Dancers spend hours every day in front of mirror, analysing their reflection. It can be easy to become overly critical and obsessive about what you look like. How do you prevent such negative thinking? Lucinda Sharp advises.
Brisbane City Youth Ballet
Some companies are an arm of a school and/or require participants to be enrolled as students; we have listed only those companies that, as far as we can make out, are independently run and hold open auditions.
Eating disorders are relatively rare but, when they do strike, it is more common among adolescent girls, and particularly those in areas that demand a lean body shape. Like dance. Karen van Ulzen consulted three former dancers-turned-psychologists – Dr Gene Moyle, Dr Peta Lilley and Lucinda Sharp – on ways to ensure pupils are not put at risk.
Okay.. Rock the Ballet. We didn't get Rasta and his wife we got the understudies. The male dancers were fantastic each with their own unique style and strengths. The guy understudying the lead role was VERY ballet boy style. Amazing legs, feet and TURNS!!!!! He looked quite awkard in the hip hop and jazz parts!! I was giggling not going to lie!
PASSION and practice mean nothing to Queensland Ballet dancer Lisa Edwards without perseverance.
Due to the popularity of full time dance courses there are now multiple institutions that offer performance programs. Let’s face it, if you want to perform for a living it is becoming increasingly necessary to take a full time course to build the skills and connections you need in this industry.
Daniil Simpkin at the International Ballet Competition - Jackson, MS - June 2006
The biggest story at the VIII USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi this past June was the impressive virtuosity of the young male dancers. CDA (Classical Dance Alliance) interviewed three medalists on the brink of promising careers who dazzled judges and attendees, and we strongly suspect will be thrilling ballet audiences in the very near future. We invited them to talk about their training, aspirations, and diverse perspectives on a life in Classical Dance.
DANIIL SIMKIN, 19