Inside The Life of a Professional Ballerina: Abigail Simon

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BB: I’ve understood from other dancers that having a career in professional ballet included many hours of rehearsal and classes.  What is your typical work schedule for a week?

Monday-Saturday,sometimes Sunday depending on my rehearsal schedule I take a one hour and 30 min ballet class. I also do physical therapy; Gyrotonics and Pilates at least three times a week to maintain a strong core. Then I usually have a protein shake to heal my body and maintain strong muscles. After that, I sometimes  rehearse until 6pm with a 1 hour break; it depends on how many pieces you’re in.

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