Looking Back on 2017

Happy 2018 everyone! This past year has definitely not been the best year for me. There have been a lot of challenges, coupled with what feels like a lack of progress in my life and career. However, besides a general ‘meh’-ness, I have no real reason to complain. I am healthy and safe, surrounded by…

Finding the balance between health and body positivity

Most dancers I know are pretty obsessed with health: myself included. As people with such a physically demanding lifestyle, it is important that we are well-nourished and energised to get through each day, perform at our best, and avoid injuries. Dance as a profession also demands an especially slim physique, so dancers are usually keen…

I AM SO DONE

I have had somewhat of a revelation. I have been reflecting on the past academic year, and thinking about my plans and goals for the academic year just starting. This year didn’t go to plan for me. I spent the first two-thirds of the year working really hard towards the goal of getting on to…

Overcoming Setbacks

  The dance industry can be tough- physically, mentally and literally. Setbacks and disappointments are part of this journey. No one can be successful all the time- as a dancer, you need to learn how to deal with these challenging times, and not allow them to derail your progress. I’m going to talk a little…

The Dancer’s Journal

So I’ve already mentioned this journal in my What’s In My Dance Bag post, but I really wanted to do a full review with pictures, because it really is an amazingly useful and beautiful product. I found this in the Bloch store in Covent Garden, just behind the till as I was paying, and I…

Mental Training

      So it’s been a while since my last post- sorry! Life has been crazy; mainly work has really gotten on top of me the last few weeks, people’s hours have been cut meaning we’re operating with less staff and therefore I’ve been finishing super late. The last couple of weeks were a…