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A Day in the Life of a Prima Ballerina

Growing up, some of my favourite films were about dancing; Save the Last Dance, Centre Stage, Dirty Dancing Havana Nights, Honey and even You Got Served. What can I say, the early 2000s were full of dance-themed films targeting teenage girls and I was a frequent movie-goer.

Now that I’m (somewhat) grown up I’ve decided I should start enjoying cultural performances, such as the ballet, more often. Problem is it’s sometimes hard to find anyone who wants to tag along. Until I find myself a dedicated ballet-watching partner I’ll have to keep using my klout as a writer to interview the dancers themselves.

Heather Ogden in The Sleeping Beauty. Photo by Bruce Zinger.

Here is a recent Q&A I did with principal dancer at The National Ballet of Canada, Heather Ogden. What’s your favourite dance movie or live performance?

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The Eleventh Month

Happy November or Movember for those of you growing ‘saches for the next 30 days. I invite you to celebrate the month with the new addition of The Beat Magazine. Ever been to a poetry reading? I speak with London poet Carey Toane about her upcoming poetry reading and her new collection of pros, The Crystal Palace.

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La Petite Blonde Pouffe

Don’t you just love pretty headbands?

Julia Prajza, Miss Petite Blonde Pouffe

I recently came across these ones online and fell in love, so I decided to contact the designer, Julia Prajza, to hear about her journey to starting her accessories business.

You can read the story on TalentEgg.ca here.

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A Look into my (possible) future

Freelancing through University did a great job at supporting my shoe habit, but now I think it could be so much more. Since graduating I’ve seriously began to consider going into business full-time as a freelance writer. As I figure out the pros and cons of this possible career I’ve been lucky enough to come in contact with many great professional writers willing to share their knowledge and advice with aspiring freelancers.

I “met” Heidi Turner through Twitter a little while ago and I’ve enjoyed reading her thoughts on freelancing on her blog. I know there are many other aspiring writers in need of some guidance, and Heidi was willing to share some of her experiences to get potential freelancers off on the right start.

Check out my interview with Heidi Turner on TalentEgg.ca

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