Mindset

What are your top 5 strengths as a dancer? This is why you need to know…

The pre-professional ballet world is a crowded one. There isn’t much space for those who hover in the corner unsure where they can shine. Be proactive, be pragmatic, be persistent – and get used to telling yourself when it’s your time to get to the front of the studio to showcase what you can do. If you need to convince yourself, you’ll have a hard time convincing other people…

How to hold onto a positive mindset when your hard work is being cancelled out by toxic people around you…

We’ve all been there. Right? Right. Up until recently, with the pandemic, your mindset has been your own business, because, well, everything was your own business: you were in your lounge room and the only group dynamic you were dealing with is maybe sibling drama or people who drink from the milk carton. Normally, though, …

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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 to her four year old son, Jasper. In this interview, Dana talks us through a typical day dancing day, and gives us some beautiful insight into what keeps her, and …

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