Monthly Archives: January 2012

#75 Unions Part 2

I’m still not sure how the New York director pulled it off – but somehow our three-month tour in Japan was not under union jurisdiction.  While in Japan, the company women ran into a problem.  They had been ordered to … Continue reading

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#75 Unions Part 1

Dancers have unions.  There’s also a whole slew of other associations and organizations that have been created to protect our rights as far as working conditions, pay and health coverage.  I belong to one union and I still haven’t decided … Continue reading

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#22 Anything for your art

It’s always sad when a good dancer disappears from the arts community – and it is so much sadder when the reason for their departure is financial.  Over and over – it’s always the same story – the cash-strapped dancer … Continue reading

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#13 Partnering

Right before I was accepted into the ballet company, I was put into partnering classes – you know – men and women dancing together.  Unlike the other girls in my class, I wasn’t overly thrilled with this aspect of my … Continue reading

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#105 – Arthur Part 1

For me – owning a dog is more than simply owning a dog.  A dog is antidepressant medicine.  For a person who has lost portions of their lives (or at least their memories of those portions) to depression – there … Continue reading

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