• Dance Mom


    I had a very strange encounter at work last night. As a precursor to this story, I'll have to quickly explain something. When I teach, I typically don't wear a... Read more

    Posted on 17 January 2017 DIARIES
  • Recital Planning

    Recital Planning

    Another year, another recital on its way. This time I'm working on eight different numbers (excluding competition pieces). I thought I would share what I have i... Read more

    Posted on 13 January 2017 DIARIES
  • Entering Swan Lake

    Entering Swan Lake

    It's the morning after my first day of rehearsals, and let's just say I've been in better shape. There's a tightness in my lower back and a stiffness in my... Read more

    Posted on 11 January 2017 DIARIES
  • the Strangest Thing

    Strangest Thing

    I had the strangest thing happen to me this week. I've been going about my days as usual, and random people from all walks of my life have approached me or my... Read more

    Posted on 07 January 2017 DIARIES
  • First Class of 2017

    First Class 2017

    The holidays have come to an end and today brings us back into the studio.Maine State Ballet is gearing up for its annual "Tap Tap Jazz" performance, where... Read more

    Posted on 03 January 2017 DIARIES
  • Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas

    Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas! Drink eggnog, hug your siblings, thank your parents, and remember that at the end of the day, this is what matters most. Read more

    Posted on 25 December 2016 DIARIES
  • Going Nutty

    Going Nutty

    Life is too short, guys. How does it go by so quickly? I'm not really sure where to even begin, it's been so long.I suppose Nutcracker is always a promising... Read more

    Posted on 22 December 2016 DIARIES
  • Thirty Day Blog Challenge {day 4}

    Thirty Blog Challenge {day

    day 4: discuss your views on religionNow, on this blog, I'm not sure this topic would be entirely relevant or if anyone out there would even care to listen to m... Read more

    Posted on 16 July 2016 DIARIES
  • Thirty Day Blog Challenge {day 3}

    Thirty Blog Challenge {day

    3. what are your pet peeves?Rapid fire, people:1. Sickled feet2. Society's version of the "ballet bun"3. This 4. Being stabbed by a hairpin5. When any of my... Read more

    Posted on 09 July 2016 DIARIES
  • Thirty Day Blog Challenge {day 2}

    Thirty Blog Challenge {day

    Thirty day blog challenge... Take 2!Let's pick up right where we left off...2. where would you like to be in ten years?Oh, what a pressing question. Read more

    Posted on 08 July 2016 DIARIES
  • Better Late Than Never?...

    Better Late Than Never?...

    I'm bad at this, I know. And there are no excuses. But nevertheless, here I am, so write-on I will.corporateLife has been nothing short of insane since... Read more

    Posted on 24 June 2016 DIARIES
  • 7 Reasons to Focus on Your Hips and Knees in Ballroom Dance {guest Post}

    Reasons Focus Your Hips Knees Ballroom Dance {guest Post}

    Alright readers, we're going to skip over #4 on the thirty day blog challenge. Instead, today we have a charming and informative guest post from Steve Platt, a... Read more

    Posted on 04 May 2016 DIARIES
  • Thirty Day Blog Challenge {day 1}

    Thirty Blog Challenge {day

    1. discuss your relationshipMeet Travis ~Frequently referred to as "Rhi's other half," lover of French bulldogs, fitness, and healthy foods that I can't always... Read more

    Posted on 01 May 2016 DIARIES
  • Thirty Day Blog Challenge

    Thirty Blog Challenge

    In light of new chapters, adventures, and discoveries that I am soon to encounter, I'm embarking on a little blogging journey. Read more

    Posted on 30 April 2016 DIARIES
  • Performance Tights Review {update}

    Performance Tights Review {update}

    You may remember my post about Gaynor Minden's Performance Tights. Some girls obsess over a new pair of shoes, some girls fawn over their new sweater (which,... Read more

    Posted on 25 April 2016 DIARIES
  • Endings {sleeping Beauty}

    Endings {sleeping Beauty}

    And with that, Maine State Ballet's Sleeping Beauty is over. It was an adventure to say the least, one that I really think will stick with me forever. Read more

    Posted on 21 April 2016 DIARIES
  • Two Weekends Down

    Weekends Down

    Alright, alright, time to get back to blogging. You know how life gets during shows, everything kind of spirals into disarray - like when you're standing in... Read more

    Posted on 14 April 2016 DIARIES
  • One Weekend Down

    Weekend Down

    I had been looking forward to that final bow after my first performance as Aurora and it didn't disappoint. A mixture of relief, pride, satisfaction, bliss,... Read more

    Posted on 05 April 2016 DIARIES
  • Becoming Aurora

    Becoming Aurora

    Rehearsals have been running for Aurora since January 22, which officially puts us at just over two months of work. I feel like I keep marveling at how quickly... Read more

    Posted on 28 March 2016 DIARIES
  • in the Studio


    all photos are courtesy of Maine State BalletA little peek at what's been going on inside the studio these last few weeks.Things are busy, things are great.... Read more

    Posted on 24 March 2016 DIARIES