Be True to Your School

Most professional dancers start their careers rather young and, depending on where they study, the programme/syllabus they follow varies substantively. Here in England, they…

Love Me Two Times

The other day I got an email from a friend inviting me to see the Royal Ballet’s current production of Giselle. He had been…

The Dark is Rising

Given the full run of Giselles, it is always very enjoyable to experience different casts and portrayals. This a challenge for the dancers; an…

Are we human or are we dancer?

As we begin our regular musings on “everything ballet” what more fitting than to start with our darlingest of all Covent Garden darlings, Alina…