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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Ballet Tik Toks - Part 11

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Ballet Tik Toks - Part 11

Here I am, once again - feeling lost, and now and then.... (comment below if you got that 2000's children's sitcom reference) Tik Tok 11, y'all. This is a rare episode of Josephine reacting to ballet tik toks that doesn't include cups. Why?  1 - Perhaps in our chaos, we've been able to put out some neutral good energy out in the universe - and dancers are listening to us and NOT injuring themselves for views. Yay! 2 - Dancers are back in studio and therefore actually dancing and not on Tik Tok (even though we are still amidst a pandemic)....

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Pointe Shoe History - Featuring Professor Jennifer Fisher

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Pointe Shoe History - Featuring Professor Jennifer Fisher

Calling all pointe shoe nerds! This video is for you. This week, Josephine's inner pointe shoe nerd blossomed! We got the chance to sit down with Professor Jennifer Fisher from the University of California, Irvine. Professor Fishers teaches Dance History in the Dance Department, part of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts. Josephine and Professor Fisher got to parse through her pointe shoe collection, which spans about 50 years. Professor Fisher also borrowed and brought some historical shoes from the late 19th century as well. She discussed how flimsy ballroom shoes were altered and handcrafted by women over time,...

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Strictly Ballet

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Strictly Ballet

It's summer intensive season!  In honor of one of the most fun (and grueling) times of the year for dancers, Josephine revisited a 2014 Teen Vogue series: Strictly Ballet. This inaugural season episode follows dancers at School of American Ballet in New York as they train & audition for coveted New York City Ballet spots. This group of dancers range from 17-19, in their final year as they either get promoted to the company or audition for other companies.  And of course, pointe shoes are involved. Watch along with Josephine as she geeks out over the pointe shoe room & follows...

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Barbie of Swan Lake!

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Barbie of Swan Lake!

This week, Josephine dipped her toes in the Barbie Cinematic Universe for the first time. All of the Barbie ballet movies are set in the context of Barbie, telling her younger sister Kelly, fairy tales - with a ballet twist of course.  Since Josephine grew up with brothers, she never watched these movies. She was mostly interested to see how the children's movie would handle the darker themes of the ballet. There are many versions of Swan Lake globally, but in general, it's a tragic ending. Odette usually dies of heartbreak in swan form - and Black Swan really cashed in...

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Ballerina For Hire?! Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts!

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Ballerina For Hire?! Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts!

"Our job is to make it look easy." When people see ballerinas on stage, they are entranced by their beauty and grace. But offstage, SO much work goes into a flawless looking performance. This week, Josephine reacted to a Refinery29 video from their series "Lucie for Hire." Their video producer Lucie, got to meet and dance with none other than Isabella Boylston!  No spoilers, but there are pointe shoes in the video. How do you think it went? Be sure to watch and find out!

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