Dance, Movement

Why I love Ballet

Hello there, How are you doing on this beautiful Sunday? I just returned from an amazing weekend of ballet and floor barre workshops with Thierry Paré, an incredibly inspiring dancer and instructor. It inspired me to write (and put my feet up while I do it!) Check dem lines! He was hosted by Constanze, my amazing… Read More Why I love Ballet

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Sound and Vision

The falling of the leaves. One of my favorite photos ever by the amazing Die Elster This picture was made during our very first photo shoot together, in Aachener Stadtpark, about 4 years ago. We used a red silk veil for the movement at the top, plus 4 more red silk fan veils for the ‘drape’… Read More Sound and Vision

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How to Keep Moving

As I know for many of you this has been quite a jam-packed month, and movement/self care is often the first thing to go(ha!) Here are a few quick tips to keep yourself in healthy motion, especially in busy times: make it easy! only start dress the part follow your intuition prep your space try… Read More How to Keep Moving

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Turnout Tutorial

When in doubt.. turn out! Hip rotation is one of the things I have struggled with for the longest time, yet it is essential for so many movements, from dance to martial arts. Thankfully, it can be dramatically improved and freed up using movement. I’ve put together a little 9-minute home practice routine that you… Read More Turnout Tutorial

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Tips for Silk Veil

Hello dear all, In today’s blog post I would like to share a few (or well, many!) of my favorite tips for dancing with a silk veil. Proper Care and Storage 1. Iron. Your. Veil I think this is the most important (really!) piece of advice on dancing with silk I have ever received (it… Read More Tips for Silk Veil

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Tips for Photo Shoots

Below you’ll find my favorite tips to prepare yourself mentally and physically for a studio photo shoot. Note: For help on the actual posing: Check out the recordings of my online workshop ‘Posing for Pictures’ and ‘Posing for Pictures 2‘! 1. Early Preparations Things you can do in the week(s) before the shoot: Mentally Start… Read More Tips for Photo Shoots

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What are we?

When dance gives you wings ✨ How do we know what we are? This is something I briefly talked about at the end one of my recent (online) classes. The past few years I’ve noticed my focus has been shifting. In the ‘learning department’ I’ve been spending more time studying various dance and movement arts… Read More What are we?

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Interview with Elise Samba

Below you’ll find an interview with the gorgeous Elise of Belgium. She’s an incredible artist and a knowledgeable and experienced Samba teacher. Elise owns one of the very first official brazilian dance schools in Belgium, and has officially been part of the Rio Carnaval Parade! A dancer, instructor, costume designer and a beautiful soul to… Read More Interview with Elise Samba