Why ballet ?
“Ballet is a particularly special art form for me because I am always striving for more – more grace, more strength, more precision, more everything. But pushing myself out of my limits is what makes ballet so enticing and exciting. A dancer can always learn more about their craft.”
What is your daily routine at the moment ?
7:20am: I wake up and make a protein shake.
8:30am: I am at the O2 Fitness gym (membership sponsored by Carolina Ballet) on the elliptical for stamina and on the mat doing Pilates mat for strength/core. My workouts last an hour or less.
9:40am: I am at the Carolina Ballet studios warming up, breaking in shoes, and getting ready for class.
10am-6:30pm: The company has a 1.5hr warm-up class and then a 6 hours day of rehearsals. After my day, I go home, do some schoolwork (I take distance education classes at NCSU), eat dinner, hang out or call friends, and ice if necessary. I try to get eight hours of sleep and start it all over.”