principle dancer

I’ve followed her for many years now and was almost brought to tears when I heard the news of her becoming a principle dancer for ABT.

She is not only drop dead gorgeous but the most sensitive and well spoken role model we have for young girls today. Her life story is so compelling and makes me strive to make my life better. Cheesy as it sounds, this woman has inspired the hell out of me.

I cannot wait to see what else is in store for her in the future.


Enemies to Lovers Masterlist


More Than He Bargained For - Yuri made one mistake. One. But, since it resulted in police bringing him home, his parents put their foot down. Now, he’s being sent away for the summer to learn his place. He’ll be staying with the Altin family and learning from their son, Otabek.Aka, the one where Yuri is a rebellious shit and ends up spending the summer with Otabek and falling in love and shit.

the taste of ash on my lips, sweet bruises on my hips. (TW) -  in which Yuri is burning himself out, and Otabek can’t help but be drawn to the light like a moth drawn to a flame.

Sold My Heart to Dance, Now I Want it Back -  Yuri is a principle dancer in Russia who has lost his motivation. Luckily for him, Victor and Yuuri are starting their own company and they want Yuri. The only problem is they don’t want him to dance alone.


Edges of Morality  - The war between avians and humans is at its worst when Yuuri begins working for Metro-Sig’s Avian Detention and Research Center, thinking that he can help end the war through non-violent means. It’s all black and white until Yuuri realizes that the prisoners of war in his care are actually being tortured and experimented on.

Cinderella is a Fucking Thief - An infamous professional thief of Russia known as Eros was given a mission to steal the queen’s crown. But, fate always brings him to meet the famous detective and Eros’ no. 1 enemy, Agape. Who knew that these two foes would have their darkest secrets hidden from each other especially about their true identities as they slowly unfold the pages of secrets of their story?“So, we meet again, Eros.” A lingering smile was present under the white mask of Agape as he looked at Eros’ expression; which was smirking back at him, chuckling softly under his black disguise, “You’ve got to be fucking kidding me. Wherever I go, you are there. Don’t tell me your eyes are on me?” Agape smirked, “What if it is?”

My Heart is Strong (The Warrant’s on my Head) - Viktor has grown used life on the wasteland; though he lacks company, his notoriety serves as a warning to enemies.Upon the arrival of a lone, dark-haired rogue, his position changes drastically.(In which Viktor is a known enemy to the totalitarian government, and really can’t afford to form any bonds with… Well, with anyone.)

Until My Feet Bleed and My Heart Aches - A single event changes the course of Yuuri’s life, throwing him into a bitter rivalry with Viktor Nikiforov that spans across his entire skating career. But as the years go on, rivalry and hatred begin to develop into something very different and Yuuri doesn’t seem to be able to stay away, no matter how hard he tries.Hatred and love are two sides of the same coin and even though everything changes, some things are still meant to be.

to be a star is to burn -  There was just something about the skater that always got under Viktor’s skin, that had him itching, and what was worse was that Yuuri seemed to know it. He seemed to be able to look through Viktor and within a second pinpoint every flaw, fear, and anxiety. It grated on him, especially as Viktor was known for his feather-light disposition and natural confidence. Yuuri’s endless brown eyes always seemed to be appraising Viktor, and something in the set of Yuuri’s jaw made Viktor feel like he failed the assessment somehow.

it’s not like i’m falling in love - Victor Nikiforov and Katsuki Yuuri are private detectives.But they’re not just that, no, they’re mortal enemies. (Victor’s pretty sure his hatred originated from the several occasions on which Yuuri had basically stolen his case – why the hell would Celestino give a murder case like that to a fucking rookie, anyway?)And when they’re both assigned to the seemingly mysterious (and practically unsolvable) case of Guang-Hong Ji’s sudden disappearance, all hell breaks loose.


