It’s opening night! Shows today through Thursday at Ailey, 7:30 pm in NYC! #balletny #dreams

What a day! So excited to start performing tomorrow @ajsaunder @miriamernest #balletNY #perspective (at The Ailey Studios (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater))

Performing this week! Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 7:30 pm at Ailey Citigroup Theater. #balletNY #perspective #dreams photo by Bill Parsons/Maximal Image

"Perfection is a theory. You cannot be a perfect human being, perfect artist. But go through your daily routine with hope you will be a little better in all respects, and do something meaningful."
— Mikhail Baryshnikov (via poetryinmotionus)

I fell down the stairs last night… managed to not get too injured….

I’ve legitimately fallen 5 times this week. 3 times in rehearsal, once tripping on the street, and then down my stairs…

what the hell is wrong with me?

A rehearsal shot from “Dreams,” one of the ballets we’ll be performing at our 3 shows next week. Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater in NYC. April 15-17! #balletNY #perspective Photo by Bill Parsons/Maximal Image

I’m pretty much all moved into my apartment.

I just need stuff to make it my own now.

But it is so nice to have my own space, after six weeks of staying with various friends I finally have my own room.

teamvampireweekend:

Vampire Weekend at Lollapalooza in Brazil (Photos by Fernando Galassi and I Hate Flash/Schlaepfer)

teamvampireweekend:

Vampire Weekend at Lollapalooza in Brazil (Photos by Fernando Galassi and I Hate Flash/Schlaepfer)

balletwarrior:

Flashback to December 2009 when Ekaterina Kondaurova was on the cover of Pointe
In costume for George Balanchine’s Rubies, photo by Jayme Thornton
balletwarrior:

Flashback to December 2009 when Ekaterina Kondaurova was on the cover of Pointe
In costume for George Balanchine’s Rubies, photo by Jayme Thornton
balletwarrior:

Flashback to December 2009 when Ekaterina Kondaurova was on the cover of Pointe
In costume for George Balanchine’s Rubies, photo by Jayme Thornton

balletwarrior:

Flashback to December 2009 when Ekaterina Kondaurova was on the cover of Pointe

In costume for George Balanchine’s Rubies, photo by Jayme Thornton

"Close some doors. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they no longer lead somewhere."
— Paulo Coelho    (via aimlessdrifter)

(Source: hellanne)

"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)
gisellemadnessscene:

ryanishka:

gisellemadnessscene:

passionatedancing:

ballet-ballet-ballet:

ryanishka:

passionatedancing:

derpova:

Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev performing Le Corsaire at a gala. Photo: Kiyonori Hasegawa.

I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS PICTURE 
The first time I watched this I was in aweeeeee

gisellemadnessscene:

ryanishka:

gisellemadnessscene:

passionatedancing:

ballet-ballet-ballet:

ryanishka:

passionatedancing:

derpova:

Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev performing Le Corsaire at a gala. Photo: Kiyonori Hasegawa.

I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS PICTURE 

The first time I watched this I was in aweeeeee

prosthetic-dance:

Natalia Osipova in Kingdom of the Shades, La Bayadére