• 2019,  Ballet,  New Year

    My Ballet New Year’s Resolutions

    Usually, I make New Year’s Resolutions for everything in my life and compile it into one list of things I want to accomplish, become better at, or start. I’ve never made New Year’s Resolutions specifically for ballet. I’ve just said in my list I want to get better, but I don’t say how I want to achieve this nor the steps I have to take to make this happen. This year, I want to make a list of resolutions just for ballet so I can do just that and share it with all of you. I split up my Resolutions into 7 sections: flexibility, strength, health, technique, ballet class, performance,…

  • Ballet,  Feature

    Falling in love with Ballet

       Dancing has been my life since I stepped out of the womb. Dancing makes me feel free and alive. When I dance, I feel like I am portraying emotions and feelings through the movement I make with my body. I feel like I am making the music I’m dancing to physical. I was always and still am shy and I sometimes have trouble conveying my feelings and thoughts with words, but I have come out of my shell more since then. When I was little I was very shy and dancing was a way for me to express myself without using words.         My mom started dancing in…

  • Unboxing

    Ipsy Glam Bag and Sephora Play Box November Unboxing

    Hey guys it’s Gabi, Welcome to another one of my blog posts. If this is the first time you are reading one of my posts, hey I’m Gabi. I am 15,  in high school, and I also do ballet. I usually blog about my experiences and tips about ballet, school, and my life. If you like these posts and want to read more of them then scroll to the bottom of the page and subscribe to my blog so you can get notified when I post new blog entries. Today I am showing you guys what I got in my Ipsy Glam Bag and Sephora Play Box for November. Ipsy Glam Bag …

  • Ballet,  Feature,  School

    How to Balance Dance and School

    Hey guys it’s Gabi, Welcome to another one of my blog posts. If this is the first time you are reading one of my posts, hey I’m Gabi. I am 15,  in high school, and I also do ballet. I usually blog about my experiences and tips about ballet, school, and my life. If you like these posts and want to read more of them then scroll to the bottom of the page and subscribe to my blog so you can get notified when I post new blog entries. This post is going to be about how to balance dance and school.  I am a sophomore in high school and I go…

  • Ballet,  Feature,  Photo shoot

    Photo shoot for Pointe People with Nicki Bosch!

      Hi Guys, I had my first official ballet photo shoot today! It is for a new company Pointe People and they have a line of “Pointe Paint” for your technique and pointe shoes. They invited a few dancers to come out for their “Pointe People Paint Party!” I had such an amazing time. Paige, the founder, is a former dancer and she knows just how difficult it is when a dancer has to color their pointe shoes. As a student at the Dance Theatre of Harlem our pointe shoes much match the color of our skin. I’m always looking for better and easier ways to color my shoes. Today,…

  • Ballet Summer Intensive

    Ballet Summer Intensive Results (Where I am Going)

    Hey guys, It is the end of January and I finished all of my summer intensives auditions! I have had an amazing experience auditioning for different ballet schools this year. I had so much fun and I feel like I improved from those auditions and realize what I need to continue to improve. I definitely suggest auditioning for at least one summer intensive because even if you don’t get in, it is just like taking a master class. This year I auditioned for 7 places!!! (I know that’s a lot ?) I auditioned for Houston Ballet, Boston Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Charlotte Ballet, Chautauqua School of Dance, and The Washington Ballet. And this…

  • Ballet

    It’s Ballet Summer Intensive Audition Season!

    Hi Guys, So it’s audition season again.  Ballerinas in training all over the country are stretching and pirouetting in hopes of getting an acceptance at their favorite ballet schools for the summer. The weekends for the month of January are booked for me.  Every weekend this month I will be auditioning for a summer intensive. So far I’ve auditioned for Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, Charlotte Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Miami City Ballet. I’ll do a review and results blog and vlog post at the end of the season. For now you can check out my  new video What’s in my Dance Bag : Ballet Summer Intensive on my YouTube…

  • Uncategorized

    My First Vlogmas 2016

    I absolutely love watching Vlogmas videos. on YouTube I cannot even count how many I have watched over the years. So this year I convinced my mom to give me one of my gifts early (a vlogging camera!!!) I am so excited and a little nervous to be vlogging December 1st to December 25th! I will vlog my day and upload the video the following day. Wish me luck and I hope you enjoy watching my vlogs. Here’s a link to my Vlogmas playlist on Vlogmas2016 Happy Vlogmas 2016!!! Gabi

  • Uncategorized

    First Official day of High School

      Happy Back to School! Well, I’m officially a High School Freshman!  I’m looking forward to a great year of challenges.  I’m not nervous at all because at my school Upper School begins in 8th Grade.  We get a year to “try out” High School before it officially counts.  So, last year we learned how to navigate Upper School, handle a more demanding schedule and learned how much was expected of us. This year I’m ready!  I’m taking Latin II, Biology, Geometry, World History II, English (we’re reading some awesome books this year), Coding, InterArts (Dance, Drama, Art), Peer Leadership and Advisory time.  Thankfully, I have a few days with…

  • Ballet Summer Intensive,  Feature

    My Summer Intensive Experience at Miami City Ballet

    Hi guys, This summer I went to Miami City Ballet’s Summer Intensive. This was my second away from home summer intensive. It was an amazing experience. In this blog post I am just going to talk about the classes. In a later post I will share my experience at the dorms, and meeting new friends. Also, before I get into this post I vlogged my experience at Miami City Ballet  this summer on YouTube.  You can check out my vlogs at LifeAsGabi. Before I arrived in Miami I was nervous.   I was going to be 18 hours away (driving) from my family, I didn’t know if my roommate would be nice…

  • Ballet,  Feature

    Ballet Hacks

    Hey guys, It’s Gabi and today I am going to share some ballet hacks with you guys. 1. Do you ever have the problem that your pointe shoe ribbon knot wouldn’t stay in and always fall out? Well, you can hairspray your knot and you can sew it into your tights. 2. The heel of my pointe shoes always falls off. So a hack to fix this is that you can put rosin on the heel of your foot and your heel of your pointe shoe wouldn’t come off. 3. Another hack you can use is that you can stretch while you are watching tv, Netflix or Hulu. You can also stretch…

  • Ballet,  Update

    UPDATE

    Hey guys, It’s Gabi and I know I haven’t posted on this blog for a while. I am still trying to figure out a schedule because I have a lot going on right now. But I decided that I am going post every Friday. And I am going to make this a blog about ballet. I will share my experiences in ballet and dance and give tips and advice. And you can go on this journey with me by subscribing and commenting! Comment below any suggestions for my blog!!! Also, I have a youtube channel that I vlogged my experience at Miami City Ballet’s Summer Intensive and Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Summer Intensive so…

  • Ballet,  Ballet Summer Intensive,  Feature

    What To Pack For A Ballet Summer Intensive

    Hi Guys, This is my packing list for my ballet summer intensive I am going to, Miami City Ballet. I also have a video on what to pack for a ballet summer intensive on youtube. The link will be provided below: Video Everyday dancewear: • Leotards (12) • Pink Tights (14) • Ballet Shoes (4) • Pointe Shoes (4) • Toe Pads (4) • Tutu • Ballet Skirts • Jazz shoes • Jazz shorts In my ballet bag: • Water bottle • Toe tape • Ban-aids • Ribbons • Elastics • Sewing kit • Nail Clipper • Toe spacer • Jet glue Warm ups: • Leg warmers • Sweaters • Socks…