julietburnett Beautiful memories of dancing as one of the Seven Sisters under Jacob Nash's majestic depiction of the Australian night sky in Stephen Page's Warumuk, a collaboration with @ausballet and @bangarradancetheatre. Solidarity to my First Australian brothers and sisters on this day. I can never bring myself to celebrate the privilege of being Australian on a day with such shameful origin. Let's #changethedate so we can all celebrate Australia Day as it should be - truly reconciled and unified. | photo by Greg Barrett 2d

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julietburnett "Imagine if you had to sit and wait while your garment was being made - would people buy as many new clothes?!" @hopelesslingerie raises a really good point - in this age of fast fashion it seems unfathomable. But if we could all see the effort and care that goes into making an item of clothing - as I had the pleasure of doing this afternoon as Gaby made me a couple of pieces for an upcoming @ausballet photo shoot - I think there'd be far less questioning about the seemingly high price for an ethically-made garment and more questioning about the ethics of fast fashion. What is a fair price? $10 for a t-shirt would probably cover little more than cost of materials. Who made your garment? How long did it take them/how many were they required to churn out in x-amount of hours? How much of that $10 do they get? Behind every piece of clothing there's a story - and unfortunately there are far too many sad ones. Choose kindly and perhaps we can all live happily ever after #ethicalfashion #hopelesslingerie @fash_rev 4d

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julietburnett The last remnants of summer nail polish sticks stubbornly to my toes; a fitting parallel as I feel like, finally, my body has gained condition again after the break. Now for a long weekend... #keepitgoing #restless #dancer #ausballet 4d

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julietburnett There must be Wilis about - the dressing room is awash with Romantic tutus #giselle #ausballet 7d

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julietburnett Homework. #giselle 1w

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julietburnett Beholding the epic masterpiece that is Sidney Nolan's 'Snake' #mofo2015 #mona 1w

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julietburnett Still a bit overwhelmed by the array of music last night at #mofo2015: from the bittersweet acid folk of Robyn Hitchcock (with the gorgeous @em_swift) to super kawaiiiiii Japanese punk chicks Shonen Knife covering Ramones classics, to Russian crime ska band Vulgargrad (featuring giant bass lute), to the dark electronic beats of Filastine with mesmerising Javanese indie songstress Nova, to my very own rockstar @nickthayer and @think__think__think tearing the Odeon Theatre up with bass-heavy party jams in an audiovisual onslaught...phew, what a night! So inspired by all the performances. Now excuse me while I run off to join a Japanese punk band #robynhitchcock #osakaramones #shonenknife #vulgargrad #filastine #nickthayer #fauxmo 1w
  •   thomasina Last time I was in the Odeon it was home to the TSO! 1w
  •   julietburnett @thomasina ah, they were playing there today, with Amanda Palmer. Wish we could've stayed for that! I hear that they're going to tear the Odeon down soon - very sad news if true. Great venue. 1w

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julietburnett @nickthayer warming up for his #fauxmo set tonight playing Gamelan Pinball Loving the Indonesian representation at #mofo2015 1w

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julietburnett Here we are, Hobart. I like your twinkling blue skies and generous breakfast servings. If you could please just be far less windy so we can check out the Architects of Air installation (closed due to wind) and also so my hair doesn't become quite such a knotted mess around my face, I'm sure it will be a grand weekend of music, art and niceness. #mofo2015 2w
  •   sophoife The market has been closed as well due to high winds @julietburnett :( At least my sheets dried in 20 minutes!! 2w
  •   cakeandmadness You must have flown in when my parents flew out. So windy! 1w

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julietburnett I had to (metaphorically) pinch myself several times today as Maina Gielgud and Fiona Tonkin taught me the famous Mad Scene from Giselle. Pictorial inspiration here from the one, the only Anna Pavlova #ausballet #giselle #dreamrole 2w
  •   matisseblue I'm coming to see Giselle this year, can't wait 2w
  •   debraluccio Wonderful! 2w
  •   thomasina I love the way ballets are passed down the generations from one dancer to the next. I know there are notational systems, but somehow I suspect they'll never supplant personal coaching. 2w
  •   kerriefew Enjoy @julietburnett 2w
  •   opiumtea Wish I could see you in it, I'm pretty sure you'll be a wonderful Giselle 2w

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julietburnett I love all animals. I am passionate about their protection. Reading up on the devastating cruelty and environmental impact of the livestock industry and the futile, wasteful torture of the cosmetic industry furthered my resolve when I first became vegetarian in 2000, and then vegan in 2013. Leading a compassionate lifestyle does not mean I am “missing out” – it’s about living a truly whole life.

