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Romy Macias
Retired Soloist with Ballet Clasico de Queretaro
Interests: Ballet, Reading, Travel, Entrepreneurship, Family
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[caption id="attachment_8575" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Ballet, Sweat and Tears Documentary by RTDocumentaries"][/caption] What does it take to become a ballerina in Russia? At the Mariinsky Theater it takes more than physical and mental strength... it takes: Ballet, Sweat and Tears Becoming a professional ballerina is a journey that begins at a... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2013 at Romy Macias's blog
[caption id="attachment_8553" align="aligncenter" width="488" caption="Alessandra Ferri in Giselle - YouTube"][/caption] Are you a "softie" for heart-wrenching sad endings, like the ending of Giselle and Swan Lake? I am... In one, Giselle saves Albrecht from certain death only to return to her own grave. Oh, the bitter sweet good-bye... And in... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2013 at Romy Macias's blog
Last month, while on hiatus from the company (Ballet Clasico de Queretaro Fernando Jhones) and from teaching, I had time to reflect on this past year. Classical Ballet News has just crossed the one year milestone. A lot has happened in a year: 147 published articles, 163 in the wings... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2013 at Romy Macias's blog
Tonight's ballet is not full-length. Why? Because I think this is a performance woth viewing, even if it's just an excerpt. It has taken over 100 years for it to return to the stage and Svetlana Zakharova and Sergei Filin are spectacular in this staging! The ballet I'm talking about... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2013 at Romy Macias's blog
Happy Mother's Day from Atlanta Ballet What better way to spend Mother's Day weekend than experiencing a beautiful story of love through dance. Happy Mother's Day from Atlanta Ballet Learn more about our Love Stories program. Artistic Director, John McFall, shares his thoughts on the wonderful works presented May 10-12.... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2013 at Romy Macias's blog
Ballet Pointe Shoe Quote “The ballet toe shoe is one of the few instruments of torture to survive intact into our time.” - Source Unknown From The Healthy Dancer Ballet Pointe Shoe Quote What do you think? Do you agree? Share your thoughts below! And remember to Share this quote... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2013 at Romy Macias's blog
[caption id="attachment_8367" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Ballet Men by The Australian Ballet"][/caption] Their strength, technique, their beautiful lines and virility have always amazed me. Ballet Men Art or athleticism? Or both? Four dancers from The Australian Ballet speak of what it means to be a ballet dancer. It's a freedom of self-expression...... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2013 at Romy Macias's blog
Ballet Pointe Shoe Quote “The ballet toe shoe is one of the few instruments of torture to survive intact into our time.” - Source Unknown From The Healthy Dancer Ballet Pointe Shoe Quote What do you think? Do you agree? Share your thoughts below! And remember to Share this quote... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2013 at Romy Macias's blog
Prepare to be inspired! For tonight's Thursday at The The Theater I've chosen something a bit different: a look behind-the-scenes of the London-based company: Daily Class at the Royal Ballet. The Ballet Mistress is Olga Evreinoff. George Lamb interviews members of the company as the class goes on in the... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2013 at Romy Macias's blog
[caption id="attachment_8265" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Frederic Franklin"][/caption] This week I'm featuring a dancer whose career spanned for nine decades and whom the ballet world lost this past Saturday. I'm talking about Frederic "Freddie" Franklin. Featured Dancer Frederic Franklin [Franklin] was one of the best loved figures in the dance world. Always... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2013 at Romy Macias's blog
[caption id="attachment_8201" align="alignright" width="285" caption="Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll ( Charles Lutwidge Dodgson). Jessie Willcox Smith's illustration of Alice surrounded by the characters of Wonderland. (1923) USPD"][/caption] Lewis Carroll never imagined his story would be danced by accomplished ballerinas and danseuses years after he completed his book. The Royal... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2013 at Romy Macias's blog
[caption id="attachment_8192" align="alignright" width="219" caption="Maria Tallchief and Frederic Franklin in Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo Grand Transcontinental Tour Poster. USPD"][/caption] British-born dancer, ballet master, artistic director and choreographer Frederic Franklin of Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, Freddie, as he was know to those close to him, has died. He was... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2013 at Romy Macias's blog
