Tuesday, August 12, 2014


Dear Reader,

Thank you for visiting my blog! I am a 17 year old aspiring ballerina from Juneau, Alaska, training with the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia. I have just completed my first year at the academy, and have been invited to return for another year. It is a huge honor, and I couldn't be more grateful for everyone supporting me on my journey!

This blog will serve as a more in-depth look at my life in Moscow. I hope that you will enjoy seeing an insider's perspective of one of the oldest and most prestigious ballet academies in the world!

You can also follow me on Instagram: @mairenew

Thank you for your support!


P.S. Did you know that a single pair of pointe shoes, which typically lasts only one week, costs me between $65 and $90? Please consider visiting my GoFundMe page and making a donation to help me continue pursuing my dream! http://www.gofundme.com/45hcws