Successful ballet dancers all share one trait: a relentless determination to improve. To close out 2012, Pointereached out to dancers we covered this past year to find out their resolutions for the next one.


Name: Shelby Elsbree

Company: Royal Danish Ballet

Rank: Corps de ballet


Resolutions:  “My resolutions seem to stay pretty consistent each year: pursuing another language (French) and blogging more, among others. But this coming year, I am also going to really try to focus on pursuing my goals and dreams while enjoying ‘living in the now.’ I see a lot for my future, and I’m excited for upcoming opportunities I have in store, but I also need to remember how important it is to invest in the gift of ‘now’ as it comes and goes so quickly. That is after all, why they call it ‘the present.’ ”


More Shelby: Read our Dancer Spotlight on Shelby, and check out her recipes for Breakfast Quinoa, and Spiced Granola