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I'm Lou, the Cursing Ballerina. I'm a fashion addict and an adult ballet student. I occasionally curse and I have too many shoes. 


November 16, 2016

Ballet bags are VERY personal. Every dancer -- hobbyist (me), professional, aspiring professional -- has the dance crap that they're attached to. For instance, I like the thickest padding ever made for my pointe shoes. I'm not trying to be a hero. Let's be real, I'm to...

October 4, 2016

It's no joke. Ballet is hard. When you learn it as an adult? 10 million times harder. But for those of us brave enough (I really mean crazy enough) to take on this challenge, we have good days and bad. Days when you're soaring and days when you want to hang up the slip...

August 16, 2016

Well, I felt compelled to share this story about an inspirational woman. I can tell you from experience that it is never too late to learn a new skill or art form, even ballet. You may creak and crack more, but sometimes it really is just about the journey. Now get out...

July 11, 2016

This past weekend I had the chance to go see the American Ballet Theatre and Principal Misty Copeland dance in the iconic "Firebird" at the Music Center in downtown Los Angeles. To say I was excited  would be the understatement of the year. More like dream come true. T...

October 1, 2015


I've been on this adult ballet journey for a few years now. Along the way it has inspired me, made me laugh, given me confidence, forced me to respect my body and, occassionally, broken my heart. The struggle is real, but so worth it.


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