Since I only just started blogging, I will begin by telling you a little bit about myself and my experience with ballet. My name is Sophie Helene Aker, I am 16 years old and am born and raised in southern Norway. I go to an international, English speaking school where I am studying the IB program.
Since the age of 5 I have been attending ballet classes at my local dance school, where I have participated in RAD examination from Primary until grade 7, my last exam being Intermediate, which I completed in 2011. I have been on two ballet courses in London, one with the Royal Academy of Dance in summer 2009, and the second with the English National Ballet in Winter 2010. I have had a few major roles, my biggest being little Clara in the Nutcracker, 2008.
Throughout my years as a dancer, I have attended different classes and types of dance, including show jazz, contemporary, funk and modern. However, ballet has been my top priority and is something that I have stuck with. I finished dancing last spring because of the pressure of my school and the lack of hours I managed to fit in practice, but I have not lost my passion for dance and that is why I am have made this blog. I want to assist dancers my own age by contributing my knowledge about ballet to an international community.
17. May 2012, Norwegian National day
I hope you will find my blog interesting and encourage you to stay tuned as there will be more entries very soon!
Until next time,