Anything an ex-ballerina and armchair scientist who likes reading and grilled cheese might write about – book and performance reviews, poetry, bits on brain stuff and teaching dance…
Hello! I am currently a dance teacher and choreographer based in Toronto, Canada. I say currently because I have come to accept that I am a perpetual learner with evolving interests and goals as life goes on. I did my undergrad in science studying a combination of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Computer Science where I focused on topics of cognition, plasticity, and development. Prior to that I got my BA in Professional Dance and Performance, after years of training in a ballet school and dancing around for a bit. It has been a winding path to reaffirm my passion for all things learning and movement – the good thing is I don’t have to change my blog name after all these years (I started this blog in high school). If my story sounds interesting to you please stick around or say hi, and thanks for dropping by 🙂
106 responses to “About”
so you a ballerina? Great!
Thanks for the likes! Go Noles! 🙂
Thanks for visiting!
I enjoyed reading about the way you spend your days, and wish you well. The hours you spend dancing and studying, I’m sure will not be in vain. It’s good that you enjoy what you do, but do take a bit of time to relax also.
And, thanks for visiting my blog.
Thank you for the comment, it made me smile.
very nice to read about you, you seem to me a very intelligent girl
I like ballerina’s and hope you are going to be one,
I have come here by chance but happy I am that I came here.
Thank you bookybunnyhead
I nominated you for two awards.
Thank you so much and congratulations for receiving it yourself!
My pleasure x
And thank you..
Please accept this award
The Very Inspiring Blogger Award
Hi there looking forward to seeing your blog. Thank you for liking my blog. Xx
Thank you for stopping by!
thanks for the “like.” glad to discover your blog. something to share with my eleven-year-old.
Thanks for visiting! You have a very nice blog.
thanks for the “follow.”
Same to you.
Thanks for the Like! Nice blog you have here 🙂
Thanks for stopping by!
Hello Thanks for stopping my blog.You have a very nice blog here. I love your collections! Keep spreading the joy and beauty to the world, my friend.
Hi! Thank you for stopping by my blog, and for the “like” on my recent post. I am happy you enjoyed the post, and I appreciate your visit to my site.
Your blog looks lovely, and I find it wonderfully engaging. I am looking forward to reading more of your posts! 🙂
Thanks for visiting and your kind words. I’m glad you’ve found my blog as enjoyable as I’ve found yours! Best wishes!
Thanks for visiting! Your blog is one I could certainly get lost in for hours.
I’ve just come back from a short break, and found a handful of “likes” on my blog – thank you very much! I’m now off on another excursion – to take a look round yours…
I love your blog concept – music is a big part of our lives and can certainly inspire and connect to thoughts and writing. Thank you for stopping by!
The greatest achievements and happiness in life occurs when you love what you do and you do what you love! Sounds like you are on the right track…
thanks for stopping by
Thank you for sharing your words.
Came here to thank you for visiting my beeseeker blog, to wish you all the best with the NaPoWrMo challenge …. and of course to check out our blog (I’m naturally curious to visit those who have been to my “ether space”.
That’s a lot of dancing (perhaps I should say training) and I am awestruck.
Do you have any Terry Pratchett books in the library -if so I would recommend them.
Yes, I have heard of Mr. Pratchett, thanks for reminding me to put his books on my to-read list! I really enjoyed your poetry and wish you good luck on this month of daily writing as well! Thanks for being generous with your time and sharing your thoughts 🙂
Hello again and many thanks for now following the “beeseeker”.
Just about to try a post for the Poem A Day Challenge.
Wish me luck.
Thanks for stopping by my blog! Sounds like you have a full life that you love – it is great to find your passion so young in life. Enjoyed your poetry.
And thank you for visiting mine and sharing your kind words. All the best!
I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award..
Thank you! 🙂
You go girl. So nice to read about your journey.
Many thanks for the “like” on the Leonard Cohen poem.
My daughter is a dancer, too – ballet & modern are her loves – though she decided some years ago to *not* follow the pre-professional track, mostly because of our lack of suitable programs close enough to home; she would have had to go into residence and she just couldn’t bear to leave home and live away.
Now, as college looms (she’s 17), she’s thinking that she would like to pursue a performing arts career after all, with the focus of one day working as a choreographer-teacher versus as a performer. I’m showing her your blog, and I know that she will find it inspiring!
