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Master Class with Allison DeBona

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OMG. Guys.

I get to meet AND dance with Allison DeBona. She’s a real ballerina. She is a demi-soloist with Ballet West and stars in the CW’s show, Breaking Pointe, which is coming out with season 2 this summer! I originally wrote about her coming to Cleveland here. Ballet in Cleveland is bringing her to Cleveland this weekend for a master class taught by Allison. So exciting! I didn’t think I was going to be able to go, but thankfully the lovely Jessica Wallis who runs Ballet in Cleveland, made it possible for me to attend. I’m so excited. I absolutely love the show Breaking Pointe, and cannot wait for it to return this summer. I’m also very excited to meet Allison and ask her any questions I may have. The master class I’ll be taking is 1.5 hours followed by a 30 minute Q&A session with Allison. Other than my own ballet instructor, I’ve never met a professional ballerina, let alone dance with one! I’m really nervous for the class. It’s for children ages 13-18+ and any college aged students. I have a feeling I will be the only adult there, besides Jessica. And I think I’m ok with that. I have no idea what to expect in class. I’m hoping I can maintain!! This is just such an amazing opportunity, I can’t pass it up. And if I end up being the “worst” there because of my age and skill level, then that’s ok. I’ll never see any of these girls again. Or, for all I know I will be just as good as them and blow them away that an “old” person can dance too. I’m hoping for the latter. Hah! Either way I think it will be fun. I’ll be sure to follow up with my experience and post any pictures I may be able to take. Yay!! 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Master Class with Allison DeBona

  1. Yay!!! This sounds super awesome!

  2. Have fun with it! I remember watching an MTV “Made” episode with my daughter before I retook the plunge back in ballet about a boy who wanted to take ballet and they got him a coach. A couple of years ago, I was in a master class taught by the very same coach! Turns out, the guy’s the best friend of our artistic director.

    I was one of the oldest and one of the worst in class, but it was really fun. So I know you’ll have a good time. I look forward to reading about it.

  3. This sounds like a lot of fun! Don’t be nervous. I’ve met several professional ballerinas and they have all been super nice! 🙂 Good luck and enjoy yourself!!

    • Omg I’m so jealous!! Meeting ballerinas is so cool. They’re like these incredible creatures to me. So strong yet pretty. Watching them dance is just so amazing. Especially when they just keep turning and turning and balancing for what seems like forever. I love it.

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