Ballet Dancers - Mikhail Baryshnikov

by Madison Hudson
(Delaware)

Ballet Dancers - Mikhail Baryshnikov






The Most Famous Ballet Dancer of all Time. In many famous ballets, such as The Nutcracker. He is the most inspiring dancer. He always said "If you don't sweat after doing plies, then you are working hard at all." Dances like he is on a cloud.

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Reply by Odette

Ballet Dancers - Mikhail Baryshnikov

Hello Madison,

Thank you for your ballet dancers submission, it is a pleasure to hear from you.

I particularly like your quote from Baryshnikov, "If you don't sweat after doing plies, then you are working hard at all.". I love to hear quotes from great artists and dancers, as it is very inspiring.

Another quote which reminds me of this one from Baryshnikov is by the renowned choreographer George Balanchine -

"Do. Now is the time. Relax is for the grave, dear."

"What are you saving it for?"

Here is some more information on the legendary dancer, Mikhail Baryshnikov -

Mikhail Baryshnikov was born in 1948 in Riga, Latvia. Together with Nijinsky and Nureyev, he is often noted as one of the greatest ballet dancers of the 20th century.

Baryshnikov started in the Kirov ballet and later joined the New York City Ballet as a principal dancer to learn George Balanchine's style of movement. He then moved to New York to dance with the American Ballet Theatre, where in time he became artistic director.

In addition to his career in dance, Baryshnikov has pursued acting, starring in five films. He was also featured in the last season of Sex and the City, playing a Russian artist.

Thank you Madison.

Best Wishes,

Odette

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Darcey Bussel - Influential Ugly Duckling?

by little-miss-daisy

Darcey Bussel - Influential Ugly Duckling?

Darcey Bussel - Influential Ugly Duckling?

Darcey Bussel - Influential Ugly Duckling?:- Hi Odette, I love the fact Darcey Bussel never wanted to be a ballet dancer, but her mum said she had "knock knees" and she was clumsy so she sent her to ballet, and she became one of my most influential ballet dancers of all time!

little-miss-daisy

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Reply by Odette

To Darcey Bussel - Influential Ugly Duckling?

Hi Little-miss-daisy

Lovely contribution, thanks for your opinion. You must be from England ... am I right? I tend to agree with you, Darcy Bussell is certainly one of the most influential dancers of recent times - and all from a very unpromising start. She was also very tall to be a top dancer but she made it. SO there's hope for everyone!

If you read my 7 Secrets...., you can be sure Darcy followed all of those seven rules to get to the top. Without the mental strength she would have faltered for sure.

Odette

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Comment by Anonymous

Darcey Bussel - Influential Ugly Duckling?

Hello-
I was a bit shocked by the relation of 5 foot 9 being too tall to make it to the top. Are you referring to the world companies like the Bolshoi and Royal Ballet? If it is general reference, I might like clarification. Ariana Lallone, a Pacific Northwest Ballet principal, is 5 foot 11!
Thanks,
Curious

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Raimonde Skinner

by Anonymous

Raimonde Skinner: - Although shortlived, Raimonde's professionalism and flair in the 1950's still gives me goose pimples...

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Reply by Odette

to Raimonde Skinner

Hello,

Thank you for your submission. I am intrigued. Personally, I do not know this dancer. When I googled him I couldn't find anything either, please tell me more!

Odette

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Ballet Dancers - Freya Monroy!

Ballet Dancers - Freya Monroy! : - Incredible passion!

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to Ballet Dancers - Freya Monroy! : - Beautiful Ballet Dancer!!!

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Famous Ballet Dancer - Veerle Casteleyn

by James Vance
(Grand Rapids, Michigan. USA)

Famous Ballet Dancer - Veerle Casteleyn

Famous Ballet Dancer - Veerle Casteleyn

Hello. I am a big fan of modern and ballet dancing. I first saw Veerle in Andrew Lloyd Webbers production of Cats. (the video). As with many others, I fell in love with that little angel.

However, as much as I try, I cannot find any current information on her. All I'm asking for is the email address of whomever is representing her now so that I may write to her through them. If you could help me out in this, I would be forever grateful.

Thank you.

James

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Reply by Odette

to Famous Ballet Dancer - Veerle Casteleyn

Dear James

I do not know who her agent is, maybe someone else can submit in the comments section (below), but just to give some further information on this dancer, here is a brief bio on this dancer:-

    Veerle Casteleyn

    Born:- Vlaanderen, Belgium

    DOB:- March 6th 1978.

    Meaning of name:- Feather in Dutch.

    Trained At:- Municical Institute of Ballet, Antwerp Belgium

    Institute Cast her in:- Joint Venture, Initiate, Fanfare, The Three Musketeers (short piece) and Self Made (final year at the Institute.

    Post School:- Annie (Orphan), The Sound of Music (Liesl), CATS (Sylvani), The Sound of Music (revival).

    Big Break:- 1997, moved to London to play Jemima in the video production of “CATS” (Voice Dubbed).

    Also appeared in West End Version of Cat (musical)

    Star Quality:- Open face, big brown eyes.


    Other Roles:- Understudied the roles of Victoria and Rumpleteazer. UK tour of “Carousel” as Louis, Fredrika in the European tour of “A Little Night Music”, Julia in the Belgian production of “Romeo en Julia.

    First leading role:- Chava in the 'Straight from the Heart' production of 'Fiddler on the Roof'.

    Other leads:- Remi (Netherlands) touring production of the musical, Alleen op de Wereld, Belgian TV show 'De wet Volgens Milo' as Sonja, Belgian musical 'Dracula', ABBA's Mamma Mia!
(source:veerlecasteleyn.tripod.com)

Hope this helps

Best regards

Odette

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