When I transitioned to a vegan diet, I did a huge amount of research into what foods I should be looking out for to ensure my health, particularly as a highly active person. I was amazed to discover that many athletes actually switch to a vegan, plant-based diet when they’re in hardcore training mode! As a professional dancer, I’m hyper aware of my body and its needs, so I feel qualified to say that I’ve honestly never felt more wholesome and energetic in my life. I can feel the difference in my dancing - and it's not about *looking* a certain way, it's about *feeling* good. My biggest problem, really, has been fighting misconceptions. I guess I’m kind of used to it though, as ballet dancers are subject to this all the time! Initiatives such as Veganuary are important steps in the right direction, fighting the effect of generations of the public being misinformed. | read more at http://www.veganuary.com/people/juliet-burnett/ and be inspired by some rather famous people who have made the switch to vegan. I know there's other vegan dancers - not least Sylvie Guillem - and if you know any others, write to @weareveganuary! #vegan #veganathletes | photo by @joduck_shmuck
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  •   sirtobyc Hahaha. Next time if we manage to get the vegan potluck crew back together, we will invite u! 2w
  •   emily._.hollis Haha yes that's true!! I suppose I should get my iron intake now before becoming vegan! I am only 13 sooo maybe when I'm older also wished I lived in Australia so I could come and see ur shows! I live in NZ but I'm lucky to live somewhere where ballet is appreciated 2w
  •   julietburnett @emily._.hollis if you do it right, you'll get plenty of iron with a vegan diet! Just make sure to do lots of research or see a nutritionist that you trust. NZ is a great country - I love it there. 2w
  •   libbyjane As a Bloch ambassador, can you please ask & keep asking for vegan-friendly versions of their shoes? That would be AMAZING :) 2w
  •   katyalbny You're inspiring every day 2w
  •   julietburnett @katyalbny thank you Katy as are you, Supermum! 2w

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julietburnett The staff on duty at the CERES Nursery this afternoon were just a bit too busy clucking and scrounging in the dirt to help me out with my queries 🐓🐓 #organicgardening 2w

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julietburnett Back in the saddle . Patience is not one of my strong points #ausballet #ballet #slowlybutsurely 3w

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julietburnett BACK HOME SMILES! Sadie and I haven't been back here for 2 months! 🐇 3w

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julietburnett #Vintage 1960s shift dress, kept in the most superb condition. So rare to find! #nickandjulztenyears 3w
  •   brooke_mcglinchey Stunning dress, stunning you! Adam did a marvellous job of capturing your day. Best wishes on your Anniversary and for many more wonderful years to come 3w
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julietburnett Bush flowers from the property adorned the house, and food was served on mismatched plates from St Vinnies. Guests were asked to choose #vintage collector spoons for cake carefully as they would be taking them home as souvenirs! #nickandjulztenyears 3w

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julietburnett Together with our mums, we prepared an Anglo-Indo feast! #nickandjulztenyears 3w

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julietburnett Last Sunday, @nickthayer and I renewed the wedding vows we took 10 years ago with the blessing of family and friends. Such a special day that will surely be as etched on our hearts as our wedding. Thank you to all who made the trip to Foster and to our families @stonehouse785 @trader785 @kylewid @jasmineburnett for all your help in realising this occasion - the stunning property overlooking Wilsons Promontory, the Anglo-Indo lunch banquet, the cakes...and all-round wonderful-ness. Thank you also to @arthomasphoto for taking such beautiful photos, including this one. We are both feeling pretty darned loved up right now! #nickandjulztenyears 3w

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