From fueling the body, to proving yourself from the back of the room, to the independent work required of a professional, Miami City Ballet’s Rebecca King recaps the lessons she’s learned in her five years of company life.
Every dancer has their favorite dance movies and documentaries. Juliette Clark, a dedicated ballet teacher and dance blogger at BalletScoop, offer her top three in the ballet genre, explaining their usefulness in the classroom as well as why they inspire her. See if you share Juliette’s enthusiasm for these titles and list your own favorites!
Today’s photo was taken during a performance of Paquita by the Alma College Dance Company in Alma, MI. The beautiful young lady performing the principal role in this photograph is a freshman from Jackson, MI named Lindsay. Photographer, Simone Boos is a native of Indianapolis, IN who currently attends Alma College in Michigan where she is pursuing dual degrees in dance and English. After discovering a love for photography in high school, she launched Simone Boos Photography in January of 2009. Simone now specializes in portraiture of all kinds, and continues to photograph dance at both the amateur and professional level.
A striking animation opens David Kinsella’s 2007 film, A Beautiful Tragedy. “Once upon a time,” it begins, “there lived a woman. She dreamed of becoming a ballerina but her dreams never came true… and then she gave birth to a little girl, and decided that the babe would become a ballet dancer.”
Ginny is the mother of two daughters, both of whom dance. Photography is a hobby for which she’s had an interest since childhood. She studied the craft for several years during high school. She danced when she was younger and has been a “dance mom” for nine years. “With dance being a passion for both of my daughters, it is only natural that it is my favorite thing to photograph.”
Dance moms, dance teachers, and dancing moms share sweet, funny, and poignant stories about young dancers and the dance mom life.