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Skincare for Dancers with Jordan Samuel

Dealing with breakouts? Best way to remove stage makeup? Former Pacific Northwest Ballet dancer turned skincare specialist Jordan Samuel shares advice on how dancers can take care of their skin in and out of the studio, discusses lockdown skincare and if (and how!) we should pop our pimples. Good Ballet Juju with Jordan Samuels  Listen to the interview with Jordan on Spotify! Listen to the interview with Jordan on iTunes! At Cloud & Victory, we make ethical dancewear for…

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Interview: Royal Danish Ballet’s Vitor Menezes Talks Finding Joy in Dancing In Your Living Room and Staging a Public Ballet Concert For His Neighbours During Quarantine

Good ballet juju! Royal Danish Ballet's Vitor Menezes talks about finding motivation and joy while dancing at home in his living room, how he staged a ballet concert for his neighbours in lockdown, dancing as a twin, and shares his Netflix recommendations.…

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Ballet C&V Ladies Good Ballet Juju Interviews

Interview: Marianela Núñez talks staying physically+mentally healthy, dealing with pressure and being kind to yourself.

Royal Ballet’s Marianela Núñez chats about her approach to training in lockdown, what she learnt from her struggles as a teenage ballet student, how she stays physically and mentally healthy and what she does to feel good. Good Ballet Juju with Marianela Núñez  Listen to the interview with Nela on Spotify! Listen to the interview with Nela on iTunes! At Cloud & Victory, we make ethical dancewear for you to feel and look good: cloudandvictory.com – get 15% off your first order…

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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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Interview – Chun Wai Chan, Houston Ballet

A peek at Chun Wai Chan’s instagram makes it evident why he’s a social media star on the rise – whether it’s videos of him making pirouette combination or a series of pas de ciseux look like a stroll in the park, or demonstrating his flexibility and arched feet, or even just standing still, shirtless and with his abs on full display. It’s an impressive showcase of a male dancer’s #balletgoals. But Chun Wai doesn’t just do it for the…

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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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Ballet C&V Homefries Interviews Movers & Shakers

Movers and Shakers: Xander Parish

The first time I met Xander Parish, he couldn’t see me. Literally. We’d arranged to meet outside the Mariinsky theatre in St Peterburg and as I neared the historic building I spotted him scanning the crowd for me. I walked up to him and but he didn’t notice me because I barely came up to his chin. I hesitated for a moment, wondering how to catch his attention before tugging at his coat, feeling very much like a small child.…

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