Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Seasonal Faves: Summer '17

     Hey everyone. I had my second IV Vitamin Infusion yesterday and I am feeling fantastic. I have more energy to pack up for Uni. I leave on Sunday. I also had an MRI for my knee because almost two weeks ago I "broke" my knee (technically term: tibia plateau fracture). I am currently in a limited ROM (range of motion) knee brace and on crutches (as per usual). I'm hoping that I'll be fine in 6-8 weeks.
     I'm long overdue for a favorites post right? Well, here is the favorites post for the summer before it becomes too late. Enjoy!

Actor/Actress: Emilia Clarke
From being in romance/drama movies such as Me Before You, to kicking ass in Terminator Genisys as well as being able to deliver the famous line, "Come with me if you want to live." to shining bright and speaking a completely new language as Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, is there anything that Emilia Clarke can't do. I vote for her to play Cher in a remake of Clueless (have you seen her Valley Girl accent? If not, click here). She is immensely talented, definitely a prankster and so down to earth.

Emilia Clarke in GOT
Emilia Clarke today
Ballet Book: Girl In Motion and Breaking Pointe by Miriam Wenger-Landis.
These books fall into my book and ballet category. Both books are about the wonderful world of dancing pre-professionally in hopes of joining a ballet company. Both books go deep into the struggles dancers face in terms of criticism, jealousy, body-image and depression. Without giving anything away, if you are interested in knowing more about what my life was like as a pre-professional ballerina, you must read these books (even though they aren't about me).



















Makeup: Ipsy Subscription
I love makeup so much. I used to be subscribed to Ipsy during my first year of college but ended my subscription due to the cost. All you do to join is make an account, take a short quiz about your beauty loves/hates etc and then pay a monthly fee of $10 to have five brand name makeup products delivered to your door mid month. Some products are full size and some are a deluxe sample size.
Now that I have more money to spare, I thought I would bring renew my subscription and so far I haven't been disappointed. Sure, maybe one (of five) products might not suit me but the majority of them do and I love it just the same. Some products I've received via Ipsy I've loved so much I've bought the full size product such as the Evelyn Iona Cosmetics Cream Blush in ASH. All in all, Ipsy is worth the $10 to get makeup products retailing $50+ if you were to purchase the full sizes on your own.

Musical: Legally Blonde
When I was younger the Jazz 4 class did a dance to Ohmigod You Guys from the Legally Blonde musical. I was obsessed with that dance and ended up learning all the choreography by watching it so many times. The local theatre did Legally Blonde Jr. for their summer workshop performance and it was absolutely fantastic. The musical was shortened into ten songs that perfectly summed up the musical. So after seeing the kids version I immediately had to watch the full adult version and it did not disappoint. I absolutely love it and have been listening to Ohmigod You Guys nonstop since seeing the GCT Summer Workshop Performance.

Scent: Moroccan Rose by Tree Hut
You guys know I'm all about that rose scent. I absolutely love it. I had gotten a mango body scrub/body butter set from my sister Laney for my birthday last year and I love how strong the scent was. So when I was in search of a rose scented body scrub and lotion I knew that it had to be from Tree Hut. Not only are the products strongly scented they are also fortified with Organic Shea Butter and Argan oil which means it's ultra moisturizing.



Skincare: Origins 10 Minute Mask to Rescue Problem Skin
This mask 110% lives up to it's name. It really does rescue problem skin. Lately, my skin has been looking duller than normal and I have been breaking out more often. In that case, I always turn to my trusty 10 Minute Mask for Problem Skin. I just apply a thick later on to my skin after I've washed and exfoliated. I leave it on for 20 minutes and then wash it off. I follow up with Pixi Overnight Glow Serum and Clean & Clear Acne Control moisturizer and kaboom! My skin looks instantly better by the next morning. Doing this at least once a week for maximum results has really helped my skin look flawless.



Singer: Joseph
I've talked about the band Joseph's new album I'm Alone, No You're Not before but I haven't talked yet about their beautiful EP album Native Dreamer Kin. I am absolutely loving their first album and I can related to pretty much every single song on the album. My favorites this summer have been "Cloudine" "Lifted Way" "Tally Marks" and "Eyes to the Sky".

