Sunday, September 26, 2010

Ballerina Perks: Dressing Rooms

After a crazy, tough, busy week, I had a whole 24 hours to myself--a day off to sew pointe shoes, sauna, sleep, eat, catch up on my Grey's Anatomy, do nothing, exciting things like that. Last week, I spent more time at the theatre than at home, and so for me to be able to enjoy my own bed and my own apartment for a whole Sunday is wonderful. I did the math today: I got a total of 23 hours of sleep this weekend. This is awesome.

However, when we do have to spend loads of time at work, we're lucky because we have a lot of perks. Including our dressing rooms: one for two people, with couches, sinks, quiet, etc. People bring in pillows and pictures, candles and speakers, anything to make our "second home" feel more like the real thing. A peek into my dressing room, then--messiness and all...


My table, complete with my messiness, family photos, pointe shoes, fake hair, and (free! sponsored!) MAC makeup.


The sink. Not terrifically exciting. It does provide water. As a sink should.


The comfy chair, and window, and closet, etc.


The best part: the bed. I love the bed :-)

3 comments:

Henrik from Tights and Tiaras said...

haha, I love how dressingrooms always has beds in them - it was one of the things I was truly surpriced to notice when I started dancing professionally, those details you don't hear about in school :) Thanks for giving us a peep into your world - looks like you could need some tidying up, though?! Haha, just kidding, you should see mine!! :)

Kelly D. Talcott said...

I thought I told you to clean your room, young lady. ;-)

Adult Beginner said...

Ooooh, backstage-y photos! So neat to see the real thing, not a set-decorator's idea of the real thing.