calgary dancers find true love on the stage
The young man\'s acrobatic power combines the elegance and precision of the lithe female dancers, creating a perfect picture of the extraordinary beauty and art.
But if you need any proof that these Alberta Ballet dancers are ordinary people in daily life, look at the blankets a few feet away. A nine-month-
Old girl, her dark hair gathered on a lovely topof-
The Crown ponytail mumbled in her heart.
Her mother, Reilly McKinley, is spying on Jules, even though she was suspended in the air accompanied by her husband and dancer, Kelly McKinley.
\"I\'m still on maternity leave, but I like to come to the studio to get back in shape,\" said the 31-year-old. year-
Old etonville, a native product, washed.
\"Also, it\'s weird not to spend my days with Kelly.
\"For Riley, who has been working with Alberta Ballet for more than a decade, these studios are located in the heart of the city.
The city is more than just a place to earn a living and hone her dance skills.
This is a sanctuary of love.
Romantic, family, platonic.
Blooming all year roundround.
\"This is a room full of uncles and aunts,\" she said of company members who lined up to play with cherubic during rehearsal breaks, rosy-cheeked Jules.
\"Mildred also comes every day,\" she said. year-
Old toy fox terrier, the company\'s long-time mascot.
\"It\'s a real family affair.
\"Today is Valentine\'s Day, but celebrating love seems to be a daily event in what Alberta Ballet has called home\'s historic buildings for most of its 54 years.
The six dancers posing for pictures are loyal couples who feel the excitement of attraction both inside and outside the dance floor.
For the McKinley, the initial connection was in 2008 when they met during the rehearsal of The Nutcracker.
\"He\'s my flower Knight,\" said Riley, who was paired with the \"Spice Girl\" who was then called a company resident.
\"Kelly, a native of Edmonton, 17
The veteran of the Alberta Ballet said that it was when they started talking at the training ground that sparks flew.
\"We learned that we like the same music and have a lot of other things in common,\" 35-year-old.
They also share an understanding of the more unique requirements of their profession, such as warm hugs, and sometimes exchange warm kisses with other dancers on stage.
\"One of my real good friends is Juliet of Kelly\'s Romeo,\" Reilly recalls with a smile . \".
\"They pose like this and kiss over and over again.
She kept saying to me, \"I\'m sorry! Sorry!
After every kiss
For Jennifer Gibson, her love with Eli Barnes is not exactly the same --at-first-
The 29-year-old actor said: \"We are all Substitutes. we are rehearsing this very intense work . \"year-
Old Gibson is from cargarganan, and her twin sister Alexandra is also dancing with the Alberta Ballet.
\"He\'s always laughing. I don\'t know who this kid is,\" Gibson said . \" He admitted that he was a more serious and thoughtful soul.
\"This is not your Disney --fall-for-the-prince moment.
However, when the two started chatting on a post, the trend quickly changed --
Social parties at work
\"We found that we all like reading and cooking,\" Gibson said . \" He has lived with Barnes for three years.
\"One thing I like about Jane is that she\'s a nerd,\" said Barnes, 28, a native of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
\"She likes science fiction.
Fei, Lord of the rings, she watched American football with me.
You can\'t just see someone wearing a pink tights and figure to know that.
\"They are often asked how it feels to be 24/7 with their life partner.
\"We know it won\'t work for some people,\" Gibson said . \".
\"But for a ballerina, it\'s good to have an important person who knows what you\'re going through every day and what requirements you have for your body and mind.
They have so much in common, and that makes things fresh, says Barnes.
\"We talked about what we were reading, and we worked together on the New York Times crossword puzzle.
Our relationship is not just dancing.
As for Valentine\'s Day, Gibson says she receives enough bouquets on stage every year, so the \"drama\" of the day is unnecessary.
\"For us, sitting on the couch and having a good drink was our idea of a perfect date.
Also Haina Gutierrez could not imagine life without her husband and dance partner always in front of her eyes.
\"Being with garlitte is the best thing I \'ve ever had,\" said garlitte Grott, 37, a native of Edmonton who joined the company in 2010 of the same year.
\"I like to be with him.
Six years married now, three. year-
Matteo, the old son, took a year to realize that they wanted to live together.
\"When we met, we were all in other relationships for a long time --
Groat, 27, said he had learned to speak the native language of his Cuban wife.
\"We became good friends first.
\"When Gutierrez watched her friend perform on the stage one night, everything changed.
\"I like his movements and the expressions in his eyes,\" she said of the moment she saw Grott in a different light.
\"I went back to my apartment and thought, \'Wow, I think I like this guy.
Although she seems to be in the first throes of infatuation when it comes to her long-time partner, Gutierrez admits she doesn\'t care too much about Valentine\'s Day.
\"We celebrate \'us\' every Friday night,\" she said \'. \".
\"We got a bottle of wine and although we have been together all day, we have a lot to talk about.
Valentine\'s Day is just another day of love. \"For these high
February 14 is usually a busy working day.
\"We usually have performances because people like to go out and watch ballet,\" said Kelly McKinley, who performed on the show called de. Vi. ate from Feb. 13 to 16.
When they had a rare holiday, his wife for nearly four years said that the perfect Valentine\'s Day was to cook dinner together at home, snuggle up and watch the Westminster dog show together, and of course, Mildred. “How romantic!
She said with a smile, it proves that although the Alberta Ballet dancers may spend the day at the foot point, they are down-to-earth.
\"It\'s really the best thing when you get up all day and the baby goes to bed.