Carla101 Posted November 14, 2017 Report Share Posted November 14, 2017 (edited) Well Hi I'm carla from cairo, Egypt! I remember watching swan lake when I was 8 and ever since that day I fell in love with ballet but back then the age range to start ballet was from 4 to 6 years old so I couldn't find a studio where I could start training as a ballerina and 10 years later I decided to put an end to this and actually start my ballet training. I'm 25 years old now and I've been dancing ballet since I was 18 as far as I remember. Of course when you start dancing at this age they tell you not to put your hopes high but I did and couple of years later (without any professional training and exerting the slightest effort) I managed to pass my audition to the corps de ballet in the opera house company about a month ago and I was the only accepted dancer out of all the candidates. Which I was extremely excited and proud of till I started the real training and I was shocked 😲 It wasn't long before I started noticing my body limitations. I mean the other girls are way more flexible than me, They're fit, they know exactly what they're doing like they were born to dance while I struggle to keep my turnout, developpes and straight posture. It's very depressing when the director is always sending me to the back as if he's trying to hide my obvious deadly mistakes. I know that it takes talent to reach where I got now especially that I never received any professional training but from the feedbacks I get it started to feel like it was just my luck that got me here! I I also can't fit in with the other girls I think I'm the oldest ( and worst) dancer in the company. I have a very busy schedule because I also have 2 jobs and masters so I can barely practice for extra hours. It certainly is becoming very hard for me to remember why I fell in love with ballet from the first place it started feeling like the first day to school every single ballet rehearsal I can't get the quitting idea out of my mind and I started skipping it because the whole situation is making me uncomfortable and overthinking 24/7 but I also don't want to waste the amazing opportunity to be an adult beginner in corps de ballet. I just need to know what to do but I can't decide! Is there any chance I can be that extremely flexible and balanced as other dancer or should I just quit? Edited November 14, 2017 by Carla101 Quote Link to comment
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