Ballet: A study in making pain look effortless

"You see yourself in the mirror every day, and you see how imperfect you are and it makes you afraid. I always raised the bar too high. I had to learn to change my attitude from ‘Oh, no, I can’t do this’ to ‘Yes, I can.’ I had to learn how to condition my body and mind to go onstage no matter what." — Veronika Part 

"I don’t agree with the extreme technique that the competitions develop these days. I think it turns dancers into robots, which is not pretty to watch. I am definitely a believer in artistry over tricks. The artistry will last longer, and you can develop it over decades. Tricks will come and go; one day you won’t be able to do them. After a while they’re kind of boring. With artistry, something new always happens. It’s creating a story and using your imagination on­stage. There is no imagination in tricks whatsoever."

Sara Mearns, Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet (via danceindawnlight)

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Yoloed and ordered 2 pairs of Freed Classics

After scouring the interwebs for hours in search cheap Russian Pointes and Grishkos and finding nothing I thought why not Freed? They were 40 dollars a pair so i couldn’t turn it down. I’m just praying they don’t die in a day. 

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"So please ask yourself: What would I do if I weren’t afraid? And then go do it."

Sheryl Sandberg (Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead)

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"The fact that music can induce goosebumps, draw a tear, inspire and connect is one of my favorite parts of being a human."

Drew Chadwick (via emblem3uncertainty)

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