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Ballerinas Backstage: Jane Casson – from ballerina to entrepreneur

Jane Casson is the principal teacher at City Adult Ballet, in Melbourne, Australia. Formerly a soloist dancer with The Australian Ballet and The Royal New Zealand …

Personal standards in dancers: how high is too high?

Many people rate their ‘worthiness’ against how well they are doing at living up to their own standards. Fine – if the standards are achievable, flexible and account for a certain amount of human error. What about when the standards are so impossibly high that they are unreachable? Then it can be a problem.

Ballerinas Backstage: Naomi Stienstra’s transition from student to professional

In this interview, we hear from the lovely Naomi Stienstra, who was one of the first dancers I worked with through enpointe consulting. She is …

Ballerinas Backstage: Dana Stephensen, senior artist with the Australian Ballet

Dana Stephensen is a senior artist with the Australian Ballet who compliments her onstage life with a very busy offstage life – being a mum …

Ballerinas Backstage: Alice Topp, Corypheé and choreographer with the Australian Ballet

As one of Australia’s leading female choreographers and a Coryphée with the Australian Ballet, Alice Topp’s star is shining bright. Expressive, articulate and generous, she …

Your world suddenly spinning the wrong way? Go with it.

Easter. April. Term 1 holidays. Autumn/Spring break. No matter where in the world you are, no doubt you have a little break scheduled in your …

Inside the industry

7 Secrets for Savvy dancers