Your very welcome, I really enjoyed it! Dance is amazing and I always think it’s awesome to hear about others who share the same passion. I know the training is an important and difficult aspect and I wish your daughter the best of luck in whatever she decides to pursue! I know I am juggling many thoughts about what I would like to do in the future, so I don’t know whether she will find it inspiring more than relatable, haha. Thanks for sharing our thoughts 😀
Wow! So this is why you can eat cheesecake!
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I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award, but I believe you’ve already been nominated, lol. Oh well. 🙂
Thank you very much! I appreciate all support that I receive and I’ll be sure to give you a shout-out on my next award related post 🙂
wonderful- so inspiring- A love of books is a love of life.
Awww! Hello! So lovely to meet you via blogs. You sound like you work very, very hard and for a young person that is very inspiring to here, so good for you. I am very much looking forward to exploring your blog and learning more about your passion for dance and books – 2 of my passions also. I am a single Mother of 3 girls now and the big 40 and my girls have done a little bit of dance training but unfortunately I cannot afford for them to go to dance classes and the other things they want to do, so they have each chosen to learn an instrument. My eldest has been learning to play the keyboard and will be going to College in September to study Art. My middle daughter absolutely adores the performing arts and she plays the flute, has the voice of an angel and is studying music and drama for her G.C.S.Es. My little girl is in junior school and she plays the violin and has recently started the fife in preparation to learn the flute. I myself danced as a teenager, ballet, tap and modern for about 6 years and played the clarinet and was always in my High school library or the music hut. 🙂
Thank you very much. Sounds like you have many hard working and talented people in your family. You must be a very proud mom 🙂 I think a study in some form of art is important because you don’t always get the chance to explore the expanse of your creative range otherwise. Because of NaPoWriMo, the focus of my writing this month has been poetry but it will orient back towards ballet and books soon! I appreciate your support and am happy you’ve found something you’ve liked on the blog as I have on yours. Keep in touch and best wishes!
What an amazing young lady – I can quite safely say that had I ever been able to have children I would have been over the moon to have a daughter turn out like you. Keep your love for learning and life will always be an adventure. Thank you so much for the like – much appreciated!
Thank you very much for the kind sentiments, I really do appreciate it. I will try my hardest to keep my hunger for life throughout the years. Best wishes for you and your blog!
I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.
Hi thebookybunhead. Nice to meet you I wish you well in all you want to achieve. Thank you for calling by and liking my poem ‘ Over Night Stay’. Best Wishes. The Foureyed Poet.
Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it! All the best.
Merci pour le fait d’ajouter!!! d–0.o–b
De rien, c’est un tres joli blog que vous avez!
I nominated your blog for the versatile blogger award. You can check it out here: http://ofmindormatter.com/2013/04/27/notes-from-the-south-and-a-versatile-blogger-award/
Thank you so much, I really appreciate your support!
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and reading some of the poetry posted there. Especially nice because it brought me to your site. I’m on the way to your poetry page but thought I would stop in and say hello first.
By the way, have you seen the TV show ‘Bunheads’? I love that show.
Well, I’m off to read poetry….hope you stop in again soon. Vickie
Thank you for taking the time to check out my writing. No, I haven’t seen Bunheads though I’ve heard of it. You’ve reminded me about ti so maybe I will see if I can find it on the internet 🙂 All the best.
Excellent poetry. Keep up the good work. 🙂
Thank you for liking my post! Looking forward to reading more of your poetry! Betty
Thank you for visiting! Really appreciate it.
I have added you to my Word Press Family
The WordPress Family Award
Thank you! 🙂
Pleasure is mine 🙂 x
Hi Hun – thank you for the like on My Beautiful Parents – they were kinda cute, weren’t they!
Yes, thanks for sharing the photos! I especially like the one of them before a ballroom dancing competition 🙂
my fav too 🙂
Thank you for dropping by my blog. 🙂
You have some lovely write-ups and their representations here. Glad to connect with you. Keep visiting. Cheers! 🙂
Thanks 🙂 All the best.
hello, I received a like comment from you on my post, but was not sure where to go to thank you . I assume this will work.I have received likes from others as well. I hope I don’t appear naive or just plain dumb. And I don’t want you to misunderstand my words. I do appreciate positive statements, I have come to you feeling for some reason you would not take offense or misunderstand my question.
I am having a hard time wording this. The likes remind me of the method of reward they used in grammar school. Only there it was a star. I think there where three different colors. Good , gooder, and goodest..That method could be superior to our present day like. As it give levels of like.
