I found Thomas Again with the help of the kids in my troupe. I was too nervous to just walk up and I didn’t wanna be rude and cut other people off. So I patiently waited. Then he saw me and took a good look at my face and said “hey! You’re the one who wanted the hug. Right?” I didn’t think he would remember! And he did! He’s so nice :) and talked me up a little about states and my troupes performances. And btw Thomas, if you see this. I wanna thank you for being such a positive role model for people and being so friendly to your fans. You’re truly an inspiration. Oh, and my name is Ryan. Hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again. 😁

"I hate how some people at my school think that loving Disney is a competition. They’re known at my school for their love of Disney because they never stop talking about it, saying that nobody could love Disney as much as them. Loving Disney wasn’t even popular until Frozen came out. It bothers me a lot that now it’s "quirky" and popular to love Disney. It’s something so special to me and people at my school think it’s a cool new trend to talk about it constantly."

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Thank you for the feedback chaps, here is your master post of videos to help me win tickets to a pre-listening of Shadowmaker <3
I have found out that I only get points the first time you watch the videos :C Boo. So those of you who’ve helped me thus far, thankyousofrigginmuchomfg <3 But if you want to help again in the next few days then only bother with the new videos okay? :3
Anyone else can watch any. I beg anyone reading this to at least let “Cold Blood” play through to the end, because I get most points for that.
(P.S. Sorry I don’t think embedding the videos will work so uh… Links it is -__-)

“Cold Blood” 

“Till Death Do Us Part”


“I Don’t Care”

“I’m Not Jesus”

“S.O.S. (Anything But Love)”

“Stormy Wagner”

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The Twitterverse has been roaring over the past 24 hours after X Factor New Zealand judges; Natalia Kills and husband, Willy Moon flat out BULLIED contestant, Joe Irvine. Saturday night, contestant Joe Irvine took the stage to perform his rendition of, “Cry Me A River.” Natalia and Willy were not pleased with the performance referring to Irvine as a “doppelgänger” and “laughing stock.” The cruel words continued to spew from the mouth of Natalia Kills before her husband chipped in with a Norman Bates reference. In a world where hopeful musicians from all walks of life, put everything they’ve got on the line for a chance to show the world their talent, this type of behaviour and commentary is definitely unexpected and uncalled for from the judging panel. In less than 24 hours after the show was aired, fans banded together online with a petition which garnered over 70,000 signatures urging TV3 to fire the two judges. MediaWorks chief executive, Mark Weldon, made a statement Monday saying, “Contestants put their all into this competition and they should expect to receive feedback and criticism that is professional and constructive. We no longer have confidence that Kills and Moon are the right people to perform the role of X Factor judges and they will leave the show, effective immediately.” Two new judges are set to replace Kills and Moon next week.

Judge Melanie Blatt was clearly unhappy with the comments made from her fellow judging panel, and you could see the look of disgust written all over her face. She soon jumped to Irvine’s defense, telling him, “Do you know what, Joe? I don’t think many people have believed in you in your life. I’ll tell you right now: I believe in you. You have got what it takes. You have got a beautiful tone. Please don’t listen.”

Melanie Blatt was not the only one to offer words of kindness and support for the contestant however, New Zealand native, Lorde, also got wind of what had happened and sent her support to Joe in the form of cupcakes and a sweet, handwritten note.

"Hi Joe, Just wanted to say: Your individuality, positive energy, and spirit are infectious, I think you’re doing an awesome job on the show so far.” She continued, “I’m a performer too, and I wanted to say that no matter how many people make fun of me for how I dress, move, and act, I’m being me — and that’s what’s important,” she added. “Good luck and lots of love, Lorde.

Joe shared with his Twitter fans a photo of the cupcakes along with a message back to Lorde, “Hey you are awsome, I love ur music and wanna meet you thank u so much for the cupcakes xo… I love them.”

As for Natalia Kills and Willy Mood, they have apparently fled the country after a storm of backlash from media outlets alike. In a world where there is so much destruction and intolerance towards one another, it is a shame that two very popular performers who have the ability to be a voice and platform for those who have been silenced by these flaws of society, would use their power to tear down and belittle another person in such a revolting and unsettling manner. Intolerance has become second nature for a lot of us, bullying is a way of life for those who feel that there is no other way to feel good about themselves unless they are putting others down. This is not okay and this is no way to live your life for any party involved. It is refreshing to see so many people reach out to Joe Irvine and turn a negative experience to an extremely positive one for him. The world is rooting for you Joe, good luck with the competition and I want everyone to remember to keep being original, to quote one of my favourite characters of all times, David Gordon from Lizzie McGuire, “YOU ROCK! DON’T EVER CHANGE!” remember that. 

Studio Life: Corps de Ballet members Ethan Watts and Hannah Fischer rehearse in preparation for The Eleventh International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize. This year’s competitors hail from Boston Ballet, The Hamburg Ballet, The Royal Danish Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and, of course, The National Ballet of Canada.

See the future stars of ballet in one thrilling night, March 24. Find more information here.

“In the past, just getting a bachelor’s degree was enough to have job security. Now, not even a master’s degree is enough, you have to get a Ph.D, and still go beyond that. People are always competing over everything and constantly trying to prove their worth. Companies don’t even appreciate them that much; it’s really upsetting. However, I think it’s no one’s fault. So, I have started to think differently. It has pushed me to realize that I have to be my own boss and work according to my own values.”

“예전에는 학사를 받는 것만으로도 직업의 안정성이 보장됐었어요. 하지만 지금은 석사로도 모자라서 박사 뿐만 아니라 더 많은 것을 해내야돼요. 사람들은 끊임없이 경쟁하며 그들의 가치를 증명해내려고 해요. 하지만 회사들은 그런 사람들의 진가를 알아보지도 못 하죠. 정말 답답한 일이에요. 하지만 그건 누구의 잘못도 아니에요. 저는 그래서 좀 다르게 생각하게 됐어요. 내 스스로가 내 주인이 되고 자신의 가치를 위해서 일해야 한다고 깨달았죠.”