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Ashley Bouder

Ashley Bouder is a principal dancer with New York City Ballet. She has guested with companies around the world including the Paris Opera Ballet and Rome Opera Ballet, as well as dancing in ballet star galas around the world including Japan, China, Taiwan, Singapore, France, Italy, Canada, Kazakhstan, Russia, and the United States. She also blogs for The Huffington Post.

Aspirations Mid Career

In my last blog I wrote about inspiration, but mentioned that there were three questions that I frequently am asked. I’ve answered about where I find inspiration, so this entry I’d like to delve into what I strive for now at this point in my career. And like last time, I’ll start with the most obvious.

I am always trying to perfect my technique. I don’t think this is unusual. In fact, I think it is the most boring answer a dancer can give when asked what they strive for. But nonetheless, it is absolutely true and a constant thought and force in my life.

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My Pools of Inspiration

Editor’s note: The following guest post is by New York City Ballet principal dancer Ashley Bouder (@ashleybouder). This is the first of a three-part series. At this point in my career, after ten years as a professional ballet dancer, I find myself being asked these three questions quite often: How…

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