Katherine Barkman: Onstage @katherine_barkman profile on Instagram stories highlights, photos and vi

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Remembering these ethereal moments onstage with @rolandosarabiadancer ✨ How I miss it... Performing the adagio from Act II of “Swan Lake” @bayerballetacademy in May 2019 ❤️ A glimpse from the wings of @palaceoffineartstheatre while  wearing @juliekentofficial iconic tutu made by @judyhanz ✨ I cherish these memories even more now while waiting patiently for our curtains to rise again.  Wishing you all hope, patience, and mostly courage during these challenging times. ❤️ #swanlake #adagio #whiteswan #odette #tutu #stage #ballerina @thewashingtonballet

Remembering these ethereal moments onstage with @rolandosarabiadancer ✨ How I miss it... Performing the adagio from Act II of “Swan Lake” @bayerballetacademy in May 2019 ❤️ A glimpse from the wings of @palaceoffineartstheatre while wearing @juliekentofficial iconic tutu made by @judyhanz ✨ I cherish these memories even more now while waiting patiently for our curtains to rise again. Wishing you all hope, patience, and mostly courage during these challenging times. ❤️ #swanlake #adagio #whiteswan #odette #tutu #stage #ballerina @thewashingtonballet

There are so many details to work on while staying at home these days. Today, I joined @jurgitadronina in her Pointe Shoe Barre exercises! Her class was absolutely brilliant and extremely effective for strengthening. You can find many more incredible lessons on her IGTV. 
Who else is inspiring me these days? The inimitable @yuriko_kajiya and her #MusicBoxBalance 👑👑👑👑 Though I still have a long way to go, it was really fun to try! 
I am truly grateful to all the beautiful ballerinas who continuously inspire me to keep moving and challenging myself every single day! As the saying goes — on good days we work hard and on bad days we work harder! 
#workhard #stayhome #staystrong #ballerina #keepmoving #dowhatyoulove #nomatterwhat **pls excuse my #MessyHairMonday look 🙈** @thewashingtonballet

There are so many details to work on while staying at home these days. Today, I joined @jurgitadronina in her Pointe Shoe Barre exercises! Her class was absolutely brilliant and extremely effective for strengthening. You can find many more incredible lessons on her IGTV. Who else is inspiring me these days? The inimitable @yuriko_kajiya and her #MusicBoxBalance 👑👑👑👑 Though I still have a long way to go, it was really fun to try! I am truly grateful to all the beautiful ballerinas who continuously inspire me to keep moving and challenging myself every single day! As the saying goes — on good days we work hard and on bad days we work harder! #workhard #stayhome #staystrong #ballerina #keepmoving #dowhatyoulove #nomatterwhat **pls excuse my #MessyHairMonday look 🙈** @thewashingtonballet

This weekend would have seen me performing “Giselle” with @sebastian.vinet for  @internationalballetgreenville 🌼🌼🌼 For now, these moments will continue to live in my mind as hopeful visions... I look forward to the day when our world heals and Giselle will come back to life in all her gentle beauty... For now, she dances in my dreams as my beacon of hope -- when I can join her onstage once more.

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Rehearsal @thewashingtonballet with @xiomarosa and @rimaev. 
Photos by @spencerbentley_creates 
Leotard: @label.dancewear 
Tights: @zarelywear 
Skirt: @granlunddancewear 
Pointe Shoes: @russianpointebrand 
#memories #hope #beauty #giselle #blackandwhite #photography

This weekend would have seen me performing “Giselle” with @sebastian.vinet for @internationalballetgreenville 🌼🌼🌼 For now, these moments will continue to live in my mind as hopeful visions... I look forward to the day when our world heals and Giselle will come back to life in all her gentle beauty... For now, she dances in my dreams as my beacon of hope -- when I can join her onstage once more. Until then, dear Giselle... 🌼 • • • Rehearsal @thewashingtonballet with @xiomarosa and @rimaev. Photos by @spencerbentley_creates Leotard: @label.dancewear Tights: @zarelywear Skirt: @granlunddancewear Pointe Shoes: @russianpointebrand #memories #hope #beauty #giselle #blackandwhite #photography

Balance in ballet is so similar to balance in life ✨ When I am in balance, my mind cannot be attached to outcome. I can't hope for perfect stability or feel afraid to fall — I have to be entirely present to what is real and what is happening. Only then can I can respond to things as they are without judgment, but  with confidence in the ability to overcome any imbalance that occurs in the moment. I think we are unshakable -- not by luck or strength, but by our ability to focus on the present, trust our process, and calmly decide to rise above our fear. #StayHome #StayUnshakable @thewashingtonballet @worldwide_ballet_class @russianpointebrand #ballerina #dance #home #balance #pointeshoes