[caption id="attachment_8101" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Cuban National Ballet Don Quixote with Viengsay Valdes and Romel Frometa at The Grand Palais Theater of Paris"][/caption] How about a steamy ballet for a warm (almost summer) evening? Get out your favorite cold beverage and red fan out because tonight's Thursday at The Theater presents:... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2013 at Romy Macias's blog
[caption id="attachment_8086" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo with Shirley MacLaine, 1977. Public Domain."][/caption] Kim Carpenter, correspondent with World-Herald of Omaha, Nebraska reviewed Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo's performance on Sunday, April 28 at The Orpheum Theater where she gave them a thumbs up: the Trocks Rocked!... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2013 at Romy Macias's blog
Who said ballet was for the "stuffy" elite? If you haven't heard of this ballet troupe, you're about to now! Les Ballets Trockadero of Monte Carlo Will Perform in Binghamton NY First, a brief background on Les Ballet Trockadero Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo is an American all-male drag... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2013 at Romy Macias's blog
[caption id="attachment_7868" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Ballet Pointe Shoe from The Museum of Dance"][/caption] Whether you're a student approaching that exciting time of getting your first pointe shoes or need to get a better fitting than what you have now, it's important to understand how each part of a pointe shoe should... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2013 at Romy Macias's blog
In honor of Valentine's Day, I've chosen a ballet of two lovers whose love survives beyond death; Today's Thursday at The Theater: La Bayadère with Paris National Opera, starring Isabelle Guerin as la Bayadère, Laurent Hilaire as Solor (the Warrior), Elisabeth Platel, dancing the role of Gamzatti, (the Rajah's daughter),... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2013 at Romy Macias's blog
[caption id="attachment_7880" align="alignright" width="322" caption="Anna Pavlova, ca. 1928, Buenos Aires. Public Domain, author: Frans Van Riel (1879-1950)"][/caption] I'm excited to pass on this news: Misty Copeland announced on her Facebook page she'll be dancing The Dying Swan tonight at BAM Fishman Space. Misty Copeland Will Dance The Dying Swan The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2013 at Romy Macias's blog
[caption id="attachment_7880" align="alignright" width="322" caption="Anna Pavlova, ca. 1928, Buenos Aires. Public Domain, author: Frans Van Riel (1879-1950)"][/caption] I'm excited to pass on this news: Misty Copeland announced on her Facebook page she'll be dancing The Dying Swan tonight at BAM Fishman Space. Misty Copeland Will Dance The Dying Swan The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2013 at Romy Macias's blog
[caption id="attachment_7803" align="alignright" width="191" caption="Carlos Acosta Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License"][/caption] He's been called the successor of Rudolf Nureyev for his high jumps, unending pirouettes and impressive stage presence. I'm talking about one of my favorite ballet dancers, Principal Guest Artist at the Royal Ballet, Cuban born, Carlos Acosta.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2013 at Romy Macias's blog
[caption id="attachment_7746" align="alignright" width="383" caption="Maria Tallchief in Million Dollar Mermaid (1952) with Ester Williams"][/caption] She was considered the first American Prima ballerina, when Russian and European dancers prevailed. A trailblazer with a stage presence and energy never seen before on U.S. stages. I've become fascinated with her story. Her father... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2013 at Romy Macias's blog
[caption id="attachment_7716" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Sesame Street Visits New York City Ballet Ballerinas"][/caption] Who are the people in your neighborhood? Sesame Street's Murray Monster and Obejita (Little Sheep) learn about their dancing neighbors or "peeps in our hood," to quote Murray! Sesame Street Visits New York City Ballet Ballerinas What do... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2013 at Romy Macias's blog
[caption id="attachment_7606" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Michaela DePrince with Dance Theatre of Harlem"][/caption] The story of this ballerina is so moving. Even though I do not have the pleasure of knowing Michaela, but as a mother, it touches a soft spot every time I hear her talk about her past. I cannot... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2013 at Romy Macias's blog
This is the second time Polunin walks out days before a major performance. Over a year ago, back in January 2012, Sergei abruptly quit the Royal Ballet, without notice; the company and ballet fans everywhere were in shock. Read article here. Polunin was to perform last night in London and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2013 at Romy Macias's blog
[caption id="attachment_4085" align="alignright" width="140" caption="Fernando Jhones"][/caption] For over ten years I had a world renowned danseur noble as my ballet teacher. As a matter of fact I was the last dancer he rehearsed before his untimely death. Fernando Pi Jhones of the National Ballet of Cuba (Ballet Nacional de Cuba)... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2013 at Romy Macias's blog