in the garden

I like to think of my life as a garden….:):)

And in my garden I have my family, friends, ballet, and God.¬† And it certainly takes a lot to tend a garden.¬† You have to water each aspect of your garden and take care in bringing kindness to all in your garden!!¬† Think.. you would not want to grow bad things in your garden so neither in your life too!!¬† Right!!¬† Instead fill your garden with light, fuel¬†it with happiness, keep your hobbies growing as the wild flowers, tend to friends, family and most important God!!¬† You would over or underwater any flower right or water one more than the other?¬† The same thing goes for your garden too!!¬† Tend to each aspect equally!¬† God deserves just as much personal time from you¬†as your family.¬† Even if we¬†do not see him in the flesh, he is still there.¬† God has placed family, hobbies like dancing, traveling¬†or painting and so on… our lives to give our garden color!! Dare to explore and adventure out into your own¬†garden.¬† Keep it pretty,¬†clean, you and fill it with kindness after¬†all, you only have one!!

Don’t be afraid if you have not found your garden yet or if your garden is not “up to par” with others.¬† God will fill it with happy things, you just have to let Him in first!!¬† And when you do… you will see the ivy peeking through the wall!!¬† This is what¬†God does!!:):)He loves us!!:):)

Dare to try new things and fill you life’s garden with kindness, joy,¬†and happiness!!

Here is a beautiful song that really explains the relationship with God and the garden (your life) and this is one of my favorite songs by Kari Jobe!

take a listen….:):)





What inspires you in your everyday life, career, or passion?


Rhapsody pic by Ted Mehl

Inspiration is a very important necessity for my career in ballet.¬† You want to be like the people who inspire you and sometimes that makes it hard to find who you are or can be.¬† With this being said, take what inspires you or who inspires you and use it to ignite your flame and you’ll do just fine!!¬† For me, I like watching dancers that have similar qualities, but also dancers that have different qualities.¬† I like to watch dancers that tell a story or who are able to express raw emotion through movement, and to me this is inspiring!!¬† One of my biggest inspirations is my family and God.¬† My mommy and my daddy really have taught me so much in life.¬† My daddy is the hardest worker I know!¬† He taught me that personal hard work can make even the smallest light shine!! ūüôā¬† And I am so very thankful to God for him.¬† He was there from the very beginning and worked so hard with his own hands to keep me dancing!!¬† He even just finished designing and building his own motorcycle too!!¬†¬†He inspires me to work as hard as him in my craft, ballet!! ūüôā My mommy is one of the most beautiful inside and out!!¬† God definitely placed her in my life when I need someone to lean on!¬† I look up to her everyday because seeing the smile on her face when I dance is what makes me light up with joy too!!¬† True beauty lies within and that’s for sure!!¬† When I was younger, I would always watch these amazing ballerinas on old video tapes.¬† For me it was so special to have someone that talented to look up to!¬† I never thought about it then, but now that I am older dancing and performing¬†it so special to see even just one face light up!¬† “It’s the little things that make me do what I do!!” ūüôā



pic by Shannon Reed

This year my studio that I used to train is performing Cinderella.¬† This ballet is special to me because it was the first ballet that I had my on “solo” part in.¬† I was Cinderella’s cat, and you know I love my kitty cats.¬† This year a younger student has been so excited to have been cast as the cat in Cinderella, knowing that I too was once the kitty cat!!¬† This makes me so happy to know I have inspired another little dancer!! ūüôā My teacher who danced at NBS (Canada’s National Ballet School) and Tulsa Ballet, has always been an inspirations to me!!¬† She taught my first ballet class and I remember thinking, “I don’t know how I am going to do it yet, but I want to be like her, I want to be a ballerina!!”¬† As I kept dancing through the years I learned so much from her and all my amazing teachers.¬† Of course my “thing” was always having bent knees in my arabesque!!¬† haha, still is a little!! ūüôā Working on it!!¬† One of the most important things I learned from her was to never be shy!¬† She would always say, “Kira, it does not matter if you are the smallest one in the class, just do your thing and stand in the front of the class.¬† And always be bright before every performance.¬† My first performance of Clara in the Nutcracker was so magical because of her and what inspires me most about her is the fact that she is such a lady of God!!