Balance in ballet is so similar to balance in life ✨ When I am in balance, my mind cannot be attached to outcome. I can't hope for perfect stability or feel afraid to fall — I have to be entirely present to what is real and what is happening. Only then can I can respond to things as they are without judgment, but with confidence in the ability to overcome any imbalance that occurs in the moment. I think we are unshakable -- not by luck or strength, but by our ability to focus on the present, trust our process, and calmly decide to rise above our fear. #StayHome #StayUnshakable @thewashingtonballet @worldwide_ballet_class @russianpointebrand #ballerina #dance #home #balance #pointeshoes

“My faith for a better future is people who are turning the idea of unconditional love into a way of life.” - Yung Pueblo 
Join me for a conversation with @allieetoile! Allie is a young dancer @bhamroyalballet who is hosting interviews to shed some light about what it is like to be an artist during these challenging times 💜 I am excited to talk with her this morning on her IG LIVE at 11am EST 💜 I hope you can tune in! 
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Photo by @pixel.empathy @thewashingtonballet #stayhome #stayhealthy #keepmoving #makejoyviral

“My faith for a better future is people who are turning the idea of unconditional love into a way of life.” - Yung Pueblo Join me for a conversation with @allieetoile! Allie is a young dancer @bhamroyalballet who is hosting interviews to shed some light about what it is like to be an artist during these challenging times 💜 I am excited to talk with her this morning on her IG LIVE at 11am EST 💜 I hope you can tune in! I look forward to sharing thoughts, ideas, and inspiration with you all. • • • Photo by @pixel.empathy @thewashingtonballet #stayhome #stayhealthy #keepmoving #makejoyviral

I had such a great time with all of you today for my LIVE @zarelywear Home Workout session 🌟🩰🏡💪🏼🌟 Tomorrow 3/26 at 12 noon EST you can join me on @thewashingtonballet Instagram LIVE for an at home ballet barre 🌟 It has brought me such joy to connect with so many inspiring souls from over the world during these sessions. Thank you for tuning in and making this challenging time glimmer with hope! I am grateful for all of you. See you tomorrow 💕 •
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Photos: @pixel.empathy #thewashingtonballet #ballerina #dance #stayhome #staystrong #keepmoving #makejoyviral

I had such a great time with all of you today for my LIVE @zarelywear Home Workout session 🌟🩰🏡💪🏼🌟 Tomorrow 3/26 at 12 noon EST you can join me on @thewashingtonballet Instagram LIVE for an at home ballet barre 🌟 It has brought me such joy to connect with so many inspiring souls from over the world during these sessions. Thank you for tuning in and making this challenging time glimmer with hope! I am grateful for all of you. See you tomorrow 💕 • • • Photos: @pixel.empathy #thewashingtonballet #ballerina #dance #stayhome #staystrong #keepmoving #makejoyviral

TODAY 💘 Join me on @zarelywear Instagram LIVE at 1pm EST for an at home ballet workout! 🌟🩰🏡🌟I will be sharing my daily conditioning exercises that focus on stretching and strengthening... Oh, and a lot of abs 😆🥰 Be sure to bring a yoga mat or towel if you can! I am also happy to do a Q&A after the workout if anyone has questions! 
Hope to see you there! 💘
You can check out my BALLET WORKOUT playlist on @spotify 🎶 Some happy tunes that always keep me moving! Link in bio! •
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Photos: @pixel.empathy 
Leotard and Tights: @zarelywear 
@thewashingtonballet @thewashingtonschoolofballet #workout #ballerina #conditioning #stayhome #stayhealthy #staystrong 
#keepgrowing

TODAY 💘 Join me on @zarelywear Instagram LIVE at 1pm EST for an at home ballet workout! 🌟🩰🏡🌟I will be sharing my daily conditioning exercises that focus on stretching and strengthening... Oh, and a lot of abs 😆🥰 Be sure to bring a yoga mat or towel if you can! I am also happy to do a Q&A after the workout if anyone has questions! Hope to see you there! 💘 You can check out my BALLET WORKOUT playlist on @spotify 🎶 Some happy tunes that always keep me moving! Link in bio! • • • Photos: @pixel.empathy Leotard and Tights: @zarelywear @thewashingtonballet @thewashingtonschoolofballet #workout #ballerina #conditioning #stayhome #stayhealthy #staystrong #keepgrowing

