• Nutcracker Sugarplum Makeup on a Budget

    Nutcracker Sugarplum Makeup Budget

    It's time to get into Nutcracker! Starting off with a makeup tutorial of the look I have put together for the role of the Sugarplum Fairy, with the help of... Read more

    Posted on 04 January 2019 DIARIES
  • Swan Lake Diaries {getting There}

    Swan Lake Diaries {getting There}

    I got home last Tuesday night at about 9:00. I felt bad working a late night as it was the eve of my fiance's birthday, but we were about two weeks away from... Read more

    Posted on 14 March 2017 DIARIES
  • Advice from a Swan Queen

    Advice from Swan Queen

    So as you may know by now, Maine State Ballet is gearing up to perform the infamous Swan Lake, and I have been cast as Odette/Odile for seven shows. Read more

    Posted on 06 March 2017 DIARIES
  • 7 Tips on Becoming Your Character

    Tips Becoming Your Character

    Becoming your role is a difficult task to accomplish. Everyone interprets a character differently and no two dancers will perform a role the exact same way. Read more

    Posted on 26 February 2017 DIARIES
  • Photo Friday

    Photo Friday

    just a moment caught in time. no caption. no explanation. a snapshot of what's happening on this day, at this moment. share your moments with me, too Read more

    Posted on 24 February 2017 DIARIES
  • and the Winner Is...

    Winner Is...

    What fun! I would like to firstly thank Lost Spirit Lounge for providing the grand prize of this giveaway, and secondly thank all of you for your participation. Read more

    Posted on 23 February 2017 DIARIES
  • 8 Tips to Ace a Dance Audition

    Tips Dance Audition

    A dance call is very unique compared to other types of talent auditions. While they all share one common element, your talent and skills, a dance call follows... Read more

    Posted on 22 February 2017 DIARIES
  • Sponsor Love {discount Dance Supply}

    Sponsor Love {discount Dance Supply}

    Sending some love over to my amazing sponsor, Discount Dance Supply because they are having a crazy sale right now, and I'm about to do some stocking up in... Read more

    Posted on 18 February 2017 DIARIES
  • Swan Lake Diaries {snow Day Blues}

    Swan Lake Diaries {snow Blues}

    It has been nothing but snow up here in Maine... Within one week, there were four days of cancellations (and then two this week!). Winter is seemingly... Read more

    Posted on 16 February 2017 DIARIES
  • Snow Day


    Tuesdays are usually quite full. I'll work my internship from 9:00am-1:00pm before heading to rehearsal, where I work with my partner and director. Read more

    Posted on 07 February 2017 DIARIES
  • How to Fix a Cracked Toenail

    Cracked Toenail

    #dancerprobs... Recently I had a student come to me with the question,"What can I do to take care of a cracked toenail?" The poor thing had a split nail on her... Read more

    Posted on 07 February 2017 DIARIES
  • Photo Friday

    Photo Friday

    just a moment caught in time. no caption. no explanation. a snapshot of what's happening on this day, at this moment. share your moments with me, too Read more

    Posted on 03 February 2017 DIARIES
  • Diving


    Two weeks through the full-out rehearsal process...I'm going to try to not make all of my Swan Lake diaries so depressing, because there have already been so... Read more

    Posted on 31 January 2017 DIARIES
  • Instagram Roundup

    Instagram has been a huge source of inspiration for me, lately. Ballet is a visual art and Instagram is a very visual platform... What better place to find the... Read more

    Posted on 28 January 2017 DIARIES
  • Everything Changes

    Everything Changes

    Well, the cast list is on the wall and I can officially say that I will be dancing seven shows of Swan Lake as Odette/Odile with the Maine State Ballet. Read more

    Posted on 25 January 2017 DIARIES
  • i Think I'll Go to Boston

    Think I'll Boston

    I don't know how it's already a week later, but last weekend, Travis and I took a trip to Boston to watch a Frozen Fenway game (from a heated box suite with... Read more

    Posted on 23 January 2017 DIARIES
  • 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