amazing.

To all you moms out there, take today to relax and be pampered. I will be spending today with my mama just hanging out around the house and appreciating all she has done for me. She's my biggest support system and I love her endlessly. Now go hug your mommy! :)


Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Tchaikovsky!

"Pëtr Il'ich Chaikovskiy, IPA [ˈpʲɵtr ɪlʲˈjitɕ tɕɪjˈkofskʲɪj]; often called Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky (pronounced /ˈpiːtər ˈɪlɨtʃ tʃaɪˈkɒvski/) in English) (May 7, 1840 [O.S. April 25] – November 6, 1893 [O.S. October 25])[a 2] was a Russian composer of the Romantic era. Tchaikovsky wrote music across a range of genres, including symphony, opera, ballet, instrumental, chamber and song. He wrote some of the most popular concert and theatrical music in the current classical repertoire, including the ballets Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker, as well as the 1812 Overture, his First Piano Concerto, his last three numbered symphonies, and the opera Eugene Onegin."

Well, i finished my last recital piece last night. RELIEF. Now all i have to do is clean all my pieces. I'm very happy to be finished with the choreography end of the process. Picking mama up from the airport today. She was out visiting her sister. Hopefully i will get my butt into class next week and probably starting rehearsals soon for the wine tasting in June.

Big opening thi Saturday for my booba and his Yoga/Ballet inspired illustration/photography. I'll post picture of the piece after the show. They are really lovely.

T G I F!

Monday, May 3, 2010


My sweet Onna :) (you know a picture of her ends up in my posts when i'm feeling a little bummed, she makes me smile ) photo by : ME :)

I've been good and have rested now for about a week. (besides teaching) Trying to get this good'ol knee back to good.

I'm on a mad hunt for teaching hours. I'm loosing hours next year and it has me really worried about my financial situation. I guess that comes with the territory of being an artist. We are always looking for ways to support ourselves outside of our career. I really do enjoy teaching and I am feeling a little discouraged. I always thought i was doing things correctly and passing my knowledge down, but recent events have made me question my abilities as a teacher. I hate that feeling. When i am with a group of students I always try to make the class fun , but also challenging. I want them to get as much as they can out of it. I just feel a little let down. What can i do to be a better teacher and to keep the students engaged and coming back every year? That question keep floating around in my head.

Well, not much to update today. It's humid and uncomfortable and i'm trying to organize a busy month of May with recitals, techs, and weddings. Hope everyone is well!