Tomorrow 3/25 @ 1pm EST on @zarelywear Instagram LIVE 💘 Join me for an at home ballet workout 🌟🩰🌟💪🏼🌟 I will be sharing my daily exercises for flexibility and strength as well as answering any questions you might have! Let’s move together 💘 @thewashingtonballet
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Photos by @pixel.empathy #ballerina #athomeworkouts #stayhome #stayhealthy #staystrong #behappy #together

Tomorrow 3/25 @ 1pm EST on @zarelywear Instagram LIVE 💘 Join me for an at home ballet workout 🌟🩰🌟💪🏼🌟 I will be sharing my daily exercises for flexibility and strength as well as answering any questions you might have! Let’s move together 💘 @thewashingtonballet • • • Photos by @pixel.empathy #ballerina #athomeworkouts #stayhome #stayhealthy #staystrong #behappy #together

Today! 💜 @russianpointebrand 
Let’s dance together! ✨ FREE BALLET CLASS! ✨Tune into @russianpointebrand on Instagram Live at 1pm PST/3pm CST/4pm EST for a 1-hour ballet class with Katherine Barkman, RP Pro and company member of The Washington Ballet.
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We welcome you to join us for a ballet class designed for an unconventional environment. Created to keep you centered and strong! Barre, Center Work, Pointe Exercises. Following the class, Katherine will answer any questions viewers may have. 💜
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#RussianPointeAtHome #danceathome #athome #RPballet #RPdance #dance #ballet #RussianPointe #balletslippers #RPpro #professionaldancer @thewashingtonballet @katherine_barkman @whereintheworldisrp @rpdancers

Today! 💜 @russianpointebrand Let’s dance together! ✨ FREE BALLET CLASS! ✨Tune into @russianpointebrand on Instagram Live at 1pm PST/3pm CST/4pm EST for a 1-hour ballet class with Katherine Barkman, RP Pro and company member of The Washington Ballet. . . . We welcome you to join us for a ballet class designed for an unconventional environment. Created to keep you centered and strong! Barre, Center Work, Pointe Exercises. Following the class, Katherine will answer any questions viewers may have. 💜 . . . #RussianPointeAtHome #danceathome #athome #RPballet #RPdance #dance #ballet #RussianPointe #balletslippers #RPpro #professionaldancer @thewashingtonballet @katherine_barkman @whereintheworldisrp @rpdancers

“The opposite of fear is not courage, it is love.” -Elizabeth Gilbert •
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Sending so much love to everyone right now... I will be teaching an Instagram LIVE Ballet Class on @russianpointebrand 💜 Tomorrow 3/23 @ 4pm EST/1pm PST 💜 You can also connect with me on IG TV where I will be posting videos  created for sharing insights and ideas on how to cultivate a growth mindset at home. 🌟 Exercise tips made with love to help nurture strong bodies and resilient minds — and hopefully provide some glimmer of inspiration for dancers during these challenging times. 🩰🙏🏻✨ Let’s dance together... Photo by @pixel.empathy @thewashingtonballet @elizabeth_gilbert_writer #ballerina #stayhome #stayinspired

“The opposite of fear is not courage, it is love.” -Elizabeth Gilbert • • • Sending so much love to everyone right now... I will be teaching an Instagram LIVE Ballet Class on @russianpointebrand 💜 Tomorrow 3/23 @ 4pm EST/1pm PST 💜 You can also connect with me on IG TV where I will be posting videos created for sharing insights and ideas on how to cultivate a growth mindset at home. 🌟 Exercise tips made with love to help nurture strong bodies and resilient minds — and hopefully provide some glimmer of inspiration for dancers during these challenging times. 🩰🙏🏻✨ Let’s dance together... Photo by @pixel.empathy @thewashingtonballet @elizabeth_gilbert_writer #ballerina #stayhome #stayinspired

Missing my teachers and coaches everyday ❤️ I feel even more grateful for their guidance during these challenging times. It’s amazing how these incredible people continue to connect and encourage me to grow, learn, move, and aspire for excellence no matter what. I will try to follow their example — artists who serve their community through every circumstance. •
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Photos by @spencerbentley_creates ❤️ Rehearsing #Giselle @thewashingtonballet with @rimaev @xiomarosa and @sebastian.vinet ❤️ Thank you to all of the teachers in my life... @rubenmartincintas @juliekentofficial @jvbarbee @lisamacuja @elainekudo @pavlepon #memories #Coronavirus #gratitude #aspire #grow #create #learn #move #dance

