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.

Apr 1, 2011


A lot of dancers are required to provide choreography for things like dance competitions, solos in a recital and even just for fun. The luckier few have the option of showcasing their choreography in a performance shuch as the show my company performs, the Choreographer's Showcase. This is a performance in which people from all over the state come together with various dance numbers to put on a show. This is a great community show that allows dancers to see what else is going on around them and how other people are artistically expressing themselves.

When I'm choreographing I find it very helpful to look on the internet for steps, combinations and new tricks that I could use. Just as an example, here are some things that I've found that inspired me.


  1. hey, can you do a blog post on how you do your stage makeup? I would really like to improve putting on my stage makeup.

  2. Hi Ballerinablogger! Loved this post! Especially the video of Alina Cojocaru in Voice of Spring ( how she sprinkled the flowers was so cool!) I agree with the post above me. I really want to improve putting on my stage make up too, so i would love if you wrote something on that! Thanks!

  3. Alrighty! I'll be performing in the "Sleeping Beauty" this weekend so I'll take some pictures as I do my makeup/write out some steps to go along. I'll hopefully have it posted by the end of this weekend but I'll be on vacation starting Sunday :)
    Thanks so much for the comments, it's much appreciated!