Ballet isn't a REAL sport?

"Guys at school say ballet isn't a real sport. They laugh at me and say, "Look, she even RUNS like a dancer!" Well, I'd like to see them TRY one pirouette. On pointe." --Jewel

Don't worry about the haters, baby. Believe me, Mama knows alllllll about that. Here's what you do: don't listen to the nay-sayers. They're not worth your energy or your time. Listen to the voice within you. Listen closely. And follow what makes you come alive.

Jewel got wait-listed for the Boston Ballet! She didn't even make the wait-list last year, so she's pretty excited. This weekend, she auditions for School of American Ballet and American Ballet Theatre (she got into ABT last year). Keep dancing, sweetheart!

photo credit: Sharyn, At Play Photography