Missing my teachers and coaches everyday ❤️ I feel even more grateful for their guidance during these challenging times. It’s amazing how these incredible people continue to connect and encourage me to grow, learn, move, and aspire for excellence no matter what. I will try to follow their example — artists who serve their community through every circumstance. • • • Photos by @spencerbentley_creates ❤️ Rehearsing #Giselle @thewashingtonballet with @rimaev @xiomarosa and @sebastian.vinet ❤️ Thank you to all of the teachers in my life... @rubenmartincintas @juliekentofficial @jvbarbee @lisamacuja @elainekudo @pavlepon #memories #Coronavirus #gratitude #aspire #grow #create #learn #move #dance

Keep moving forward 💪🏼 As a dancer, working from home requires creativity and adaptability. Today my inspiration comes from my teacher and mentor, @lisamacuja ❤️ I found a recording of the class she gave just before Round 3 of the 2018 @usaibc ✨🙏🏼 Not only is this an extremely challenging class (as to be expected from her 🙏🏼😂), this particular lesson reminded me of a time when I was forced to be brave and resilient — to move forward despite my fear. 
Working along to the video today brought back memories of when fear  was no longer an option and a mindset of positivity and courage changed my life. •
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❤️🏡Tips for working at home:
- Find space with a solid floor and something stable to use as a barre (kitchen counter is great!) - Use a recorded class (World Ballet Day videos on YouTube, Vaganova School Exams, livestreams, or check the link in my bio for the class I am doing here!)
- If the floor is slippery, put a little bit of water on your shoes for traction - Angle the combinations so you have more space for your legs
- Adjust turns into “preparations” (ex: instead of a pirouette, balance in passe) - Change your mindset from “Staying in Shape” to “Improving Everyday”! Anything is possible... And every artist right now is living proof of that! 🩰✨🩰✨🩰 #Coronavirus #ballerina @thewashingtonballet #keepimproving #moveforward #onwardandupward #defytheimpossible #stayhealthy #staystrong 📽 @laurenjbarkman

Keep moving forward 💪🏼 As a dancer, working from home requires creativity and adaptability. Today my inspiration comes from my teacher and mentor, @lisamacuja ❤️ I found a recording of the class she gave just before Round 3 of the 2018 @usaibc ✨🙏🏼 Not only is this an extremely challenging class (as to be expected from her 🙏🏼😂), this particular lesson reminded me of a time when I was forced to be brave and resilient — to move forward despite my fear. Working along to the video today brought back memories of when fear was no longer an option and a mindset of positivity and courage changed my life. • • • ❤️🏡Tips for working at home: - Find space with a solid floor and something stable to use as a barre (kitchen counter is great!) - Use a recorded class (World Ballet Day videos on YouTube, Vaganova School Exams, livestreams, or check the link in my bio for the class I am doing here!) - If the floor is slippery, put a little bit of water on your shoes for traction - Angle the combinations so you have more space for your legs - Adjust turns into “preparations” (ex: instead of a pirouette, balance in passe) - Change your mindset from “Staying in Shape” to “Improving Everyday”! Anything is possible... And every artist right now is living proof of that! 🩰✨🩰✨🩰 #Coronavirus #ballerina @thewashingtonballet #keepimproving #moveforward #onwardandupward #defytheimpossible #stayhealthy #staystrong 📽 @laurenjbarkman

I went for a walk at a nearby garden yesterday. My puppy and I sat alone on a bench under a newly-bloomed cherry blossom tree. A young girl, not more than ten, came by to admire the tree and took photos of the buds and flowers. It was so normal. So pure. She looked at me and said in an excited voice: “Well spring is blooming!” •
I realized these were the most beautiful words I had heard all day... She proceeded to tell me all about how she was on spring break a week early because of the virus. But she also told me not to worry because the virus was "just like a flu without a vaccine" and that everything will be fine. 
I assured her it would be all right soon but in the meantime, we all get to look at these beautiful flowers -- and off she went happily. •
The little girl reminded me to focus on the flowers. That maybe I should be more like her, with her optimism and hope. 
As a ballerina I have always made it my mission to inspire, delight, and positively impact lives through dance. It’s difficult  under these circumstances  to share my art in the way I have always known — onstage. However I believe that just because the routine has changed, it doesn’t mean the mission has. In fact, now is the best time to be spreading beauty and little pockets of joy by finding creative ways to share the art we love so deeply.
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I hope to use this platform over the coming weeks to create a community that continues to find peace and joy from dance. Let me know what you would like to see, hear, or join in on. Let’s stay positive, connected, and remember that spring is still blooming and we should too. 🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸 #Coronavirus #ballerina #stayhome #positivity #thewashingtonballet 
Photo by @pixel.empathy

