four decades of dance

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You know how I’ve been complaining for the past year about how busy I’ve been? Well friends, I wrote a book.

What started as a simple chronicle of Festival Ballet’s 40 years became a thorough narrative not only encapsulating the history of the company, but showcasing photos and memorabilia that had since been lost in the depths of the archives. I spent many an afternoon elbow-deep in the chaotic filing cabinets that keep Festival’s past, riffling through playbills from the ’80s, checking facts and faces as I went. Many summer days spent sweating in the little conference room at 825 Hope, choosing fonts, resizing photos, playing graphic designer…


I am a perfectionist. I am rarely happy with my work. For the first time in what feels like a long time, I am truly pleased. I have so many people to thank for their assistance and mentorship along the way. But here, in this special little piece of webspace where I can open myself up, I will say: I am proud.

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Stay tuned for the final version of the book, and information on how to order it, if you’re interested. For now, I’ll just remain unabashedly tickled. :)


photos of me by Michael Collins, cover photo by Jacob Hoover.

800. (and 12!)


I cannot believe this little old blog of mine now has over eight hundred readers.  Writing has always been my form of therapy.  I am so grateful for the opportunity to share my adventures with all of you.  I look forward to recording more here and want to take a moment to thank all eight hundred and twelve of you for your continued support.  It means so very much to me!



guest posting it up


Hey all, just wanted to pop in and share some exciting news with you…

A few weeks ago, the author of one of my favorite dance blogs, Jill, asked me to write a guest post for her site, Dance Healthier.  My first guest post ever, weeeee!  Of course I obliged, attempted to write a short and sweet story about what inspires me, and promptly typed up a multi-paragraph chapter all about why I love dancing.  Woops.  Anyway, it turns out Jill loved the article and posted it on her lovely blog yesterday!  So I figured I would let you all know both about my little guest posty and also about Jill’s fantastic health-and-fitness-for-dancers blog.  Well, what are you waiting for?! Go check it out!!!

three hundred (and one)


When I started this blog on a whim 3 years ago, I never would have expected so many of you to be interested in what I had to say.  Now, so many years later, when I look back at those earliest posts, I can’t believe how much I have grown and changed.  I have learned such a great deal about myself through this crazy thing we call blogging, and I cannot express to you just how thankful I am for this whole experience.   Knowing that people from all around the interwebs actually care about what I’m writing is truly an incredible feeling.  Thank you, thank you, thank you to all three hundred and one of my cyber friends.  You guys are the bee’s knees.  And I really, really dig you.

pop the champagne!

Get your champagne flutes ready, folks, I have some exciting news for you!  Yesterday, I was pleasantly surprised with an email from the WordPress Team, notifying me that my post, “Paper Thin”, has been chosen to be featured on the Freshly Pressed Wordpress homepage…(pause for applause)…

I honestly could not be more thrilled and honored to have my blog being represented on such a large scale, especially since WordPress is the only site through which my blog is promoted (there was a brief stint with a Facebook fanpage, but my nerves got the better of me and that was the end of that).  I would like to personally thank all of my readers for your support, as well as the WordPress Team for selecting my post for your feature!  I am so very grateful to be a part of this blogging community.

To celebrate, I think I’ll go for a nice hardy run in the burning heat.  Wooooo.  Hope you all have something a bit more glamorous planned for your Saturday! xx


Wow.  100 followers.

I never dreamed so many people would actually be interested enough in my little bloggie to subscribe.  Who could’ve predicted when I decided to create it on an otherwise boring August day two years ago that it would grow to be such a beloved part of my life?  I truly cherish every moment spent typing out little snippets of my days and sharing them here.  I love using this site to chronicle the exciting (and at times, slightly less interesting, but always new) things happening in my life, share my lessons learned and post pretty photos for you all to enjoy.

On that note I would like to thank each and every one of my one hundred (and three!) subscribers, you guys are AWESOME!