Monthly Archives: December 2013

Of Little Mice and Dancing Ladies

In ballet class, my generation of dancers can be recognized by their graceful arm movements and upper body placement. We were taught in the Vaganova method by old school ballet teachers: Airi Säilä, Ritva Kuusinen-Schorin and Margaretha von Bahr. These great … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman Week

”I’ve better pull myself up”, said a young student when he spotted me in the audience at a semester feedback session. Obviously he had embodied my teaching after numerous English lessons starting with adaptations of ballet warm-ups. Yes, my ballet … Continue reading

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