I’ve always enjoyed the idea of ballet. I live for essie ballet slippers polish, ballet trends in fashion, and the movie Center Stage. I have an extensive collection of legwarmers (perfect for going to and from yoga). The last time I actually wore ballet slippers, though, I looked something like this.
That’s somewhat of a lie, but I refuse to post my middle school aged ballet photo. Needless to say, my appreciation has been from a far, and my behind the scenes knowledge of what it takes to be a ballerina is limited, at best– so when I had the chance to interview Emily Mistretta, a member of the Boston Ballet’s Corps de Ballet, I leaped (somewhat gracefully) at the opportunity. I am so grateful to Emily for taking the time to share her experience and insight.
[Photo courtesy of Emily and The Boston Ballet]
Did you dance as a child? Best/worst costume?