TV show: Reign
My sister Nathalie (read my interview with her here) has been begging me to watch this show for months. I finally caved because I love historical dramas and I was not disappointed. I absolutely loved the show and fully watched all four seasons in a matter of weeks. It follows the life of fifteen year old Mary Queen of Scotts from when she comes back to French court after a failed attempt to be poisoned at French convent where she has been living since the age of nine to her execution at the age of forty-four. There is lots of drama and love and death on this show. It was beautifully created with an immensely talented cast and crew. I cannot recommend it enough.

     So that concludes my favorites post. If you liked it please make sure to give this post a +1 on Google+, share it with anyone you like and leave me a comment below telling me your top three favorites from this summer. Catch you all next month!

~Poodle
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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month

     Hey everyone. School begins next week and I am so not ready. I move in on Sunday.
Today I wanted to raise awareness for one (of many) medical conditions I have. And that is Gastroparesis. This post will talk about what gastroparesis is, symptoms and diagnosis as well as treatment. I'm not going to go into much detail about my diagnosis story because that would take ages to full explain. So let's begin.

What is gastroparesis?
     According to Mayo Clinic, gastroparesis is a condition that affects the stomach motility or how fast food leaves your stomach after entry. For a person without gastroparesis (GP for short) it takes 4 hours for food to leave the stomach. For someone with GP it can take days for the stomach to empty. GP is also known as delayed gastric emptying.
     The cause of GP is unknown. It is common in diabetics due to high blood sugars affecting the vagus nerve (which causes the stomach muscles to contract and therefore move food out of the stomach) but non-diabetics can also get gastroparesis. If that is the case, it is called idiopathic gastroparesis (which is what I have).

Symptoms & diagnosis.
     The symptoms of GP are: Nausea, vomiting (undigested food), feeling full after eating just a few bites, acid reflux, abdominal bloating & pain, changes in blood sugar levels, lack of appetite and unexplained weight loss which leads to malnutrition.
     A Gastric Emptying Scan is commonly used to diagnosis GP. During this test you will eat scrambled eggs with a radioactive element in it. Then you will lie on a bed with a x-ray type machine in front of your stomach that will track how long the radioactive eggs stay in your stomach. If it says there for more than 5 hours, you have gastroparesis.

Treatment.
     Changes to your diet can greatly improve your quality of life with GP. Some dietary changes could be: eat smaller meals more frequently (grazing), avoid raw fruits and vegetables, try soups, easy to digest or pureed foods (such as smoothies) if liquids are easier for you to swallow, drink at least 1 liter of water a day and take a multivitamin daily to avoid malnutrition.
     Medications are also helpful for those with gastroparesis. Some common medications used are: Raglan (metoclopramide) and Remeron (Mirtazapine) which stimulate the stomach muscles as well as anti-nausea medications such as Zofran (ondansetron).
     In severe cases a feeding tube may be used. This could be a NG (Nasogastric), NJ (Nasojejunal), G (gastrostomy), J (jejunostomy) tube. Sometimes a GJ tube is used. This particular tube goes into the stomach as well as the jejunum which is the second part of the small intestine.


     So that concludes my post about gastroparesis. I hope you all learned something from it. If you did don't forget to give this post a +1 on Google+, share this with all your friends and leave me a comment if you have any questions for me on what living with gastroparesis is like.

~ Poodle
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Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Pointe Shoe Series: Pointe Shoes 101

     Hey everyone! I hope you all are having a good week.  I'm finally on vacation with my family and it was definitely way overdue. We're checking out two colleges on the coast my brother has shown interest in and of course going into my favorite city in the state. I've gotten my fill of Urbane Cafe and Fiore so I'm very happy.
    Today I wanted to share with you my tips and tricks for pointe shoes! Enjoy.

Tips 
1. Make sure you find the perfect fit
I can't stress enough how important finding the perfect pointe shoe is when you begin. It took me over three hours to find the perfect brand. And I've stuck with them ever since. I'm very loyal to my Bloch Serenades. Make sure, the person who is helping you get fitted knows what the hell she's talking about. It can be career ending if you get the wrong pair of pointe shoes and get hurt.

2. Get a Theraband
Therabands are life-saving. Yellow and red are lame colours. I would suggest getting blue (that's what I have) they are extremely cheap ($1 a foot. Its recommended you get three feet. You can get them at most medical supply stores) When I first started pointe my ankles weren't as strong as they should be so pointe was extremely hard for me in the beginning. I got twisted ankles a lot. I don't as often anymore because I'm stronger. You can also purchase therabands at discountdance.com. I suggest the dark red one.

