ballet, injury prevention, The Pennsylvania Ballet

The Bar(re) is My Bestfriend: Coming Back From an Injury

Today was the first day at the Pennsylvania Ballet's summer intensive! I have attendedΒ my fair share of ballet summer intensives over the years. Eight different programs, to be exact, and this summer will be my ninth. Fortunately, I have never suffered from a serious injury while entering into any of my past programs, but sadly… Continue reading The Bar(re) is My Bestfriend: Coming Back From an Injury

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ballet, injury prevention, The Pennsylvania Ballet

This Is Why Ballerinas Don’t Say “Break a Leg”

Luckily, I didn't break my leg *knocks on wood*...and hopefully I never will! But I did happen to sprain my ankle the night before a performance. My foot slipped and cracked on stage during dress rehearsal, and in an instant, all of my hard work put in for months and months for the show was… Continue reading This Is Why Ballerinas Don’t Say “Break a Leg”

ballet, heath & nutrition, injury prevention

The Importance of Cross-Training

It is almost that time of year again; the time to break out the warm ups and break in the pointe shoes! September signifies new beginnings throughout the world of dance, and while it is crucial to start focusing your time on training, rehearsing, and performing, an essential, yet surprisingly over-looked activity that can greatly… Continue reading The Importance of Cross-Training

ballet, heath & nutrition, injury prevention

Listen to Your Body

Whether you sprint down soccer fields, throw that first pitch of the game, jog across the basketball courts or leap off into the wings on stage, you know, probably first-hand, what injuries are like and how they are totally not fun. Injuries can come in all different shapes, sizes, and levels of severity. A few… Continue reading Listen to Your Body