Jess Spinner (JS): What’s your background in dance? Dawn Smith-Theodor (DS-T) : My mom had a dancing school in Ohio so I danced before I was born. I moved to New York and danced for Henry Letang who at the
Staying Body Positive We’ve all been there – innocently warming up for class and a friend unleashes her hatred, onto herself. She’s looking in the mirror and starts to pick apart her body and appearance. She says her butt has
I started dancing when I was really young. I asked my mom to bring me to a dance studio when I was only three and since she noticed I enjoyed moving and listening to music, she looked for a dance school
Nutrition education: The Missing Gap in a Dancer’s Training by Leah Brandstetter, The Whole Dancer Intern Aspiring professional dancers go through a lot of training–technique classes, variations, pointe, pas de deux, conditioning, pilates, contemporary, private lessons/coaching, summer intensives…all to become
The Mental Preparation for Performance The time leading up to a performance is a critical opportunity to condition yourself for success. It’s surprising that more ballet companies and schools don’t focus more on the mental components of a good performance.