The Folly of Fate - Guang-Hong - heir to his family’s underground vigilante syndicate - is chosen as a sacrifice to the gods, but what that entails, no one seems to fully understand. What exactly is waiting for him in the heart of the forest?(Or - The Mythical Creatures AU Absolutely No-one but the Author Asked For)

Michele Crispino/ Seung Gil Lee

Mickey Always Sucked at Gay Chicken -  Michele would take a bullet for his sister, even if that bullet was the hot, vaguely sociopathic Korean skater who Sara had a major crush on.

Seung Gil Lee/JJ Leroy 

In the Motions -  The last thing Seung Gil would welcome into his life is an epic, international romance worthy of Korean drama adaptation.
He doesn’t want it. Doesn’t need it.

shortcuts -  A year later, back in Moscow.


Lessons We Learned - Love didn’t come easily for him like it did for people like Yuuri Katsuki and Victor Nikiforov. Yuri had been abandoned more than once, he wasn’t stupid enough to his emotions or those of others lead him astray.A look at how Yuri Plisetski learned to want more from life than just victory.

unadulterated loathing -  Yuri glares at him, hands clenching, daring JJ to close the distance and give him a reason to connect his fist with that chiseled jaw. He receives a smirk for his trouble and JJ draws back. It’s a long moment before he finally breaks the silence. “You’re every bit the force of nature I knew you would be,” he says, almost reverently.

Otayuri Fic Recs!!

some of my favorite otayuri fics to start r end your year with a bang. all from ao3 ranging from general to explicit. will also be adding some notes on what i think 

Golden Days by Ren


“Yurochka, I wish you wouldn’t spend so much time with him. He looks like a delinquent.”

Yuri’s grandfather doesn’t approve of his grandson being whisked away by strangers on motorbikes, so Yuri introduces Otabek to him.

Status: g, oneshot, complete

this is just so cute honestly, plus gentleman! Otabek and protective! grandpa plisetsky

what hoodies are made of by pissedofsandwich


Let it be known that Yuri Plisetsky is killed by his first friend, and possibly, if given more time—and if he could just admit it deep down in his heart that yes, he has a crush on Otabek the size of St. Petersburg—his first boyfriend, during the exhibition gala of Trophee de France.

Oh, what’s the murder weapon, you ask?

The goddamn hoodie.

Or: Otabek dresses sexy for his EX Gala and Yuri loses his shit.

Status: t, oneshot  

love me some sexy, fearless Otabek. you’ll really feel for Yuri in this situation

Leopard Print  by notyourmumsfanfic


Yuri dresses up for a date.

Status: t, oneshot 

this is not a drill !!! long haired Yuri Plisetsky in a pencil skirt and loubotin cute and sexy oneshot at the same time.

Baptism by InsominiacArrest


Yuri Plisetsky has been waiting to lose his virginity to his boyfriend (and also take his boyfriends virginity) and on his 18th birthday, he gets his wish.follow up: Otabek and Yuri have been apart for a couple months and finally get to reunite.

Status: E, twoshot, complete

one of the best smut of this pairing. you’d be dead before 2017 starts. very realistic and the characterization is perfect. also a bit of humor to top this masterpiece off.

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So, remember how I said SamBucky AU ideas have been ruining my life? Well guess who’s back to cry about the first one. ME.

I’m not sure how this one started, all I know is that one day I sat down and thought, “Sam is really great at twisting and moving through the air, I love him,” and that morphed into, “SAMBUCKY BALLET AU.”

I dragged @softurl into this one and I even drew a half-ass ballerina Sam so my claws are IN THIS ONE. I’m not letting it go. Anywho, back to my point:
Sam is the ballerino, graceful, a literal black swan. He’s probably not the principle dancer though because in the real world black dancers aren’t given anything nice unless they work for Beyonce, and this company has its flaws.

Bucky’s place in this AU is a toss up. But I think what Carla and I came up with was that he’s the disgruntled stage hand/manager. And if I remember correctly he USED to be an equally gorgeous dancer in style, but after whatever gut wrenching and heart twisting accident I decide to put him through he’s kind of unofficially booted from the troop.
Now whether that’s because he physically CANT dance in the way ballerinas are required to or because he’s insecure remains to be seen.

