Short stories from long runs

This blog about my run and training


What did you want to be when you grew up?

I’ve always wanted to be a writer, yes, but I’d be lying if I denied my obsession with becoming a ballerina, despite a total lack of charisma on stage, wicked short legs for my 5’3″ frame, and a love for carbohydrates. 
I mean, have you seen Centerstage? Am I embarrassing myself? But Zoe Saldana is like a legit, well-respected actress and force to be reckoned with on the red carpet now. It’s sort of like I was ahead of my time.

Every once in a while I come across a ballet-related story while perusing online and so for awhile I’ve been stockpiling. For some reason, I decided today is the day to share with all of the other ladies and gents daydreaming of spectacular hand-stitched tutus, destroyed feet, and the seemingly ultra-glamorous life of studios, stretching, and Swan Lake.

  • Probably the most spectacularly over the top jewel box of an apartment I’ve ever seen (This is Glamorous)
  • Capturing the drama of hair, makeup, and costumes. For the love of hairpins. (New York Magazine)
  • And, in case the drama was in doubt… not at the Bolshoi. (New York Times)
  • Modern ballerinas, and what happens when they take scissors to their in-studio looks (Huffington Post)
  • An inspiring, impressive lady who defied the stereotype of eating, dressing, and lazing around for two (The Today Show)
  • Another one from Mary Helen Bowers, on “getting” a ballet body (Harper’s Bazaar)
  • Every little girls dream: Sarah Jessica Parker and Ballet (AOL On)

Any wannabe ballerinas out there? What did you want to be when you grew up?