Harsh Criticism and Feedback in Dance From the time you start taking dance seriously, the focus is honed in on technique. Your teachers help you to work out all the little technical details . The best teachers create an environment
OKC Dancer Madeleine Purcell “Healthy at Home”
Healthy at Home with Madeleine Purcell Madeleine Purcell trained at Connecticut Dance School before being accepted to ABT’s JKO School, where she trained for three years. She spent a final year training in the Balanchine style at Ballet Academy East.
Using your Voice
Self-Expression in the Studio and in Life As a dancer, you might have decided that movement is your most effective form of self-expression. It may very well be. But there is more power within you, and when you start using
Eat with Ease during Quarantine
Creating your Custom Dancer’s Meal Plan You have very specific needs as a dancer and in our current situation, being intentional with food is going to support you in so many ways. By making healthy, intentional choices you’re going to
The Evolution of Body Image
Please note, this post contains details of a journey through negative body image and disordered eating. If you’re triggered by that subject matter, please do not read. It starts… It started when I was 13. I’m not sure I had
Summer Intensive Prep Part II : Getting Noticed
Summer Intensive Prep Part II : Show up with Confidence + Get Noticed When you head off to intensive, whether it’s your first or your fifth, it’s a valuable time to make contacts for your future career aspirations. If you’re
The great cake debate
Can Dancers Have Their Cake and Eat It? Dancers and sugar: some key considerations. Every time I present something on food or eating plans, there are questions around sweets and foods you might currently categorize as treats. You might enjoy
Set goals to go further.
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
Your pre – performance food and fuel plan!
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
Meet the Interns : Rebecca King Ferraro and Julia Guiheen
Both Rebecca King Ferraro and Julia Guiheen have moved on to incredible next steps on their career paths since interning with The Whole Dancer. Rebecca has her own digital marketing agency and Julia writes for Pointe Magazine. Miami City Ballet