Anyway! Sam and Bucky meet when Sam becomes one of the new dancers. He’s kind, but sharp and maybe a little full of himself at times. He totally rubs Bucky the wrong way - I mean look at this kid. All fresh faced with a little less humility than Bucky cares for, and far too perceptive. Especially when the company wants beauty not brains. He won’t last.
But Sam does, and soon enough they’re seeing more and more of each other and Sam has no idea what to think of this jaded and cynical stage helper guy with the wiry metal arm that blends right in with the pulleys. Doesn’t quite like how he melts out of the backdrop, moving silently around the edges of the stage during rehearsals. Sure it’s his JOB, but does he have to be so creepy about it?

So the two of them tolerate each other at best, trade pointed glares and quips. But they don’t get close until Sam starts to truly see how ugly the business can be.
Sam is used to endless hours of dedication, the blood, the hard work that shows in his wrapped toes. But what he’s not okay with is the way people take Bucky for granted or treat him like shit when he does EVERYTHING to make sure their shows go on without a single hitch. Ever. Bucky deserves better, even if he’s kind of a dick. And Sam’s feelings for the company are only worsened when he performs a piece flawlessly at an audition only to lose to that pale kid with the high cheekbones and narrow frame AGAIN even though the guy screwed up at the last show and nearly dropped his partner. All of it is starting to eat away at Sam’s patience.

Of course Sam tries to talk to his ‘friends’ in the company about it, but one by one they give him the cold shoulder and tell him to shut up and deal like everyone else. He’s new, he’s the low man on the ladder, suck it up. So maybe he makes some offhanded comment to Bucky (who now gives Sam the time of day ever since Sam verbally gutted this one guy for being a dick, like there may have been actual tears), and Bucky LAUGHS.
Holy shit he laughs and Sam’s heart stutters because first of all, he had no idea Bucky’s face could light up like that, and second - the sound is gorgeous.
And fast forward because this got long, Sam sees Bucky practicing after hours (maybe Sam was going to do the same to get aquatinted with the stage or whatever, who knows) and it’s tense for a few days after that because Sam kinda pressed the issue too hard. But eventually Bucky at least admits the he was a dancer once and that he’s rusty and he stays despite the shit everyone gives him because he MISSES IT.

Anyway I’m making myself sad please just give me a SamBucky ballet AU where these two idiots fall in love and dance together and kiss each other tenderly but hold each other tight enough to bruise. I am a simple woman, and this is the one thing I need

I'm just here to dump my prompts and get more RPs!

1) I don’t understand why you have a boner in geometry. I mean, what arouses you so much about triangles? SH [17, fem, John has a hard-on in class]

2) [Image attached: Sherlock lying on her front in her bed, wearing a dark purple, lace bra, with matching underwear.] SH (19, fem, unest.)

3) [Military Kink. Wrong number. Unest.] Mycroft, if you know the effect it has on me, stop asking unnecessary questions. Yes, John pulling rank is arousing. No, I will not answer any more questions. SH [26, John has just came back from the army - they knew each other before he left.]

4) [Ballet!Lock, Rugby!John, not established] Victor got chosen as principle dancer again this season. He was only chosen because he’s sleeping with the instructor. The prat. SH (17)

5) Hospital. Now. Baby’s coming. SH (23, est. Sherlock’s 37 weeks pregnant. Fem!Lock.)

6) Sherlock slipped up and told John about his ex-boyfriend, Victor, and now John was curious. He kept asking questions, and eventually, Sherlock got bored of it all.] Ask your questions and I will answer them. You have ten minutes. SH

7) Have we got any classes together? SH I could’ve sworn we have chemistry. SH
By the way, that was an attempted “pick-up line.” SH (17; not established)

8) Don’t take the pills you took with you on that date. SH
It’s not viagra. SH

9) ((NewNeighbour!Lock, John is 20)) It was the average Thursday in England - cloudy, drizzly and cold - and Sherlock Holmes (17) was stood outside his house, sneaking a cigarette. His parents didn’t like him smoking, but it helped him to think, and his Mother had been checking his bedroom for cigarettes a lot since they moved. So he stood, hunched against a wall on the side of his new house with a cigarette between his lips, deep inside his mind palace. Until someone shouted; and it wasn’t his parents.

