1, 2, 3, Mariinsky!

When I was a kid, I did ballet at a ballet company in Minneapolis. I wasn’t very good (I’m perhaps the most ungraceful person you’ll ever meet) but I had a great time doing it. Thankfully, though, that didn’t mean I didn’t get a role in the early production of The Nutcracker. Perhaps it was …

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Let’s Talk About Fear

I remember the thrill of excitement when I found out I would be studying abroad in St. Petersburg for the summer. I remember thinking how beautiful, how unique of an experience I will have. I thought back to everything I had learned about Russian culture and wondered how I would do my best to assimilate. …

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