September 12


My New Addition – AOL Original Series New York City Ballet


It started innocently enough. I was sitting at home on a Sunday morning scrolling through my newsfeed.

Then I came across the AOL Original Series city.ballet.

The docudrama series reveals the inner workings and desires of the New York City Ballet. Ballet has a center, a calm place where dancers can express themselves with a structure.

Now I have to come clean. For about 10 years, I almost exclusively dated ballet dancers. They have a higher level of passion, devotion, and talent than many of us. The first ballet dancer I ever dated was my college boyfriend of 1 1/2 years. Our relationship took the inevitable course, he chose dance over me and I was ok with it. That is the risk you take in a menage-a-trois with your boyfriend, yourself, and ballet.

It was only natural that a series such as city.ballet would capture my interest. Check out some of the episodes below and let me know what you think.

What It’s Really Like to Be a Male Ballet Dancer

From Apprentice to Principal in the New York City Ballet

The Price Dancers Pay to Pursue Their Dream

The Hardest Part of a Professional Ballet Dancer’s Career