Author: Ondine D.

Zachary Rogers, Czech National Ballet

At first glance, Zachary Rogers, Canadian dancer formerly at the Czech National Ballet, is a tall noble and elegant yet shy dancer. Discover his fascinating ballet journey from Winnipeg to Prague, passing by Tallinn, Lausanne and Varna.

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Shall I squeeze my glutes in ballet?

Picture this: you’re standing at the barre, in first position, and you are being asked to ‘squeeze your glutes’, so you squeeze them as much as you can and admire the beautiful shape of your rear in the mirror. Do you feel like you can move freely? So shall I, or shall I not, squeeze my glutes?

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Interview of Guillaume Diop, Paris Opera Ballet

Guillaume Diop, a name to remember! Guillaume undertook most of his ballet training at the prestigious Paris Opera Ballet School in Nanterre, near Paris. From age 12 to 18, he practiced ballet daily there until he was hired at the Paris Opera Ballet in 2018. Guillaume is a smart, hard working young man with the most contagious laugh we have ever seen.

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Overcome the starving artist’s mentality

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