New York City Ballet presents NEW BEGINNINGS on September 12, 2013. Filmed at sunrise on the 57th floor of 4WTC in lower Manhattan, this short film captures an extraordinary and moving performance of Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain. It is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, and a tribute to the future of the city that New York City Ballet calls home.

This is an absolutely beautiful and touching masterpiece.

I have six days left until I leave home for another home and for my second year at university. It’s odd, but not unexpected, how the last week quickly becomes the most stressful week of all. I find a rare moment of calm between packing my suitcase, wrapping up projects, meeting friends, visiting the hairdresser, doctor and the masseuse and hanging out with family.