• A New Year… With New Focus

    I’m fairly certain that even people who say, I don’t believe in New Year’s #resolutions,” are prone to making them in January just like everyone else. It’s hard to avoid honestly. Even if you follow the Hebrew calendar, you still see “2019” everywhere you look. Each year I make different goals, but I thought I would share the ones I…

  • Time Keeps On Slippin’

    Days roll by right now at such a pace I almost feel as though I’m going to wake up tomorrow and be in my 80’s. The really scary part is that everyone tells you the older you get the faster it all goes.. I can’t even imagine a speed increase. We have lived in Hawaii over a year now…

  • One Maze To Rule Them All

    Fall traditions range far and wide in a chilly place like Montana, but none are so puzzling to me as the teenagers (and adults for that matter) who refuse to wear a coat while trudging through the snow at a straw bale maze. Don’t misunderstand me, I LOVE the maze, so much so that we returned from Hawaii for the…

  • Living Outside- With CHILDREN

    As the title of this post suggests, we have just had an experience living outside with our children. Now, I know what you’re thinking- they live in Hawaii, so it can’t be that bad. You would be right in some respects, but there have been some rather in’tents’ moments…   Both kids have had the 24hr stomach flu that…

  • Students… and their ability to Inspire

    I know it’s MY job as the teacher to captivate and drive, but I’m just always taken aback that the tables turn almost daily, and I find myself in awe of my dancers’ beauty- inside and out.   This week I had a fun exercise for my advanced class… to have them each choreograph a combo for the ballet…

  • Reflections on Character Development- On and Off Stage

    To take the purest piece of yourself- to embrace naked vulnerability- and lay it before the judgement of other humans…. this is what it takes to perform on a level considered “free.” No one is drawn to the insincerity of a dancer performing from a false place. That being said, you do not always perform roles that are your…

  • RDE Open Studio Show- Raw footage

    It is very difficult to allow the perfectionism in me to die for a moment, so that in its place great beauty might flourish in its rawest form. When the RDE company offered the opportunity to teach 4 choreographic installments over 1 month, and then to perform said pieces for an un-rehearsed showcase at the end of the month–…

  • Anxiety and Destiny

    It’s terribly difficult sometimes to overcome the anxiety induced when given a critique by a co-worker of seniority, with their smile intact, knowing the fullness of frustration will be brought to light at a later date. Waiting to find out just how much you’ve offended another person- seemingly simply by existing- can feel almost as though you’ve swallowed an entire…

  • Why People Crap On Your Dreams…

    It’s a natural reaction for people to doubt your abilities if they themselves lack said qualities; next time you share a dream from your heart, please remember that fact. When my husband shares his crazy (but phenomenal) ideas with me, I am challenged to constantly step back and check that my reaction is not born out of SELF doubt.…