3. Break your pointe shoes in properly 
This was my biggest mistake. I didn't break my pointe shoes in the way I do now. I was always off balance and it was just terrible. Click here for the proper way to break in pointe shoes. I still use this video from time to time.

4. Elastics are better than ribbon
When I buy new pointe shoes I never use ribbon. They sell elastics that tie around your ankle. I prefer those because they offer me more support. This is what I always buy. I highly recommend them. Click here if you want to look into them.

5. The price
Pointe shoes are damn expensive. I bought my first pair at the dance store in my hometown. Now I buy them off of discountdance.com. They're a lot cheaper for me that way since I have to pay for them myself.

Tricks of the Trade
1. I use Pillows for Pointe Gell Tip toe pads because my toes are really sensitive. I recommend those to all dancers starting pointe.
2. Microfoam tape can also be used as toe tape. I don't use micro-foam toe tape often because they fall off easily.
3. Masking tape is an amazing toe tape. This is what I use all the time. It may sound painful but it's not. Its comfortable and can last for hours. Fabric stretchy bandaids are a good alternative as well.
4. Burn the ends of your elastics. This is so they won't fray. I usually hairspray mine because it's safer.
5. Rosin (its powder you put on your pointe shoes so you won't slip) isn't necessary in class unless the floor is really slippery which in that case is a bad idea to dance on anyways. I'm crazy about rosin. It's an amazing life saver!!
6. I put baby powder in my pointe shoes after class. It absorbs the sweat and it makes them last longer. I also took old stockings, cut the foot part off and filled it with rice. I put those in my pointe shoes to help preserve the shape.
7. When I break in my pointe shoes I actually get them wet with a spray bottle. It makes the process go faster and it's easier to break in pointe shoes with a strong shank.
8. Always wear toe pads and tights when dancing en pointe. It's so freaking painful if you don't wear toe pads or tights.
9. When ever I get new pointe shoes I wear them all day so they'll mold to my feet, once my elastics and ribbons are sewed on of course.
10. I take a pair of scissors and make scratch marks on the tip of my pointe shoe. Since I don't use rosin in class this creates some friction which can be helpful when dancing on slippery surfaces.
11. Replace toe pads every six months.
12. When I try on my new pointe shoes, which ever shoe goes on the right foot gets an R drawn on the inside. Same with the left shoe. This doesn't matter to some dancers but it matters to me. *remember no two feet are alike*
13. To make the box softer I like to smack my shoes against the wall. I also step on the vamp and the sides of the box. This also helps breaking the demi pointe.
14. I only spend about an hour to break in my pointe shoes (or well until it feels comfortable to me).
You don't want to break them in too much because when you dance in them you'll break them down even more.


And that concludes my post on Pointe Shoes 101. If you liked this post don't forget to give it a +1 on Google+, share with all your dance friends and leave me a comment below telling me what are your tips for breaking in pointe shoes. See you all in a week.

~Poodle
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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Dancing Through Life's Lessons: Moving Away From Home

     Hello my pretties. I hope you all are having a good week so far. Can you believe it's August already? I certainly can't. I mean I start my JUNIOR year of college on the 28th and I leave home on the 26th. Given home is only 90 minutes away from my school, it's still tough moving out, especially because I'll be leaving Bella behind. She is a very independent puppy and just isn't ready for my lifestyle at school yet. So I probably won't have her fully registered as a psychiatric service dog until I finish my undergrad degree. Which is okay, I'm soaking up all the puppy cuddles I can from when I moved home on May 5th and when I leave in a month.
     Speaking of moving, today's blog post is all about the life lessons I've learned since moving away from home. I'm gonna be brutally honest and say it was fucking difficult to move away for the first time. I had to deal with all my health issues on my own, plus when to/when not to spend money, how to deal with my not-so-nice roommate and the academic challenge of being at a private university versus a community college. So let's get started.
     But before I begin there is one thing I wanted to mention. My friend Autumn lost a dear friend of hers', Lindsay a year ago today and today is "Lindsay's Love Day of Action." All we ask is for you to do something kind for someone else. And if you feel so inclined, you could also donate to a YouCaring page Lindsay's mum started. All the money goes to a nonprofit company called Ranch of Hope Reins. They combine horse rescues, and ranch environment with services dedicated to helping at risk youth and their families, which includes veterans and their families, those in the adoption community, foster kids, and the under-resourced and underinsured. Please take the time to read and donate if you can. Any amount counts.