I went for a walk at a nearby garden yesterday. My puppy and I sat alone on a bench under a newly-bloomed cherry blossom tree. A young girl, not more than ten, came by to admire the tree and took photos of the buds and flowers. It was so normal. So pure. She looked at me and said in an excited voice: “Well spring is blooming!” • I realized these were the most beautiful words I had heard all day... She proceeded to tell me all about how she was on spring break a week early because of the virus. But she also told me not to worry because the virus was "just like a flu without a vaccine" and that everything will be fine. I assured her it would be all right soon but in the meantime, we all get to look at these beautiful flowers -- and off she went happily. • The little girl reminded me to focus on the flowers. That maybe I should be more like her, with her optimism and hope. As a ballerina I have always made it my mission to inspire, delight, and positively impact lives through dance. It’s difficult under these circumstances to share my art in the way I have always known — onstage. However I believe that just because the routine has changed, it doesn’t mean the mission has. In fact, now is the best time to be spreading beauty and little pockets of joy by finding creative ways to share the art we love so deeply. • I hope to use this platform over the coming weeks to create a community that continues to find peace and joy from dance. Let me know what you would like to see, hear, or join in on. Let’s stay positive, connected, and remember that spring is still blooming and we should too. 🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸 #Coronavirus #ballerina #stayhome #positivity #thewashingtonballet Photo by @pixel.empathy

Yesterday was our last rehearsal of “Swan Lake” for a little while. It was liberating to be able to do what I love with people who I love. I can not wait to be back in the studios with you all soon ❤️ The positivity and joy @thewashingtonballet during this time is absolutely incredible. Thank you everyone for your inspiration, strength, beauty, and passion. We will fly together soon 👑🦢 Until then... #swanlake #June13-21 #coronavirus #staystrong #together #thewashingtonballet #blackswan

Yesterday was our last rehearsal of “Swan Lake” for a little while. It was liberating to be able to do what I love with people who I love. I can not wait to be back in the studios with you all soon ❤️ The positivity and joy @thewashingtonballet during this time is absolutely incredible. Thank you everyone for your inspiration, strength, beauty, and passion. We will fly together soon 👑🦢 Until then... #swanlake #June13-21 #coronavirus #staystrong #together #thewashingtonballet #blackswan

New dates for Swan Lake ❤️ June 13-21 ❤️ The world is changing rapidly. It makes me reflect and take a moment to just be grateful for the “little things" in life... No matter how dark these days may seem, to remain grateful for what is and hopeful for what is still to come are imperative. Creating this mindset doesn’t mean everything will magically go away and the world will snap back to normal. I don’t think this collective experience is something we can ever forget in our lifetime. Nonetheless, let us all pray that one day soon, things will be okay and the world will heal as it should.
For now, we do what we can. Pray. Hope. Be kind. Show compassion. And  be of service to those around us. 
With love... #coronavirus #hope #ballet @thewashingtonballet 
Photo by @g_nie

New dates for Swan Lake ❤️ June 13-21 ❤️ The world is changing rapidly. It makes me reflect and take a moment to just be grateful for the “little things" in life... No matter how dark these days may seem, to remain grateful for what is and hopeful for what is still to come are imperative. Creating this mindset doesn’t mean everything will magically go away and the world will snap back to normal. I don’t think this collective experience is something we can ever forget in our lifetime. Nonetheless, let us all pray that one day soon, things will be okay and the world will heal as it should. For now, we do what we can. Pray. Hope. Be kind. Show compassion. And be of service to those around us. With love... #coronavirus #hope #ballet @thewashingtonballet Photo by @g_nie

We decide who we are by the power we choose to embody. 
Truth and grace? Or destruction and deception? 
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#SwanLake #WhiteSwan #BlackSwan #Odette #Odile #power #photography #ballerina @zarelywear @russianpointebrand @thewashingtonballet 
Photos by @g_nie

We decide who we are by the power we choose to embody. Truth and grace? Or destruction and deception? What a dream it is to explore these two iconic characters! • • • #SwanLake #WhiteSwan #BlackSwan #Odette #Odile #power #photography #ballerina @zarelywear @russianpointebrand @thewashingtonballet Photos by @g_nie

