April….How long we’ve waited for a month that promises rain showers and warmer days…Boston has been surprising us with spontaneous sunny afternoons and glimpses of a warmer future that we’ve all been thirsty for since last summer…It’s amazing how the weather so affects our perspectives, energy levels, general capacity for spreading and sharing happiness – This past weekend, as Boston prepared for  it’s 118th annual Boston Marathon, the energy, motivation, and courage of the athlete-laden streets seemed nearly palpable.

Rehearsal period has been keeping us in the studios for the past month, getting ready for Pricked – our upcoming mixed bill which includes Petr Zuska’s DMJ, Alexander Ekman’s Cacti, and Harald Lander’s EtudesThe small break from performing (after finishing Cinderella) has been sprinkled with Daffodils and longer days… fundraising Fashion Shows and bits of baking among other things… Thought I would share a glimpse with you here..

I’ve made Green Kitchen Stories’ recipe for Jam & Sunflower Thimbles twice now.. it’s a winner :)

Sunflower Seed Thumbprints Sunflower Seed Thumbprints Sunflower seed Thumbprints Sunflower seed thumbprints "Spring" tutu from Christopher Wheeldon's Four Seasons "Summer" tutu from Christopher Wheeldon's Four Seasons "Rave" as featured in the Boston Ballet's 50th Anniversary Ball Tutus from Mikko Nissenen's The Nutcracker TuTus of the Boston Ballet

Also, this coming weekend I’ll be flying home to guest perform for the Sarasota Ballet’s Johan Kobborg, Alina Cojocaru & Friends gala! I’m so excited to share the stage with so many of my mentors in the ballet world, including New York City Ballet’s Daniel Ulbricht, with whom I’ll be dancing the third act pas de deux from Coppelia. You can read more about it in the Sarasota Herald Tribune here.

One last courageous shout out to the runners of the Boston Marathon today!

Spring AtLast ~ p.e.