New Year’s Resolutions for Dancers

Happy New Year everybody, and I'm sorry it's been so long here on the blog. It has just taken the back burner for a while due to other things and stressful situations at school and ballet. Regardless, today I want to talk to you all about New Year's Resolutions for ballet and how to set…

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Healthy Recipe — Roasted Chickpeas!

I made these roasted chickpeas, which are a super high-fiber, healthy, easy snack that any dancer can make.  Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 can chickpeas Sea salt Garlic salt Cayenne pepper Olive oil Step 1: Rinse and strain the chickpeas and slightly dry with a paper towel. Step 2: Toss chickpeas in a bowl with olive oil, garlic…

The surprising importance of the standing inner thigh

Elizabeth Murphy, a principal dancer with PNB (picture below) was guest teaching at my ballet school's summer intensive when she gave me this correction: When your leg moves in an en dehors motion during a rond de jambe or really at any time when your leg is to the back, don't let your supporting inner…

The ballerina style + fashion inspiration

Today involved lots of hard work...I went for a run for some cardio cross-training, did a ballet barre in my socks to work on my technical strength, and then did a solid 45-minute strengthening workout.  I also had physical therapy in the morning to fix a little ankle problem I've been having, and took a…

The first day back at it…

Monday.  Today is day 1 of my summer training...my summer intensive has not yet kicked into full gear, but I have a 4-classes-a-week schedule going on in addition to my cross training. Anyways, taking a full ballet class after a chunk of time off is very bittersweet. Your muscles are super, super fatigued almost immediately,…

2 Best Lunch Recipes for Dancers

I've been really getting into cooking, especially nutritious cooking, lately.  Today I will share with you two of my favorite self-created lunch recipes that are great for dancers. Extra-Creamy Superfood Smoothie Bowl This is a super-creamy smoothie bowl that is fantastic for any dancer - it is filled with vitamins and nutrients that will help…