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Ballet Meets Pop

Editor’s note: The following guest post is by The Ballet Bag (@theballetbag), an online resource for the best of ballet around the web. In their previous guest post, they gave us their take on dance and social media. One of our favorite topics is ballet’s potential for crossover with other…


20 Questions with John Michael Schert

John-Michael Schert is the executive director and a dancer for Trey McIntyre Project in Boise, Idaho. He has formerly danced with Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet and American Ballet Theater.

1. What is your breakfast of choice?
“Gas-house eggs’ also known as ‘eggs in a hole.’ Bite a hole out of a piece of bread, drop an egg in, and fry over butter. Two every morning.”

2. What is your pre-performance ritual?
“Always allow for a process that slows your mind down while speeds your body up. Whether it be company class or your own personal warm up. Know that you will always give yourself the routine that puts you in the right, peaceful, but engaged, place. This will help dispel nervousness as well as let you reach a more intuitive place with your performance.”

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VIDEO: Trey McIntyre

If Your Eyes Are Open to Inspiration the Earth Is Electric Season 1: Episode 21 | 15:12 Trey McIntyre, Artistic Director of the Trey McIntyre Project talks about challenging and pushing himself, artistic growth, and what he hopes to achieve with his work by striving to not repeat himself or…