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An endless pursuit... 🌷 Coming soon to @internationalballetgreenville April 4-5 @peacecenter with @sebastian.vinet as Albrecht 🌷
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Photos by the inimitable @spencerbentley_creates ✨
Leotard: @label.dancewear 
Skirt: @granlunddancewear 
Tights: @zarelywear 
Pointe Shoes: @russianpointebrand 
#Giselle #ballet #ballerina #thewashingtonballet #guestperformance #rehearsal #photography #art

| g i s e l l e | An endless pursuit... 🌷 Coming soon to @internationalballetgreenville April 4-5 @peacecenter with @sebastian.vinet as Albrecht 🌷 • • • Photos by the inimitable @spencerbentley_creates ✨ Leotard: @label.dancewear Skirt: @granlunddancewear Tights: @zarelywear Pointe Shoes: @russianpointebrand #Giselle #ballet #ballerina #thewashingtonballet #guestperformance #rehearsal #photography #art

#tututuesday 🩰🦢Rehearsing #BlackSwan with @rubenmartincintas for a gala performance a few months ago! Wearing @xiomarosa’s gorgeous #Odile tutu was a dream! ❤️ #SwanLake #throwback #rehearsal #studio @thewashingtonballet #wasingtonballet #ballerina #tutu #dance

#tututuesday 🩰🦢Rehearsing #BlackSwan with @rubenmartincintas for a gala performance a few months ago! Wearing @xiomarosa’s gorgeous #Odile tutu was a dream! ❤️ #SwanLake #throwback #rehearsal #studio @thewashingtonballet #wasingtonballet #ballerina #tutu #dance

Did someone say “Swan Lake” ?!?!
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It’s time to let the magic unfold! 
April 9-19 @kennedycenter 
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Leotard: @zarelywear 
#dreamcometrue #swanlake #ballerina #kennedycenter #onstage #comingsoon #April2020

Did someone say “Swan Lake” ?!?! 🩰✨🦢❤️ It’s time to let the magic unfold! April 9-19 @kennedycenter @thewashingtonballet • • • Photos: @pixel.empathy Leotard: @zarelywear #dreamcometrue #swanlake #ballerina #kennedycenter #onstage #comingsoon #April2020

#mondaymotivation by @zarelywear 🙉🙊🙈 Wearing their cozy Carolina Sweatshirt and black rehearsal tights ❤️ I am always inspired by the Zarely team because they believe in more than just dancewear. Zarely is a community dedicated to raising the bar(re) with a commitment to excellence, grace, quality, and passion ✨❤️ I am only too happy to be a part of a brand that inspires so much good. •
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Photos by @pixel.empathy #ballerina #zarely #dancewear #studio #zarelyrolemodel #active #lifestyle #ballet #move #happy #inspire

#mondaymotivation by @zarelywear 🙉🙊🙈 Wearing their cozy Carolina Sweatshirt and black rehearsal tights ❤️ I am always inspired by the Zarely team because they believe in more than just dancewear. Zarely is a community dedicated to raising the bar(re) with a commitment to excellence, grace, quality, and passion ✨❤️ I am only too happy to be a part of a brand that inspires so much good. • • • Photos by @pixel.empathy #ballerina #zarely #dancewear #studio #zarelyrolemodel #active #lifestyle #ballet #move #happy #inspire

This tutu was originally from the Bolshoi. I was 17 when she was given to me by my teacher, who found her sitting in an old closet. Even in her state of disrepair you could tell she was special — and she fit me perfectly! So we revived her with a new design and brought her back to life... Since then this magical costume has held me up onstage over 20 times, performing “Grand Pas Classique” in festivals and competitions all over the world. She has been to 7 different countries and 8 US states, sharing 3 gold medals, 2 silvers, 1 bronze and a Grand Prix. 
This tutu holds many memories — and she forever reminds me to be resilient and to be brave. To become more than what I am today. 
Thank you, old friend, for your magic and inspiration in every fiber and stitch... ✨💜✨💜✨ Photos by @pixel.empathy #TutuStory #GrandPasClassique #ballerina #memories #bolshoi #ballet #dancer #worldballet #photography #studio #dance #tutu #inspiration

This tutu was originally from the Bolshoi. I was 17 when she was given to me by my teacher, who found her sitting in an old closet. Even in her state of disrepair you could tell she was special — and she fit me perfectly! So we revived her with a new design and brought her back to life... Since then this magical costume has held me up onstage over 20 times, performing “Grand Pas Classique” in festivals and competitions all over the world. She has been to 7 different countries and 8 US states, sharing 3 gold medals, 2 silvers, 1 bronze and a Grand Prix. This tutu holds many memories — and she forever reminds me to be resilient and to be brave. To become more than what I am today. Thank you, old friend, for your magic and inspiration in every fiber and stitch... ✨💜✨💜✨ Photos by @pixel.empathy #TutuStory #GrandPasClassique #ballerina #memories #bolshoi #ballet #dancer #worldballet #photography #studio #dance #tutu #inspiration

