This month we have chosen Adria Ballet Beat for our “Dance Blog Spotlight”...keep reading to learn more about Adria and what you can see on her site…
1. Can you tell readers a bit about your background in dance?
It’s safe to say I’ve been dancing for more than 45 years. On my blog I describe myself as “a passionate unprofessional.” I was indeed on a professional track as a child, training at the Metropolitan Opera Ballet School in NYC under the legendary Margaret Craske. But I left the Met at 13 years old, pulled out by my parents who “didn’t want a dance career for their daughter.” Years later, while studying journalism at New York University, I returned to ballet by taking class with The Joffrey Ballet, whose studios were located in New York’s Greenwich Village.
I had the opportunity to reconnect with the ballet world on a professional level as event coordinator of the 2007 American Ballet Theatre Dancer Reunion at the Metropolitan Opera House, and again as event coordinator for The Antony Tudor Centennial Celebration at The Juilliard School in 2008. I am currently Web Coordinator and Archivist for the Antony Tudor Ballet Trust.
I still take class, currently at New Jersey Ballet. Some things are just “in you” and become a lifelong passion. Dance, for me, is a mandate.
2. When did you begin your blog-and why did you start it? What does your blog cover? [Read more…]