Healthy Dancer Summer Features Alston McGill Where do you dance? Share a bit about your journey in dance. I am currently a corps de ballet member with New York City Ballet. I began dancing at age three in Savannah, Georgia.
Summer Break Anxiety Feeling anxious about time off from dance? During the summer many dancers have time off after their last performance of the season. Many dancers fear this time off. They worry about losing technique and strength, or fear
Dealing with Casting At just about every level, dancers experience the doubt and insecurity that comes with casting decisions by artistic staff. I remember back all the way to my first experience with casting in the Nutcracker at age 12.
Can Dancers Have their Cake and Eat It? Every time I present something on food or eating plans there are questions around sweets and treats. I know you enjoy sugar and maybe even the burst of energy it gives…before the
It really is amazing how time seems to fly by when you’re fully engaged and invested in what you’re doing. I know I felt that way when I was pursuing dance and I feel that way again working with dancer’s
It is so important for everyone but imho, especially important for dancers to set and work towards goals. Why is this so important for dancers? Each day we go to the studio and stare at our reflection. Yes, the mirror
I’m so thrilled to share this guest post from Tanya of Bulletproof Ballerina. She’s my go to gal for all things strength and cross – training for dancers. You can check her out here and check out some recent podcasts
“Whole Dancer” Feature : New York City Ballet Corps Dancer Jackie Bologna Hi dancers! My name is Jackie Bologna and I am beyond excited to write a post for a platform as special as the Whole Dancer. It is so
Having a pre – show eating plan is so important to help you avoid the dressing room sugar traps – hello sugar, candy, cookies, sweets! While those things are easy to pop into your mouth, they are not the best
Standing Tall When Dance Pushes You Down by Stacy West Have you ever had a teacher or choreographer who said or did something that made you feel bad about yourself or your dancing? If you are a serious dancer the