10) ((Punk!Lock)) Sherlock Holmes (21) was hunched against a wall, his well-jewelled hand coming up to his Cupid-bow, coral pink lips, a cigarette between his long, thin fingers. He took a long drag of his cigarette, blowing the smoke out before fiddling with one of the snake bite piercings on his lip. This piercing matched many more on his body - at least give up each ear, one of which was stretched to 8mm - and his tattoos, too. An unfinished sleeve up his right arm, green and red and purple and black all mixed into a single tattoo, that had cost him so much. He had to get a job here, at Speedy’s cafe, just to pay for the tattoo that he had wanted so badly. As soon as he had it, he’d be gone. Sherlock finished the cigarette and ran his hand through his hair; shaved at the sides and a little at the back, with dark, curly locks at the top and middle. He had a quick break now, but it would only last a few more minutes, before he’d have to go back inside and serve more people. Though, it wasn’t all that bad. A new customer came in every day, just after Sherlock’s break, and ordered a tea with no sugar, before sitting in the corner and typing vigorously at his laptop. Sherlock had figured that he’d been writing a blog, but he couldn’t find it online. Not yet. The tattooed man made his way back inside and leaned against the counter, as the previous barista ended her shift. It was then that the blonde man came in. Sherlock gave him a polite smile. “The usual?” He asked, raising an eyebrow.

11) Sherlock Holmes - the deadliest pirate known to mankind - had been sailing across the seas for most of his life. He’d left his home when he was just a little boy, and became a stowaway on a ship. Now, he was somewhere in his mid-twenties (nobody really kept count), and he was captain of his own ship, and the most well-known pirate on the seas. All of his crew - though there were few of them - were terrified of him, and tried to stay on his good side. Other ships that came near were boarded and scavenged of all of their riches, before being destroyed as they were leaving. Sherlock truly was an awful pirate, and nobody wanted to be disliked by him, though many people were. He had never found a single soul that he had liked so much that he’d spared their life, until now. Sherlock’s ship, Redbeard, had been just a bit too close to another ship, and the crew had boarded, as was routine. They looked for treasure, and found nothing. Of course, Sherlock thought, looking around with his cutlass in his hand. Navy ship. “Take ‘em all,” he called to his crew, standing next to the wheel, having pushed the Captain overboard.

My email is if you want to do any of these prompts or have anymore ideas! I prefer to play Sherlock (if you couldn’t already tell) but I can always play John if you would like to play Sherlock c:

Also, my tumblr is these-are-angry-eyebrows if you would like to PM me c:

mothkidd  asked:

how did you start ballet? i've always wanted to try ballet but i don't know where to go. i'm 16 & i feel like it's too late

Ahh!! Hey!! Sorry if I took a while to answer!! I started ballet when I was five at a little studio around where I live ,, but I had to take a break because I have plantar fasciitis and my feet hurt a lot. Its never to late to start! Misty Copeland is a principle dancer at American Ballet Theatre and she didn’t start until she was 13. You won’t be en pointe right away but you can work for it. If you want to start I would just look for local dance studios around where you live ,, or if you don’t want to spend money you can always go watch youtube videos!! Sorry if this was long ,, If you have any more questions about ballet you can ask me :“”)

“Ballet is definitely one of the biggest passions of my life. I think because it was introduced to me at such an early age, and I fell in love with it. I lived, breathed, dreamed ballet. Of being the Prima Ballerina, of being lifted in the air by the handsome principle dancer. I’ve had countless dreams like that. Ballet is passion. It’s art, in the most beautiful human form. There’s so much emotion, that you can express without a single word. Being a model, you are doing the same thing. You are seen, and not heard. There’s a story to tell, a character to tell, that you are portraying through movement. It taught me so much that I use today. I owe my career to my background in ballet.”
~ Karlie Kloss on ballet at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2014


Nancy Drew: Mystery at the Ballet φ Dream Game 

“It’s an old theater Nancy. Things go missing and it goes bump in the night, but that’s no reason to assume it’s a ghost. That’s a little too Phantom of the Opera for me.”

