Archive for March 2010

Why We LOVE Mr. Arpino and the Joffrey

Date Advice from MR A from fabrice calmels on Vimeo. This is exactly why we love Mr. Arpino and why we love the company he created.  He made ballet accessible to people, and here he is telling it like it is!  You don’t have to be rich and sophisticated to like ballet….you just need to... Read more »

Adult Beginner Ballet? Me? YES....Come Dance With Fabrice Calmels

Let me guess….everyone you know is either on a diet, been on a crazy diet, or is one of many people that forces themselves to exercise even if they hate it.  We live in a culture that emphasizes the “fit” and beautiful, but there are so many ways to be healthy inside AND out that... Read more »

Performing In Miami

So here we are in warm and sunny weather, performing at the ARSHT theatre in Miami.  We are here for two performances, and last night I had one of the most amazing performance.  The theater is massive and offers far more room on stage than most theatres.  What a treat for me, lol.  I woke... Read more »

Richard Dayhoff Promotional Video Part 2

Here’s part two of my promotional video for Richard Dayhoff’s Performance Underwear.  You can watch part one again here.  And make sure to keep reading to know more about Richard… Richard Dayhoff promo part 2 from Sasha Fornari on Vimeo. The name Richard Dayhoff is synonymous with timeless simplicity in the high-fashion world of apparel. A... Read more »

The Joffrey Ballet Reality Show???

Hahaha…now a reality show?? Really?  Apparently the Joffrey is in talks to take itself onto a new stage…that of reality television!  “First position” will give viewers a behind the scenes look at the world of the Joffrey trainees.  So I’m curious, what do you think?? According to the article in the Sun Times, ”it will... Read more »

So You Think You Can Dance Chicago?

The famous show is in Chicago at the Cadillac Theater today, auditioning for its next season.  It’s exciting to see dance represented on mainstream television, and “So You Think You Can Dance” is certainly a reason why so many more people are being exposed to dance and why so many today see dance from a... Read more »

Modeling for Richard Dayhoff

I am so excited to introduce Richard Dayhoff’s premium performance underwear.  After meeting with him for a few modeling shots, I actually started wearing his product during rehearsals because they were so sporty.  The fabric is stretchy and very soft, and the last thing you want to do is feel uncomfortable…you should be focused on... Read more »

Teaching a Master Class at the Joffrey Today

I wanted to let everyone know I’ll be teaching an intermediate/advanced master class at the Joffrey this morning at 11:00am.  Hahaha, I have been with the Joffrey for 8 years now and am stressing a bit to be teaching my first official master class at the Joffrey.  It would be great to have you and... Read more »

JSmooth and LXD

I just wanted to share some great news….one of the artists I love to feature on 30secondsofdance, JSmooth, is now a part of LXD (the Legion of Extraordinary Dancers).  I always loved this guy and knew that he would make it far.  The trick is to always put yourself out there, work hard, and of... Read more »

The Joffrey Performing Tonight In West Palm Beach

So here we are…we made it safely to West Palm Beah, not without some trouble, but we’re here nevertheless.  I admit I am really excited to be here, for two reasons in particular.  The first reason is that I am excited to be dancing Mr. Arpino’s “Reflections”.  I keep him deep in my heart and... Read more »