There are an abundance of recipe websites these days. Lately, I’ve been finding tons of inspiration from dancer food blogs. They’re smart and beautiful and prove that dancers do indeed eat AND eat well.

While each of these dancers takes a unique approach to food and the way they share it, they’re all committed to fueling their bodies healthfully and mindfully. Check these out! Is there anyone I’ve missed? Share in the comments!


Bayerisches Staatsballet dancer Jeanette Kakareka’s website Ballerina & Home

Not just recipes, Jeanette also shares life musings for dancers and non – dancers alike. Check out her Cauliflower Soup Recipe here on The Whole Dancer blog and an easy porridge recipe on her own blog.

Instagram @jeanettekakareka



Photo of Janelle by Pari Dukovic

New York City Ballet Dancer Jenelle Manzi’s Functional Food Blog : jenellemanzi.com

Currently Jenelle has tons of sweet indulgences posted but here’s the good news – these are low sugar, super smart, “functional” foods. They’re perfect to satisfy your sweet tooth and help your body recover after a long day of dancing. I’m planning to make these “Maca Cacao Magic Cookies” ASAP!

I have it on good authority that Jenelle will be expanding to more savory dishes soon as I had the chance to sit down with her and have a chat that will be shared with all of you very soon!

Instagram @jenellemanzi



San Francisco Ballet Dancer Natasha Sheehan’s blog tippytoegirl.com

Photo of Natasha by Zachariah Epperson

It’s clear just by reading her blog that Natasha’s food knowledge is expansive and she also shared all about it over inĀ The Whole Dancer Facebook Group (you have to join the group to view the video).

On her blog you can find snack, smoothie and meal ideas that will boost your energy and your dancing.

She describes her eating style as “plant – based” but does eat some animal foods.

Check out this related post :   A Video Chat : The Dancer' Best Body Program Experience

Instagram @tippytoegirl

Aspiring Professional Ballet Dancer Alexandra McMaster’s Plant – Based Food blog ballerinabites.org

Photo of Alexandra by Elly Ford at Energetiks Dancewear

Alexandra covers the full gamut of recipes from breakfast to dinner to everything in between including genius creations like “Natures Gatorade”.

She created Ballerina Bites after making the decision to commit to a “Whole Foods Lifestyle”. It’s helped her learn the importance of giving her body the proper nutrients – love that!

I personally can’t wait to make her Matcha Vanilla Cupcakes!

Alexandra also shares all her food on instagram @ballerina_bites



Recipe Resources for Dancers

Jess Spinner

Jess is a former professional ballet dancer turned Holistic Health, Nutrition, and Lifestyle Coach for high level dancers. She founded The Whole Dancer in 2015 after identifying a greater need for balance, wellness and support in the dance world. Since The Whole Dancer was founded, Jess has worked with 100's of dancers worldwide at top companies and schools. She has been featured in or written for Dance Magazine, Dance Teacher Magazine, Pointe Magazine, and Dance Spirit Magazine.

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