Category: Soul Point(e)

A Balance Point(e) 12 Days of Christmas

As the Sydney season draws to a close with The Australian Ballet, it also signals the year winding down of a huge 2014 for everyone, including the dancers. We are performing our last shows of The Nutcracker at The Opera House while other dancers across the world are treating audiences to their Nutcracker performances too. Young dancers are treating their…

Reflecting on the journey so far + a Video

A few years after I began making some real progress on my own health journey, The Australian Ballet together with the wonderful people at The Apiary put together this little video about Health and Lifestyle. It was originally shared on the Company’s blog Behind Ballet and is also accessible on The Australian Ballet Youtube channel here. Along with Rudy Hawkes and other ballet colleagues, we were…

Teetering on the edge of the Bloch

I slipped on my first pair of pointe shoes at age 12, quite mesmerised by the shiny satin and also quite perplexed as to how to stand up on such a thing. They seemed so hard and unbreakable in the beginning, how was my foot meant to bend that hard board?! My first shoes were Bloch Suprimas, their delicate little tapered…