Is Perfection Holding You Back? Probably. When I was pursuing dance and dancing professionally, I didn’t take chances – not most of the time anyway… I would stay in the back of the room and unless I felt I had
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.
You don’t wake up one morning and decide, I’m going to torture my body and mind by starting an eating disorder today. It’s something that develops over time. I can trace my eating disorder back to when I was 15.
Throughout the year you will inevitably have periods of time when you’re away from the studio. During those times when you’re not dancing, it might be a good opportunity to experiment with the way you eat. You should not drastically
Slow Progress? Things to consider… One of the first members of The Dancers’ Best Body Program who I’ve been working with since her enrollment has been steadily making progress towards her body goals. She has seen shifts in weight, confidence,
Spending so much time in the studio, looking in the mirror, you have a strong sense of how you look. However, what you see and what’s actually there might be two very different things. When I heard about the latest
I remember hearing this Nureyev quote, “Technique is what you fall back on when you run out of inspiration.” Now, I’m not going to disagree with Nureyev but I think when it comes to auditions – especially for professional company
Have you been working to lose weight? Do you feel bulky and struggle to achieve a longer appearance? Do these goals sometimes feel like lost causes? When you look in the mirror, it’s common and easy and it even becomes
It’s only November but already, planning is at the front of my mind. I’ve started thinking about my vision for 2017, what I’d like to accomplish and how I’d like to make a difference. This week, I’d like to help
Bottom Line: It’s up to you You have a lot of power in your life. Admittedly, it doesn’t always feel that way. This weeks challenge presents a small way to assert that power. It’s all about you. This simple switch