Just the musings of a small-town professional ballerina, business owner, wife, and beagle mama as she attempts to make it through this thing called life.

Dec 13, 2010

I'm Still Alive!

Sorry I haven't written a while guys. Life's been crazy. Nutcracker has just finished and I started drivers ed the day after the first show. Gah! Busy busy...
Here are some pictures from the performance:
 These photos ©Chris Church

There should be more up soon, but as of right now that's all I could get a hold of. :)

I thought I was gonna be really nervous to perform this role. I mean for my first solo... That's a pretty big task at hand. But as I was waiting in the wings, putting some rosin on my shoes and pacing like I always do before a show, I stopped and realized that I wasn't nervous at all. It was the strangest thing because usually before a performance I can get quite jittery and those butterflies in my stomach are really apparent. But it was awesome to take my partners hand, hear that incredibly climactic music and feel completely ready to run out on that stage.

I think the trick to calming those nerves is to not have to think. After months of running that dance over... and over... and over again, I was quite confident that I knew it. So before going on stage I wasn't constantly running it in my head. In fact, I wasn't thinking about it at all. I was just watching the dancers before me, going about my pre-performance routine completely calm. Maybe at a certain point you have enough experience to not worry as much anymore. Obviously it's not good to not worry AT ALL but you want to feel prepared and confident that you can go out there and perform to the best of your ability.

Thanks for reading/checking in guys! I'll post ASAP!



  1. Hi Ballerinablogger

    I am so glad to hear that you weren't nervour before going on stage. Infact, it was my concert on Sunday (it was "Peta" and the Wolf,
    I was "Peta") and I realised that, yup, at the years go by, I get less and less nervous before going to stage. This year I was hardly nervous at all.

    SOOOO good to hear from you. Have a great week!

    Izi xoxoxo

  2. Glad to hear that you made it through Nutcracker!!! hahah.
    Best wishes,

  3. i've reached that point in my dancing life as well when it comes to nerves. ISN'T IT AWESOME?! please post more nutcracker pictures asap! your dance pictures are always really cool:)

  4. Hi Ballerinablogger! Your costume is so pretty! Thanks for the pics... post some more!!!

  5. Thanks so much everybody! I love getting comments like these X) You guys are just awesome! X)