1. I got to know myself better.

The most important relationship in your life is the relationship you have with yourself. Because, no matter what happens, you will always have yourself.

     Nothing in this world has helped me learn more about myself like moving away from home did. I learn so much about myself that I never knew before. For example, I learned that I don't have to wear a ton of makeup to feel beautiful. Somedays I would wear some makeup and other days I would wear none at all. I also learned how many self-care things I neglected to do like drink a lot of water which resulted in a evening in the ER due to dehydration. I also learned that I really love to sleep and that I need to sleep more instead of staying up super late and waking up super early like I did in high school. I also learned more about my insecurities due to infantile drama that happened during the school year. And learning what those insecurities were helped me come up with a plan for the summer to kick those insecurities out of me. And doing that has made me 150% more confident than I was before.

2. I became independent of my parents.

Being independent takes courage - the courage to get over your internal fear to face the unfamiliar on your own.

     When I first moved out everything was unfamiliar to me. I had to figure out where all my classes were on my own. I had to get more courageous to talk to my professors when I needed help, I had to figure out what school foods agreed/disagreed with my GP etc. There were many situations in which I wish my parents had been there to bail me out of or to help me with in person. While yes, they were able to somewhat help me via texting, phone calls etc, I ultimately had to deal with these situations on my own. And that has made me a stronger person overall.
     I did have the luxury of going home on the weekends which was really nice, especially when I was super sick but most weeks I was only at home for approximately 36 hours and 95% of the time my parents weren't there to help me out in person should unfortunate circumstances arise. I had to ultimately solve them on my own.

3. I became self-reliant.

The art and benefit of being self-reliant is that you learn that you are in control of the situation and everything that happens around and to you.

     From doing my own laundry to paying for my tuition on time I learned that I needed to rely solely on myself because I only had myself to trust and to do things for me. My mum wasn't there to hold my hand to the trials I went through. My dad couldn't hand over $20 if I desperately needed it for food. If you take action, things happen. And if you did nothing, nothing happened. Nothing was delivered to me on a silver platter. At the same time, I learned to create and spot opportunities around me, and I learned how to be a total chameleon. Depending on who I was around and what opportunities were present, I learned how to manipulate them to my advantage. And some of the relationships I built with the authority figures at uni definitely came to my aid when I was hospitalized.

4. I became bold and fearless.

Getting out of one's comfort zone is an art that can be mastered. Just like any habit - actions done repeatedly become a habit that the mind is no longer scared of jumping right into.

     Without the support system of home, it was hard to know where to start and where to connect the dots in order to get the bigger picture that I dreamt of and longed for. Moving away from home helped me build up courage to make things happen from the ground up. I start fresh. I learned where to go and who to approach. I became more strageic in my thinking. I became bold and fearless because I had nothing to loose. And if I didn't take actions, I had nothing to gain.

All four of these things listed above helped me with number five which is...

5. I was able to build myself a new identity.

But the art here lies in getting to know yourself and the ability to be able to become who you truly want without influences or distractions from others. You are brand new, not a rebrand.

     This was the main thing I sought after when I moved away. I was anxious for a fresh start where no one knew me, where I was from, who my parents are, what schools I went to etc. At my new school, I didn't want to be known as the girl who everyone in my hometown knew me as. I wanted to be free from the chains that kept me in my hometown. It was an opportunity I was not going to pass up. I finally had the change to follow my heart, my instill and my true identity at present without having to compromise past relationships. So about two months before I moved, I started going by my childhood nickname Felicity Rose. I always loved that name and I always wanted to cosplay as the American Girl Felicity Merriman. So that's what I did. I dyed my hair red (something I always wanted to do) and polished my etiquette and manners. Over the course of two months I became a whole different person and during this past semester I let the Felicity seed grow and bloom into a beautiful...you guessed it, rose. Felicity is everything the other me failed to become. And I am a hundred times happier as Felicity than I ever was when people called me by my legal name.

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     So that concludes my post about moving away from home. I hope you all enjoyed it. If you did don't forget to give this post a +1 on Google+, share this with all your friends and leave me a comment below telling me what life lesson you would like to see next month! See you in a week.

~ Poodle
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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Conversations with Felicity: 20 Thoughts On Turning 20

     Hello everyone. Did you hear that? My twenties have quietly arrived. Today, the author of this blog has turned 20 years old and in celebration of this milestone I decided to write 20 thoughts I have on turning 20. Some of them pertain to the age I was at each number and some are just really random thoughts I had in the days leading up to turning 20.

