Friday, January 27, 2012


"maturity" from Cinema Paradiso soundtrack.  beautiful movie by the way, definitely a tear-jerker.

I came across these beyond-GORGEOUS heels today, and I just knew I had to make a post about them
Alexander Wang, $250
First off, everyone knows that nude is in.  Secondly, who says you can't wear light colors in the ghastly winter?  I will admit, I love black (it's my comfort zone since it goes with everything almost), but getting some nude pumps would be an excellent showcase.  They're great because they can easily be worn everyday or for special occasions (although I'll must say, this pair in particular would look best more casually).

Soooo in reality....  Serenade is going alright.  Although today was a complete fail for me. Oh well.  I know I won't mess it up next time now.  Tomorrow is my first company audition of the season.  It's for Texas Ballet Theatre.  I hope they're actually hiring this year so that the audition will have been worth it.

That's all for now folks!

Friday, January 13, 2012

this joint

"this joint" slightly stoopid

Today was my fifth day back dancing (from my extremely long holiday break).  Still horribly sore.  My left hamstring/inner thigh has been locking up on me and cramping sometimes, tendinitis in hips bad, left achilles acting up, and now my right calve feels pulled or something.  UGHH!!!!  At least my back isn't horrible (yet).

So we're doing Balanchine's "Serenade".  One of Balanchine's Trust's Repiteurs has spent the week with us.  We finished this morning (five days!! and with two casts!!)  Serenade is one of the few Balanchine pieces I can honestly say I love.  The music, of course, is stunning, and nothing is more gorgeous than 17 girls all in perfect unison.  The piece is about 28 minutes long, and has many different movements.  Not counting Nutcracker, this will be my first Balanchine piece. 

It has been such a challenge for me because I've always been strictly Russian trained.  There are so many miniscule differences (such as one hand being in alonge, while the other is in a position.  Or crossing the arms in in third port de bra).  It's all alot more free, but how do you make a corps de ballet all the same, if there's so much more freedom in port de bras?  Balanchine taught his students FOR his choreography.  I feel like SAB and CityBallet should stick to Balanchine.  Otherwise it's just not the same quality.

PNB's Serenade excerpt

So if anyone has any advice one what to do for an extremely sore hamstring and inner thigh, please let me know.  I'm assuming it shouldn't be iced since it's a muscle?  Maybe heat?  Also for a possibly 'pulled' calf muscle?  Oh the pain.  Been having lots of potassium lately, something has got to give.

my mom bought me groceries!! This will last at least 2 weeks!!! =]
 So now that I'm all chubby from holiday, I'm trying to get back in shape mentally and physically for dance (auditions coming up!)  Basically I'm eating lots of raw veggies/fruits, eggs, yogurt, and kombucha.  Keeping everything between 1000-1500 cals.  So far so good.  It's getting tough with 7 hours of dance everyday though.

pizza with onion ring eggs
This was made during the break with my friend.  She has an awesome recipe where you crack an egg in the ring of an onion.  Sooo delicious!!  I'm trying to justify all the calories, and the only thing I can say is at least it has some protein! haha

Saturday, January 7, 2012


"dammit" blink-182

With a new year comes the closing of another.  I'm wrapping up 2011 and putting it in the past.  I've learned from my decisions and my mistakes, and now it's time to move on! Woot woot.  New Years Resolutions? Nah. That's so overrated.  I always have a set of goals for myself and will randomly renew them when I see it fit.

So I leave home sometime tomorrow, and man I can't wait!  The thing about being home is that it's like the country.  Nothing to do but eat. Literally.  So yeah I'm excited to go back to Pittsburgh and lose some weight and just start dancing again.  I hate not dancing because I feel so lethargic and a waste of space.  I will however miss the comfort of not paying for laundry (or having to walk up and down three floors of stairs and into another building... which is super scary might I add, and the dryer doesn't even dry all the way...)  I will also miss my family and my mother's cooking.  Oh and also goodbye New York City. 

So my break was quite lovely and rather quiet I must say.  I can't say anything bad happened, so it was pleasant.  Actually one unpleasant thing was that a family friend passed away on the 23rd, and may he rest in peace.  After Christmas, I had a little reunion with some friends from Harid in New York City.  Here are some pics =] Enjoy

Chloe, my kitty-cat, under our tree. everyday

with my bestie at Dylan's Candy Barn (probably her favorite place on earth)

Rockefeller. of course.  note my hair was straight at the beginning of the night and then became this mess...


saks.  unfortunately this image quality is horrible because this was my favorite dress of the night...

bergdorf goodman

bergdorf goodman. thought it was cute since one of them had a tutu on

bergdorf goodman again.

bergdorf goodman. yet again

need i say bergdorf goodman again?

no comment haha. but jeez i love the middle one!!!
Cheers to a happy new year everyone!!