Seeing younger dancers look up to me reminds me of when I was in their place and that little wink or glance you receive from an older dancer is so special, especially at that age.  You are so willing and for me watching others dancers inspires me to be the best that I can be.  And if I can inspire younger or older generations, that makes me feel purpose.  And that is what inspires me!!

I never imagined that I would be an inspiration to others.  I perform onstage in front of hundreds of people, my family, and God.  And when my dance is over or I finish the ballet, I always thank God for dancing with me through every step, every movement, like He is right there with me.  This makes it so much more fun, through every pirouette He is there too!!  Even if it is just one person out of an audience of hundreds that smiles or feels joy or emotion through my dancing, I know I have done my job.  To be an inspiration, to work hard, feel the burn, and to fly onstage is why I dance!!

Some of the ballerinas who have inspired me since I started dancing have something different about each dancer.¬† Joy Womack is an American ballerina who moved to Russia to dance because it was her dream to receive Russian training and dance in a company there,¬†and I admire that!¬† She went for what so wanted and that is amazing!!¬† I am a strong believer of doing what makes you happy in life!!¬† I believe God created us to use or passions to our fullest ability, this is what makes us beautiful humans!!¬† Lauren Lovette is with¬†New York City Ballet, my favorite ballet company in the USA!!¬† She is such a fun dancer to watch, always joyful and always true to herself!!¬† Alina Cojocaru, she is very special to me, a true artist and¬†so kind hearted onstage!!¬†¬†Alina was one of the first ballerina’s I started watching on video along with Polina Seminova!!¬† I absolutely love Dana Benton’s dancing!¬† I had the opportunity to see her perform Petite Mort and¬†take her class!!¬† She inspires me to dance the best I can dance, to be bright, break limits and though she be small she is mighty!! ūüôā

(check them out):

  • Alina Cojocaru
  • Caitlin Hoffman
  • Dana Benton
  • Lauren Lovette
  • Polina Seminova
  • Maria Kochetkova
  • Marianela Nunez
  • Joy Womack (Joy has a youtube, she vlogs her life as an American¬†ballerina in Russia! Check it out, it’s pretty cool!!)

Here is a clip of one of my favorites ballerinas from Colorado Ballet, Dana Benton



Berry Pink Smoothie


I love smoothies so very much!!  I have one every morning before I dance!!  And this smoothie is the perfect little sweet treat to get your morning started!  It adds a little punch to your day!!  This smoothie makes me think of the famous pink milkshake dump over Kenickie from Greese.  Rizzo would not dump my pink smoothie!!


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  • 6 ripe strawberries
  • half of a banana
  • half a cup of raw roasted¬†cashews (I like to use cashews that have been roasted and lightly salted with seas salt)
  • juice of one lime, freshly squeezed is always better
  • two table spoons of local honey


  • once you have all your ingredients together blend in a blender or ninja for 2 minutes!
  • makes two servings

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Baby Spring Salad


You may know or may not know, I love salads very much!!  And since the springtime season (my favorite season) has started, I would like to share with you one of my all-time favorite salads!  During the springtime mini strawberries  and snap peas are the best at least in Colorado!! Snap peas add a great crunch and a little extra sweetness to this salad, that is why I like them!!  Strawberries add color and sweetness too!! I love to have this salad before I dance because it has a lot of color in it which makes it perfect for spring!!  And is not to filling which makes it nice to have right before dancing!  Small but mighty!!

It is simple but sweet!!




  • Organic baby spring mix 2 cups(I like to get the box by simple truth, they sell all kinds of mixed salads only it is all fresh and in a giant box!! Perfect for those who eat lots of salad!!)¬† They always have great deals on it too, you cant miss it!!:)
  • a handful of fresh mint
  • two perfect pinches of fresh thyme
  • about 12 large strawberries sliced however you please
  • 1/4 cup walnuts chopped (or if your like me, throw in a little more because ya like things nutty:)!!)
  • 1/4 purple onion finely diced

Strawberry Balsamic Dressing

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove
  • two tablespoons local honey
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • a pinch of ground white pepper
  • a little less than half a cup of extra virgin olive oil


  • Toss together and enjoy!!

