goodbye broom


Flying coven.

Plunging fall.

Morning birds.

Hopscotch pumpkins.

Broken witch.

Enchanted broom.

Sweep, sweep, sweep.

Chop, chop, stop.

Growing fondness.

Scheming neighbors.

Cultish fervor.

Human fire.

Ghostly woods.

Packed bags.

White paint.

Family dinner.

Soaring tango.

Happily Ever After.


photos of Saturday night’s “Widow’s Broom” by Ty Parmenter.


happy halloween!

I always like to take full advantage of Halloween, even if that means dressing up in a costume for work!  Unfortunately, I won’t be able to pass out Halloween candy as I’d hoped (silly night time Nutcracker rehearsal), but that’s nothing a few Despicable Me minions, Super Mario, a hula girl and some kitty ears can’t fix.

Happy Halloween to all the ghosts, ghouls, and goblins out there!

all hallow’s eve

One of my favorite holidays, Halloween, is just around the corner and I’m pretty excited about it.  However, its awkward middle-of-the-week placement will make the celebration of this year’s October 31st a bit more trick than treat.  (read: I won’t be able to paint my nails with bright red drips of blood, as pictured above.  Rats.)  But never fear!  Word on the street is this upcoming weekend has been officially deemed “Hallowee-kend”, and you know what that means…costumes, candy and parties!

Although I have two shows coming up this weekend (finally time to perform Satanella pas de deux!!), I believe it’s extremely important not to miss out on some Halloween festivities.  With so much time spent focusing all of my energy (and then some) on ballet, it can be easy to forget about all of the other wonderful things that occur outside the ballet studio.  So, after the show on Saturday night, you can bet you’ll find me all decked out in my hallow’s eve finest, probably eating a tootsie-pop and dancing to The Monster Mash.