A New York ballet company has undertaken the lavish production of Petipa's The Sleeping Beauty. The world famous choreography drew dancers from different corners of the globe and is set to be a huge success. That is, until the company books a supposedly haunted theater and things start to fall apart. As the company gets closer and closer to opening night it becomes clear that if things keep going at the rate they are, the stage is set for disaster. 

There are whispers in the company that the supposed theater ghost is to blame and mentions of sightings, but that wouldn’t explain the things that go wrong in studio rehearsal. Pointe shoes go missing, dancers are getting injured, set pieces are turning up damaged, and costumes are disappearing. The ballet mistress, having too much riding on opening night and tired of her company panicking, calls in Nancy Drew to help solve the case. But one wrong move and The Sleeping Beauty might meet a bitter end.

Characters in order of appearance:

  • Cosette Desrosiers, originally born in France, has been a principle dancer for the company for years. She’s demur and quite, but at the same time she very much knows how to get what she wants. You just might not realize it at first.
  • Pippa Fenn works as the costumer for the company. She’s bright, bubbly, and always full of energy. When costumes started going missing all fingers were pointed at her. Though she insists that the costumes aren’t missing and that they’re simply ‘misplaced.’
  • Vivianne Godfrey is the ballet mistress of the company and it’s her life’s work. Originally a dancer, as she grew older she took on the role of a teacher and started teaching the choreography to the company. She very much wants Nancy to find the root of their mishaps.
  • Dimitri Volkov is a guest dancer who is testing the waters in New York. Famous in Russia for being a spectacular dancer, it seems odd to more than a few that he’s now dancing in America. His holier-than-though attitude rubs more than some the wrong way.
  • Ciaran Brannon runs the technical aspects during the show. Everything from the lights to sound are under his dominion. He says the only reason that he’s stuck around is because he doesn’t trust anyone else with the thousands of dollars worth of equipment.
  • William Clarke is another principle dancer for the company, but oddly enough he doesn’t dance the lead male role. There are whispers that he’s being replaced by Dimitri, but William takes it all in stride with a smile and his happy-go-lucky attitude. Or is he?
14004) I started ballet classes again recently, and my tutor was a principle dancer with the Royal New Zealand Ballet Company. Whenever I'm with him, surrounded by mirrors and the pretty girls in my class, all I can think is that he's looking at me and wondering, "Why are you here? You're too fat to be a dancer."

Manga African Dance Alumni and Manga principle dancer @milkdromeduh have begun rehearsing for this year’s Osun Festival. 💪🏿👌🏿👌🏿 (at Manga African Dance, Inc.)

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Fosterson Week: Day 3

Ballet AU

Jane Foster is the newly promoted principle dancer in her troupe, and Thor Odinson is the critically-acclaimed freelancer from London who is brought in to be Jane’s opposite in the company’s production of Swan Lake.

Jane is desperate to prove herself capable and worthy of her new title, and is annoyed by how clearly taken with stardom her partner is. Thor seems to constantly have his head in the clouds, and it drives Jane crazy that he doesn’t seem to be taking this as seriously as she is. Everything in her future is riding on their performance. It would be nice to know that he at least cared.

Meanwhile, Thor has had his faith and dedication to ballet shaken by the recent betrayal of his brother and the sudden death of his mother. Despite it being his only career path since he was six years old, he is uncertain about whether he wants to continue. He leaves London, hoping for a fresh perspective with a new company in Boston.

Thor’s attitude only lights Jane’s fire, and her fire reignite’s Thor’s passion for dancing.

It’s really only a matter of time before they fall for each other.