Still dreaming about these moments... @marcelua ❤️ “Meditation from Thais” by Sir Frederick Ashton✨ •
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Still dreaming about these moments... @marcelua ❤️ “Meditation from Thais” by Sir Frederick Ashton✨ • • • Photos by @xmbphotography @thewashingtonballet @frederickashtonfoundation #frederickashton #thais #pasdedeux #ballerina #stage #kennedycenter #ballet #dancers

@marcelua you are a DREAM ✨🙏🏼✨ There are no words — only immense gratitude for our time dancing together this weekend ❤️ All smiles after tonight’s final performance of Ashton’s “Meditation from Thais” ❤️ @thewashingtonballet  @kennedycenter 🌟🌟🌟 @juliekentofficial #thewashingtonballet #kennedycenter #ballerina #ashton #meditation #thais #happiness #dreamcometrue

@marcelua you are a DREAM ✨🙏🏼✨ There are no words — only immense gratitude for our time dancing together this weekend ❤️ All smiles after tonight’s final performance of Ashton’s “Meditation from Thais” ❤️ @thewashingtonballet @kennedycenter 🌟🌟🌟 @juliekentofficial #thewashingtonballet #kennedycenter #ballerina #ashton #meditation #thais #happiness #dreamcometrue

Sir Frederick Ashton’s “Birthday Offering” 🌟 It was an honor to perform this ballet again last night for the 75th Anniversary of @thewashingtonschoolofballet 🌟🌟🌟 This piece was originally created featuring Margot Fonteyn for the 25th Anniversary of The Royal Ballet of London ✨ What an incredible opportunity it is as an artist to share the gift of joy in dance! Thank you @thewashingtonballet ♥️ Congratulations on 75 years of educating and inspiring young dancers to dream! •
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@zuluboy_ndlovu #thewashingtonballet #ballerina #margotfonteyn #ashton #birthdayoffering #washingtonschoolofballet #75thanniversary 
Photos by @xmbphotography

Sir Frederick Ashton’s “Birthday Offering” 🌟 It was an honor to perform this ballet again last night for the 75th Anniversary of @thewashingtonschoolofballet 🌟🌟🌟 This piece was originally created featuring Margot Fonteyn for the 25th Anniversary of The Royal Ballet of London ✨ What an incredible opportunity it is as an artist to share the gift of joy in dance! Thank you @thewashingtonballet ♥️ Congratulations on 75 years of educating and inspiring young dancers to dream! • • • @zuluboy_ndlovu #thewashingtonballet #ballerina #margotfonteyn #ashton #birthdayoffering #washingtonschoolofballet #75thanniversary Photos by @xmbphotography

Sir Frederick Ashton’s “Birthday Offering” 🌟👑🌟Thank you to everyone who made last night such a delightful Opening Night @kennedycenter ♥️ Thank you to @zuluboy_ndlovu and the beautiful ladies I shared the stage with — you were all magnificent ✨ Thank you to our fearless leader @juliekentofficial and to our ballet master, Christopher Carr from @royaloperahouse for guiding me every step of the way 🙏🏼 I could feel such an immense energy of joy throughout last night’s performance. It truly was an offering of beauty for our audience. An offering that required tremendous dedication and commitment but there is nothing I could imagine to be more fulfilling. This is what #MargotFonteyn taught me by stepping into her role last night... it was a reminder from this incredible ballerina that to live in a state of grace one must offer their life to a higher purpose. Creating beauty, creating joy, brightening up the world — no matter how challenging. ♥️ #ThankYouMargot @thewashingtonballet #openingnight #joy #fonteyn #sirfrederickashton #birthdayoffering #ballerina #dressingroom #kennedycenter

