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A Very C&V Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Holiday season is just round the corner. It’s the most wonderful time of the year… to shop! But with so many options around, how do you know you’re treating your BFFs, loved ones and (of course) yourself to the good stuff? Finding the perfect present for the ballet dancer in your life can be tricky. That’s where we come in. The C&V Squad of professional ballerinas, adult dancers and pre-professionals have  narrowed down our ballet favourites, essentials and covetables just…

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Photo Sessions – Anjuli Hudson, Jem Choi, Guilherme Menezes & Barry Drummond, English National Ballet

I’ve been fortunate to make a bunch of new friends thanks to my work at C&V, but living in Singapore means I rarely get to meet up with my dancer friends living all around the world. So when I heard that the English National Ballet was touring to Hong Kong this July, I was sorely tempted to take the 3 hour flight up to see my friends  in person. After a bit of hemming and hawing, I took the plunge…

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Interview – Ingrid Silva, Dance Theatre of Harlem

From free ballet classes in Rio to dancing in one of the most recognised dance companies in the world, Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Ingrid Silva is the definition of a success story. A ballet dancer, dog lover, role model, social media influencer, women’s advocate and more, her life these days seems filled with endless hustle and go-getting. Armed with a positive attitude and some pretty impressive ballet skills, Ingrid doesn’t take her position as a figure of influence lightly. She…

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Ballet Level Up!

Are you at Ballet level 3? Or Intermediate? Advanced? Foundation? And Foundation 1 or 2? Ballet skill levels are confusing – we we’ve created the definitive guide to levels in women’s ballet. Whether you’re RAD, Cecchetti, or Vaganova, a professional ballerina or an adult dancer, you’ll find that our Ballet Level Guide is applicable to you. And remember – no matter how good you are, there’s always a foetus in Russia who’s better than you. We also asked the lovely…

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Ballet C&V Ladies Interviews

Interview – Lou Spichtig, Queensland Ballet

I remember watching YouTube videos of Queensland Ballet’s Lou Spichtig performing at the Prix de Lausanne a few years ago. “What a beautiful dancer,” I thought. “I wonder if she knows about Cloud & Victory? Probably not. But it would be pretty cool if I got to interview her for the site one day!” It turns out that Lou had heard of us – we’d been mutually admiring each others work for some time without knowing it! Several years of…

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Photo Sessions: Flaunt Your Ballet Body!

Watching my fellow adult dancers in class is a good reminder of why I dance. Ballet is about constantly striving for improvement, and it can easy to get bogged down in the negatives: my turnout isn’t good enough, I can’t remember that combination, my alignment is wrong, my body isn’t thin or tall or muscular or petite enough. Sometimes it frustrates me when I don’t seem to be improving. But then I look at my friends in class: we laugh…

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Ballet C&V Ladies Interviews Movers & Shakers

Movers and Shakers: Jeanette Kakareka

In this guest blog, C&V Lady and Bayerisches Staatsballett corps member Jeanette Kakareka details the whys and hows of moving to another ballet company. This season I’ve made the move to Bayerisches Staatsballett. It was decision I made for many reasons. I had performed so much with the English National Ballet: I can’t even begin to imagine how many shows I must have been in over the past four seasons. I saw a lot of beautiful places in the world,…

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A Very C&V Holiday Gift Guide

Trying to find the perfect dance present for your ballet boo this Christmas? Or maybe you’re looking to treat yo’self this holiday season? We asked our C&V Squad for their ballet favourites, must-haves and covetables in our Cloud & Victory gift guide. From dancewear to training accessories to recovery tools, here are our picks for the best ballet gifts!…

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Ballet C&V Ladies Interviews Movers & Shakers Photo Sessions

Movers and Shakers: Patricia Zhou

Should I change my job? Should I move? Where do I go next? Is this the right time? What am I doing with my life? Change is inevitable, but seldom easy. In an ongoing series called Movers and Shakers, we’ll be talking to dancers who’ve made changes in their lives and careers to find out what they’ve learnt and what impact it’s had on them. Here, we talk to Patricia Zhou, Prix de Lausanne winner and one of the first…

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Interview – Lauren Post, American Ballet Theatre

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The dancer’s road back from injury is often fraught with frustration and uncertainty. Ballet dancers immerse themselves so fully in their art that any halt of this pursuit often comes as a rude awakening that extracts as much mentally as it does physically from them. “Will I be able to come back?” “Will I have lost everything?” “Will I be able to regain it?” “WILL I BE ABLE TO COME BACK?” But when an ACL injury hit longtime American Ballet…

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Interview – Mathilde Froustey, San Francisco Ballet

Cloud & Victory brought San Francisco Ballet principal dancer and former Paris Opera Ballet soloist, Mathilde Froustey, to Singapore in April to teach a series of ballet masterclasses. During her time here, we sat down with her to have a dialogue about her perspectives on ballet, her career and the realities and responsibilities of being a professional ballet dancer.…

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