Ballet Strength Perfects Pirouettes

It’s no secret that between running my successful San Diego personal training business, answering your ballet strength questions, and writing/ filming new material for dancers that I don’t get a whole lot of time to go to a studio to take ballet class. This is why I have a ballet barre and marley floor at home. I can give myself class in between clients.

Yesterday I decided to try some pirouettes after having quite a bit of time off from dancing on pointe. On my second attempt I did a quadruple…

Sorry I didn’t finish in fifth position. 🙂

About Nikol Klein

Nikol Klein is former Professional Ballet Dancer turned Women's fitness expert. She currently works with Women all over the world as a personal trainer and Ballet Strength coach to dancers.

Posted on November 27, 2010, in Ballet, Ballet Strength, Technique Tips and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. your turns are amazing and your balance is perfect.

  2. Wow! Are you a natural turner or did you work hard on them to get them so good? Where did you study dance?

    • Hi Breana,

      I have definitely never been a natural turner. In fact, as a student, I struggled with turns a lot. Having great patient teachers definitely helped me a lot as did starting the ballet strength program that I do.

      I studied with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre before starting my professional career.

  3. Not too shabby for having time off. Proves muscle memory for sure.

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