As children, the system worked. Simple, not to much description. But as we grew older our ability to reason increase.. You would think the system would evolve as the children evolve. Instead nothing changed.really.. Entering high school and beyond the three color stars were replaced with numbers or letters or a combination of both.
What is learned? Is it the subject material, or how to get good grades. I am of the opinion it is the latter. I am not saying nothing is being learned, but for the most part good grades out weigh the knowledge.. If this wasn’t so students wouldn’t be paying cash to have some one to write essays or cheat sheet. Better grades, more stats, more likes.
Can you see were I am going with this? I can only speak for myself. when I press that publish button I have done my best I can.knowing that there is room for improvement.. hoping to learn from others. Welcoming a review and not becoming offended..
Now with all this said. when I receive that like what do you think goes through my head? I’ll tell you.. Oh, that’s nice. It would be great if I was here to just the grade, the gold star. The truth is I want to learn something. That might have worked as a child, but an adult needs dialogue. needs to know why you like it. What you like about..
I have come to you frustrated. Hoping to find some one that would understand and not take offense. And I would welcome your feedback.If you agree, disagree or some place in between. I will repeat once more my intent was not to offend. if I have on some level I do apologize…
I would just like to say that I really appreciate your comment and have been putting off a reply as I do want to write a response worthy of the level of thought in yours. There is a lot you said that I agree with – how would you feel if I used your words as a topic for a blog post? I actually wrote something regarding the education/grading system here if you’d like to check it out. It has been very busy and I hope to continue this conversation very soon!
First off I would like to thank you for returning comment for my question. Our exchange of words in the form of dialogue is the way humans meet and touch each other in our virtual world of computers. I was quite taken back that you wanted to use my wards in a blog. I am flattered and it would be a honor to share those words.. I did read part of your post and intend to go back as soon as I finish here. Again I thank you and hope to hear from you again.
Hello fellow blogger!
I have nominated you for the “Super Sweet Blogging Award”.
Feel free to click on the below link if you wish to accept the award and all you need to do is follow the quick and simple rules.
Well done and congrats for being one of my nominees
Thank you very much and congratulations on receiving it yourself!
Awh you’re very welcome, and thank you :3
I wanted to drop a quick note to a handful of my most loyal followers, you being one of them, and say thank you. I started blogging somewhat reluctantly but have come to really enjoy it primarily because of bloggers like you. You have been a litmus test for many of my posts and if I see your like pop up, I know I must be doing something right. 😉 And not that I ever could improve your blog but if you ever need a custom graphic or musical suggestion, I’m your man. Thanks again. – Kelly P.S. That post of the ballerina ‘For BBH’ was for you lol Keep dancin’ d–0.o–b
I think the concept of your blog is very unique, specific yet with a wide diversity of topics. I’ll hold you to that, and may ask for a picture, video, or two in the future 😉 Keep up the great work and thanks for the nice little greeting.
lol Thanks. Most of it is pretty silly. I’m trying to maintain my interest in it for at least a little longer. We’ll see. Peace.
Yeah, I’ve found the same about blogging. You never know what you’ll write about next.
Please Accept this award.
Hi:) I’m nominating you for this award -Super Sweet Blogging Award 🙂 here’s the link http://mjraik.wordpress.com/super-sweet-blogger-award/ , God bless 🙂
Thank you. xo
Brilliant ballerina, thank you for dancing by ~ Sea
All this and you still blog. Bravissimo!
Thank you so much! For the kind encouragement and for visiting.
Thanks for the like on my post “Vanishing”. I hope you will consider downloading one of the audio versions of my short works.
Congratulations by the way, that is exciting! Where can I find it?
Just below the donate button on my blog. You don’t have to donate to download a story. Right now, I would be happy just to get a download and a quick review to break the ice. You can place a review under the post “Something New”. Try “My Bones are Dry”, which is a kind of poem in a way.
Alright, I’ll see if I can get around to it!
Good luck with your training! I studied ballet for over ten years, and admire you greatly for being in school and dancing every day too. Looking forward to following your blog 🙂 x
Thank you so much! It has sure been quite the experience. 🙂
I came by to thank you for reading my post and the like comment. It is good to see you are still writing great content.nick
Thank you so much!
Does Booky refer to you being a bookworm? Quite surely it does.After all, it reflects in your writing. 🙂 This is great stuff Which will compel me to visit daily. You can check my work out too given I am a bookworm too. 😀 best of Luck. Keep Writing. 🙂
Haha yes it does. Hope to get back to do doing book reviews soon. Thanks for stopping by 🙂