1. Where the fuck has the time gone? Like seriously? It seems like just yesterday I was a juvenile 13 year old telling everyone I was 16.
2. A lot of shit has happened these past two decades but I have survived them all.
3. In my head I feel like a fifteen year old but I have the life of an adult. I live on my own, I have a child (aka my PSD Bella), I have a S.O. and I'm in college doing adult things in preparation for an adult career.
4. I don't feel like an adult though. For example, whenever I listen to the 25th Anniversary Concert for Les Mis I start to act it out and, it feels as thought I went back in time to 2013 when I was a fifteen year old loving a guy who would never love me back. Same thing applies for Into The Woods and The Wizard of Oz.
5. Other times, like when I'm in town or in the city shopping on my own I have to think of my budget and "Do I really need a new foundation when I have two bottles at home that I never finished because I didn't like the product?"
6. Remember that redhead person who used to bully you back in the third grade. You and this person will start dating in 2016 and will still be together in 2017. We've known each other for fourteen years and I still can't believe that this person is mine.
7. Wow! I really have been through hell and back multiple times since 2014 and you know what? I've survived each trip and lived to tell the tale.
8. If I had known at eight years old than when I turned seventeen I would start to become "well-known" in my hometown and the city near me I never would have believed it.
9. Even though I look young thanks to my good genes I really need to start taking care of my skin because in 5 years I will be in the "Quarter-life Crisis" (or so my favorite skincare company calls being in your mid twenties). I really need to look into anti-aging products now instead of waiting until it's too late.
10. Insecure teenagers wear makeup every day no matter what. Mature adults can go days without makeup and can be seen in public with no makeup and pajamas on. It's totally normal as an adult to do that.
11. I'm still insecure about things I was insecure about as a teenager. Everyone has insecurities. We're human.
12. Only one more year until I can legally drink...wtf!!!
13. You were really obsessed with Twilight at thirteen years old, weren't you? Ha!
14. Taking ballet seriously at age fourteen was the best and worst decision I've ever made.
15. Being in a relationship really doesn't matter when you're a teenager. Sure it may seem "cool" but it's also cool to focus on your studies and things you're passionate about. You'll have plenty of time to date later.
16. Your glass is overflowing and spilling on to your pants Felicity. Wake up and smell the flowers already!
17. Who knew you could keep up with taking college classes and high school at the same time. You graduated with six college credits and a 3.8 GPA. You're smarter than you think.
18. Eighteen is going to fucking suck big time. But you can get through it.
19. You finally did what you've always wanted to do, you MOVED AWAY!!
20. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!! Congratulations, I'm no longer at risk for teen pregnancy.


    I know this post is super random but I thought I should at least celebrate turning 20 somehow on my blog. I didn't have anything planned for my birthday except a summer intensive which was yesterday and tomorrow, with my birthday off to just chill. I spent my day with my family as well as beginning intensive Physical Therapy for my ankles. Hope you all have a good week. See you soon!

~Poodle
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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Ballet Series: Chaines for Days

     Hello my pretties. How many of you love Chaȋnés? Not many of us do. Chaȋnés turns are one of the first across the floor turns you'll learn, and let me tell you, only a natural turner loves these. Chaȋnés are really difficult master, believe me, I hate them with a burning passion. How can something so pretty be so hard to do? Well, have no fear, I'm gonna be giving you tried and true tips on how to master these turns. Soon, they'll be your new best friend.
      First of all, let's get down to the basics, chaînés (short for “tours chaînés déboulés”) are quick traveling turns. Chaînés are mainly done with your feet in first position but some schools teach chaînés in fifth position, with the hips facing the direction you’re traveling and the front foot stepping out to effacé each time. For me, I find that doing chaînés in fifth position are actually a bit easier than doing them in first. For hyperextended dancers who have trouble fully straightening their legs in fifth position might have an easier time with chaînés in first position.

