Category: Company

Bijoux and Ballet

When I watch the Ballet Memphis dancers rehearsing it is sometimes with a mix of pleasure and pain. Pleasure because of just how beautiful it is, but also frustration that I'm not doing it with them. That I'll never again dance in pointe shoes. That I don't feel the heat of the audience's faces and the lights, that otherworldly place you sometimes go to when performing. Now don't get me wrong, I am still a dancer, and am lucky enough to get to perform live with Project: Motion, but I’m not a... Read More
Posted by Joan Biddle at Thursday, July 18, 2013 | 0 comments
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Spotlight: Julie Niekrasz

Today is Ballet Memphis dancer Julie Niekrasz's birthday, so what better way to celebrate than do a spotlight on her! Julie's had a full summer so far. She’s been teaching Pilates and creative movement at Shelby Farms Nature Camp , living out one of Ballet Memphis’s visions of helping kids instill healthy habits early on. She’s also teaching in the Pilates Centre as well as in at the Ballet Memphis School summer intensive , where she has a group of students who’ve just started on pointe.... Read More
Posted by Joan Biddle at Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | 0 comments
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Summer's Here: Classes, Pilates, and More

Here in the south it's summer, and the studios are stirring with Summer Intensive Workshops for the Ballet Memphis School. Check out all of our summer class options here.   And over at our Pilates Centre , be sure to stop by for the first ever equipment sampler workshop THIS WEDNESDAY June 12, from 2 to 4 pm, where you can come in and try out the different equipment and see demos. The Pilates Centre features weekly classes including Active Aging, Pilates for Men and Core Barre. It's... Read More
Posted by Joan Biddle at Monday, June 10, 2013 | 0 comments
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