Sir Frederick Ashton’s “Birthday Offering” 🌟👑🌟Thank you to everyone who made last night such a delightful Opening Night @kennedycenter ♥️ Thank you to @zuluboy_ndlovu and the beautiful ladies I shared the stage with — you were all magnificent ✨ Thank you to our fearless leader @juliekentofficial and to our ballet master, Christopher Carr from @royaloperahouse for guiding me every step of the way 🙏🏼 I could feel such an immense energy of joy throughout last night’s performance. It truly was an offering of beauty for our audience. An offering that required tremendous dedication and commitment but there is nothing I could imagine to be more fulfilling. This is what #MargotFonteyn taught me by stepping into her role last night... it was a reminder from this incredible ballerina that to live in a state of grace one must offer their life to a higher purpose. Creating beauty, creating joy, brightening up the world — no matter how challenging. ♥️ #ThankYouMargot @thewashingtonballet #openingnight #joy #fonteyn #sirfrederickashton #birthdayoffering #ballerina #dressingroom #kennedycenter

Last night ✨🎀✨ Feeling grateful to have made my debut in Balanchine’s exquisite “Allegro Brillante” 🌟 It was a gift to be coached by two incredible ballerinas for this role... @mpaul77 and @dkhoovny 🙏🏼 Thank you both for your inspiration and for believing in me! 💕My gratitude to @juliekentofficial for the opportunity to dance this gem of a ballet and for helping me grow every step of the way 🎀 Thank you @brian.in.the.audience for the beautiful flowers!! It was a joy as always to dance alongside @alexkramer09 — we will perform this again on Friday 2/21 @ 8pm 💕 
Tonight is Opening Night and I will step into another role... channeling Dame Margot Fonteyn for tonight’s premiere of #SirFrederickAshton’s #BirthdayOffering 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 See you onstage... 🙏🏼 @thewashingtonballet #gratitude #debut #allegrobrillante #balanchine #happiness #stage #kennedycenter #washingtonballet

Last night ✨🎀✨ Feeling grateful to have made my debut in Balanchine’s exquisite “Allegro Brillante” 🌟 It was a gift to be coached by two incredible ballerinas for this role... @mpaul77 and @dkhoovny 🙏🏼 Thank you both for your inspiration and for believing in me! 💕My gratitude to @juliekentofficial for the opportunity to dance this gem of a ballet and for helping me grow every step of the way 🎀 Thank you @brian.in.the.audience for the beautiful flowers!! It was a joy as always to dance alongside @alexkramer09 — we will perform this again on Friday 2/21 @ 8pm 💕 Tonight is Opening Night and I will step into another role... channeling Dame Margot Fonteyn for tonight’s premiere of #SirFrederickAshton’s #BirthdayOffering 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 See you onstage... 🙏🏼 @thewashingtonballet #gratitude #debut #allegrobrillante #balanchine #happiness #stage #kennedycenter #washingtonballet

🎀 ALLEGRO BRILLANTE 🎀
Last studio dress rehearsal with the lovely @alexkramer09 💕 Today we are off to @kennedycenter! Join us onstage for @thewashingtonballet BALANCHINE + ASHTON Feb 19-23 ✨ 
Photos by @xmbphotography 🩰 #ballerina #rehearsal #ballet #dancer #balanchine #allegrobrillante

🎀 ALLEGRO BRILLANTE 🎀 Last studio dress rehearsal with the lovely @alexkramer09 💕 Today we are off to @kennedycenter! Join us onstage for @thewashingtonballet BALANCHINE + ASHTON Feb 19-23 ✨ Photos by @xmbphotography 🩰 #ballerina #rehearsal #ballet #dancer #balanchine #allegrobrillante

Learning from the exceptionally unique glamor and charm of Dame #MargotFonteyn in Sir Frederick Ashton’s “Birthday Offering” ✨🌹✨🌹✨ She has always been one of my greatest inspirations so it will be a true honor to perform this role next week @kennedycenter for @thewashingtonballet BALANCHINE+ASHTON program! See you on Opening Night 2/20 — when I can only hope to embody some of her grace and beauty onstage❤️ •
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Photos by @xmbphotography from studio dress rehearsal with @zuluboy_ndlovu. 
#margotfonteyn #birthdayoffering #sirfrederickashton #royalballet #thewashingtonballet #ballerina #inspiration #thankyoumargot

Learning from the exceptionally unique glamor and charm of Dame #MargotFonteyn in Sir Frederick Ashton’s “Birthday Offering” ✨🌹✨🌹✨ She has always been one of my greatest inspirations so it will be a true honor to perform this role next week @kennedycenter for @thewashingtonballet BALANCHINE+ASHTON program! See you on Opening Night 2/20 — when I can only hope to embody some of her grace and beauty onstage❤️ • • • Photos by @xmbphotography from studio dress rehearsal with @zuluboy_ndlovu. #margotfonteyn #birthdayoffering #sirfrederickashton #royalballet #thewashingtonballet #ballerina #inspiration #thankyoumargot