Go back to basics.
      Many dancers begin by doing chaînés with their hands on their hips or their fingertips on their shoulders. Going slow at the beginning  gives you more control over your position. Removing your arms from the equation also lets you focus on spotting, and having a strong spot will help you turn quickly.
     What are your feet doing?
      Some dancers let their feet separate too much as their chaînés progress and end up losing control. Focus on maintaining tension between your inner thighs. The two legs should feel like they’re connected as much as possible. You also want tension in your torso, which will pull you up and keep you from traveling too far with each step. You should feel like energy is coming out the top of your head. Imagine your body making a spiral shape, moving upward as well as outward.
      Arm placement matters!
      To make you chaînés more dynamic,  I suggest you pay very close attention to the way you hold your arms. Arm placement can really affect the feel of your chaînés. When I'm doing chaînés I like to close my arms in slowly as I progress, similar to that of a like a figure skater. Closing my arms helps me gradually increase my speed.
      Other things to mention...
      There are a lot of common problems with chaînés. For example, if your chaînés are slow, you might not be bringing the second side of your back around fast enough. I suggest stepping with your second foot on the first count of the phrase. Pull around so you’re already facing the back corner by that point. It gets the body spiraling quickly, and makes the sequence feel like a series of turns rather than a series of steps.
      If the choreography permits, you can choose between doing a tombé, chassé or piqué into a series of chaînés. A tombé or chassé will help you gain speed right away, while a piqué makes a cleaner start. But it’s the way you finish the turns that leaves the biggest impression on the audience. I suggest taking a deep plié after your final chaîné to help put on the brakes. It’s that contact with the floor that orients you again. Then you’re ready for whatever’s next, be it a pirouette or a balance in arabesque.

This image shows you the picture version of how chaȋnés need to look. 
(Ballet Academy East’s Lauren Wolfram demonstrates clean chaînés, 
picture-perfect at every turn. Photo by Erin Baiano).

     And that concludes my post on how to master Chaines. If you liked this post don't forget to give this post a +1 on Google+, share it with anyone who might benefit from this and don't forget to leave me a comment below telling me what ballet move I should write about next time. Have a wonderful week!

~Poodle
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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Spotlight On: Lucy Fabick

     Hello everybody. I hope you all are doing well. I got my cast off on Monday because it was exacerbating my CRPS symptoms and causing me more pain than it should. I'm in an AirCast boot now and I luckily don't have to use my crutches unless I need too. I can start swimming next week and hopefully will slowly start dancing again.
     Today I bring to to you an interview with one of my favorite rising star dancers, Lucy. She is super sweet and incredibly talented. So without further ado, let's get right into the interview.

FM: What style of ballet do you do? 
LF: Classical ballet. 

FM: How long have you been dancing?
LF: I've been dancing for ten years.

FM: What got you into dancing?
LF: I started dance when I was two. I wanted to try it and the rest is history.

FM: How many hours/days do you dance per week?
LF: I dance six days a week. Fifteen-twenty hours per week.

FM: What brand/style pointe shoes do you wear?
LF: I wear Russian Pointe Encore.

FM: Top 3 favourite ballerinas/male dancers?
LF: My favorite ballerinas/male dancers are Dusty Button, Sergi Polunin, and Misty Copland.

FM: Hobbies outside of ballet?
LF: I love to read and I'm learning Greek. 

FM: Have you won any dance awards?
LF: In competitions I've won 8th, 9th and 10th overall for my solo. 1st overall twice and 3rd overall for my trio. Hall of Fame "All Star" for three years. A scholarship to th Grove Convention, two invites to Grove Nationals (solo and trio).

FM: Favourite ballet company or companies?
LF: Alvin Ailey, Ballet Austin, and Royal Ballet.

FM: Favourite ballets?
LF: The Nutcracker and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

FM: Are you better at turns or leaps?
LF: Definitely turns.

FM: Variations you've already danced?
LF: Bluebird in Sleeping Beauty, Paquita, Kitri in Don Quixote and La Corsaire Coda.

FM: Role model in the dance world?
LF: Michaela DePrince and Misty Copland. 

FM: Best advice to a new dancer?
LF: Don't give up. Everyone makes mistakes and you just have to keep dancing and have determination.

FM: What are some of your dance goals?
LF: Clean pirouettes and an aeriel. 

FM: How old are you?
LF: I am 12 but will be 13 in September. 

FM: What is your favourite colour?
LF: Lime green and purple.

FM: What is your favourite song?
LF: Drama and Netflix by AJR and Believe by Imagine Dragons.

FM: What was the last song you listened to?
LF: This is Gospel by Panic! At the Disco.

FM: What is your favourite movie?
LF: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Paper Towns, Titanic, and Disney's Hercules. 




     So that concludes my post about Lucy. I hope you all enjoyed it. If you did don't forget to give this post a +1 on Google+, share this with all your friends and leave me a comment below telling me who I should interview next.

~ Poodle
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