Class with Bruna & Erick

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                                                    (Erick,me – my face is still swollen – and Bruna)

Today was a special day!

I went to swimming class in the morning and then my mom drove me to the other side of the city – before it  we passed on the supermarket to buy some fruits and kill some time -because today Bruna Gaglianone and Erick Swolkin (both wonderful brazilian ballet dancers at the Bolshoi in Russia) were going to give a class in partneship with Da Vinci Art Studio. Of course I was there.

It’s so inspiring and amazing when you have to possibility to go to workshops and classes with other teachers – mainly when they’re amazing ballet dancer & from your country.

This tuesday is definitely going to be forever in my memory. The class was brilliant and Bruna and Erick are so nice! I got some corrections from them, what’s always very welcome, some tips about dance, pointe shoes and technique and they even signed my pointe shoes ❤

After the class, I gave an interview to RedeTV, a brazilian tv channel, about the class and the project the Da Vinci Studio have with children. It was fast – 3 small questions – but I wanted to say something and couldn’t find the word and I’m  a bit swollen yet and my voice is still kind of weird. Anyway, I could do it and have no ideia when they will broadcast it.

Erick and Bruna presented the pas de deux of Le Corsaire and it was spetacular. When I watched, I felt delighted, my heart was enchanted and by that point, I was refreshed and motivated by the ideia to work harder than I do to become a ballerina. That’s definitely what I want to do for life. I know it’s pretty sure just a dream and everything, but I don’t know why, against all the odd, against all logic, I still hope (not my quote, but I idetify myself a lot with it).

I kind of made some friends there and had this amazing class with wonderful ballet dancers, so I finished my morning feeling happy and complete. We didn’t had ballet in the afternoon because someone hit my teacher’s car (which is always pretty bad), my mom and I returned home, had a late lunch and Gab and I went to the gym for an hour. After that I went to ballet (by 19h or 7pm) and had some class and rehearsal. While the others were having rehearsal, I was doing some en dehors exercises (the reason why my hips are super sore right now).

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That was my day. Filled with happiness! Loved today so much!

Good night!

Arissa Ayumi

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