Beautiful, colorful, and loads of health!!




March 29, 2017



One of my favorite photos by Joel Hawkins!!

Keep dreaming and keep jumping!! and pointing your toes!!  :);)

also today is my birthday, the 29th of March!!  I wrote this early this morning and just had to add some fun picture above, featuring my feet!! and now I am just posting it much later in day  because I had to do so much today and had day filled with birthday wishes with my mommy and daddy!! I think when your reading this it will probably be March 30th!!  bahaha!! I had the most amazing day and I had the blessing to see a Christian ballet company perform called, Ballet 5:8!!  it was truly inspiring with beautiful dancers, and a beautiful message!! a day filled with laughter, family, Jesus, ballet, and locking myself out of my car; bahaha funny story!! I could not ask for a more blessed birthday!! best birthday wishes from Jesus!!




Forever on the Throne!! ūüôā

I used to be really scared of what people would think of me and I was a very shy person and still am a little bit,¬†but I used to try to be perfect for other people and most of all try to be perfect for God.¬† I used to think that this is what makes a “godly” whole human.¬† Until God really lifted a weight off my shoulders.¬† And that weight was myself.¬† I now let myself be much more open and engage in what life throws my way, knowing that just being me and wearing my crown that my Savior Jesus Christ placed on my head is enough.

Do not let your peers compare you to other people’s successful lives and make you think that you too have to do exactly what they are doing just to be happy.¬† Don’t think, “oh hey, if they are happy successful because they chose that path, then I should do the same.”¬† No!! Their success story is not the same as yours.

I am happy for the people when they reach their lifetime goal or when they achieve something they have been working on their whole life because that is what God planned for them.¬† That is their story.¬† And I know that all I need and ever want to do is dance on the path the God has for me!!¬† God will put you in your happiest place.¬† Keep doing you and keep dreaming!! ūüôā Laugh, run, skip, jump, and free fall into what you know best!!¬† If it brings you joy then in the most efficient and healthy way, that is all you need.¬† You don’t need perfection or fall into someone else’s footsteps to be happy.¬† I want to be a ballerina that inspires others to do what they love.¬† Just take in Jesus, family, good health and all the¬†laughter and smiles you can get!¬† To me life is all about experience and I want to take it all in, as much as I can.¬† I love going on a hike with my daddy and¬†taking in the crisp Colorado air that God breaths too.¬† I love laughing non-stop with my mommy and playing cards with family.¬† Even the smallest things in life make you who you are!

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I¬† live a much more free life, knowing that I am filling it¬†with¬†strength and lots of dancing and this makes me happy.¬† I get to run around in pointe shoes all day and who wouldn’t want to do that!!¬† Sure it is hard at times and I have put myself through pain at times, danced when I was sick, and have had a surgery on my left ankle but nothing scares me knowing that I have God on my side.¬† I mean, what else have we got to loose after all; God gifted us with the best reward in the end: freedom and eternity in His kingdom forever.¬†¬†And¬†hearing that makes me scared of nothing!!:)¬† That is magic right there and that is all I need!!¬† Knowing that I can run, leap, and soar without falling and that I am forever in His arms is the most fearless feeling ever….and I want to be fearless!! How could anyone be scared if you have that feeling!!

Forever is a feeling and forever is God!! ūüôā¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

Check out this video by one of my favorite artists Kari Jobe.¬† She is a beautiful singer/songwriter and God really gifted her with beautiful soul!¬†¬†Her video of¬† ‘Forever’ has a perfect message about how God is forever close to you in your own individual needs and how He forever reigns!!¬† Check the link out above!!:)


Voila!! There you go!!…and that is what makes God happy: You just beautiful, You:)!!¬† Hear His voice, “always remember, my child and do not forget who I created you to be!!:) Hope you enjoyed!! Lots of love!!:):)



~Kira :):)