Following many years of sports and the eventual discovery of a surprisingly uber-feminine side, in college I took my first "real" ballet class at 21 years old. I took classes on and off for the next five years, never seriously, taking breaks when life was too hectic, the inevitable injury occurred, or "life" just happened.
It wasn't until 2011 that I really found ballet, or rather, ballet found me. I was flipping through a weekly magazine and lo and behold, there was an advertisement for adult open classes starting with Big Important Ballet Company in about three weeks! For some reason, this time seemed right, and I bought some shoes, found some workout clothes that sort-of fit, and hauled myself to class in the snow.
Since that day in January 2011 I have become legitimately obsessed. Ballet is my passion, and to excel in it is my deepest secret desire.
I hope you enjoy this blog, and maybe even learn something in passing.