August 27, 2010

Interview with Lily Spencer

Lily was Dressed by ColbyDesigns
Photo: Reece Ramsden

We were lucky enough to interview 16 year old Queensland ballerina Lily Spencer, who is currently studying at the Royal Ballet School in London. Check out the interview.

How old were you when you started ballet and what is one of your fondest memories from your early training?
I started ballet when i was 5 years old and will always remember the many times i performed on stage in front of my friends and family, and seeing how proud they were.

Where and how long have you been studying Full Time?
I started full-time training in 2008 at The Royal Ballet School in London.

If you weren't a ballerina what would you like to be doing instead?
I love to play the violin, so perhaps become a musician in an Orchestra.

What is you favourite Ballet?

Both Don Quixote and Swan lake because Kitri in Don Quixote is a fiery character just like me when i dance, and Odette in Swan Lake has beautiful long extensions.

What or who inspires you?
My older sister Georgina inspires me as i always wanted to be just like her when i was younger.

What advice would you offer to dancers wanting to follow in you footsteps?
Take risks, because i believe that all the hurdles which come before us are meant to be leapt over, rather than stop us or slow us down.

We loved chatting with lily, she is such a beautiful dancer and we wish her all the best for the an amazing future ahead of her.

August 23, 2010

Work in progress

Sorry we have been a little slack with posts lately but we have been working on some very exciting new projects and we will be getting back on track very soon.

In the meantime check out the Spring Dance Festival link and the Spring Dance Calendar below and start planning. The festival starts next Tuesday August 31 and is running until September 26. This great event showcasing some of the World's finest dancers and choreographers should not be missed. Keep an eye out for some of the Pointed Toes Team.

August 9, 2010

It was that time of year again

A nice sunny Sunday afternoon at the Opera House

Our great seats.

Our pretty good view of the stage

It is one of our favourite times of year again and there is nothing better than a nice night out at Sydney's Opera house.

We had great seats to this years Mcdonald's Ballet Scholarship and the team enjoyed every minute of the event from the 8 soloists performances to the final 8 Open Age jazz groups.

We would like to say big congratulations to the outright winner of the Mcdonald's Ballet Scholarship Jordan Mullin and to the runner up Evan Loudon.
Also congratulations to Brent Street Studios for winning 1st and 3rd in the Open Jazz finals and also to the Australian Dance performance Institute for their 2nd place.

We are looking forward to next years Mcdonald's Ballet Scholarship as every year gets more and more exciting!!!