Coppelia Lookback: My first lead role in a ballet

My mom is always documenting our family. One way or another, she’ll get us on camera.

And if there is ever a first, you can bet she’s going to want a piece of it.

Before I left for NYC and after my performance as Swanhilda in Coppelia, my mom sat me down and asked me some questions about my first lead role in a ballet. I’m glad she did, because it really got me thinking on a deeper level about the whole experience.

The video is a little long, about 30 minutes, but I hope you enjoy it. If you’re a young dancer, hopefully you’ll find some of this helpful. If you’re a seasoned professional, maybe you’ll see your younger self here and can add some advice for us all in the comments. I’d appreciate it!

And if you’re not a dancer but love watching ballet, hopefully you’ll enjoy this behind-the-scenes peek.

Let me know!


Annika XOXO

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About The Author

Annika Valentine

I am a teenager with a career that starts now. I'm working my way through the twists and twirls of the ballet world, with my violin by my side. Catch up with me on social media. Facebook, Instagram, YoutTube @annikavalentine. Twitter @loveannikaxoxo