• Ballet,  Dance Theatre of Harlem

    Dancing At the DTH Gala : Honoring Jessye Norman

    Hi guys So on Tuesday I danced in the DTH Gala. It was amazing and really fun! I had a wonderful time there and I hope I get to do this next year! So now I am going to tell you what my day was like: I went to school until lunch time (8:00 – 12:45) Then my mom picked me up and we got some lunch. (Chipotle) Then after I eat my mom drove me to DTH. When I got to DTH only some of my friends were there but after a while everyone got to DTH and we dressed and did our hair. We got on the van and…

  • Ballet,  Dance Theatre of Harlem,  Excited,  Uncategorized

    DTH Gala: Honoring Jessye Norman

    Hi guys I got invited to dance in the DTH gala honoring Jessye Norman. The gala is this Tuesday and I am really excited because we are also dancing for Jessye Norman. I did this last year as well, but it was for someone else. We are dancing to one of the songs Jessye Norman sings, Les Nuits D’été, Op.7: I. Villanelle. The countings are really challenging. But I really like the choreography and it is a fun piece to do. Also Mr. Garland is choreographing the piece and I love working with Mr. Garland, he is an amazing choreographer and teacher. I am really excited to perform at the Gala,…

  • Ballet,  Feature,  Tips

    Tips for Auditioning for a Ballet Summer Intensives

    Hi guys, So I know it is summer intensive auditioning season so I deiced to do a post on tips for auditioning for ballet summer intensives. I learned all these tricks from my own experiences. My first tip: Make sure you are prepared for your audition. Go on the website for the school you are auditioning for and make sure you know what color leotard you are suppose to have, what color tights, ballet shoes, and pointe shoes you need. And check if you need pointe shoes and/or a picture of you in first arabesque or a head shot. I couldn’t do the Boston Ballet summer intensive audition because I…

  • Auditions,  Ballet Summer Intensive

    Auditioning For Ballet Summer Intensives

    Hi guys So I auditioned for some summer intensives this year. It was an amazing experience to audition for summer intensives because you are able to be taught by different teachers and learn different styles of ballet and even if you don’t get into any summer intensive it is a great experience. The summer intensives that I auditioned for were, Chautauqua, Charlotte Ballet, Washington School of Ballet, and The School of American Ballet. I got into Charlotte Ballet and Washington School of Ballet.   I would have done more summer intensive auditions but I got into the one I really wanted (Washington School of Ballet) and to be assured you get…

  • Poetry,  Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

    Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

    Hi guys I know I didn’t post for a while. Because I was really busy with school but I am going to make more of an effort to post more (at least every week). Last year (December) I  submitted my work into the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards is a contest where you can submit your work and compete with kids in grades 7-12. You can submit art, poetry, short stories, videos, etc. I submitted my poetry and I didn’t know if I was going to get an award because I am in 7th grade competing against 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. But today I…