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How Teaching Reframed My View of My Body Image

I still distinctly remember trying on my very first recital costume when I was 5. I went crying to my mother because my thighs didn’t fit in the legs of the leotard and they were being squashed by the elastic.

Little did I know that this would be the first of many experiences I would have with my body being ‘wrong’ for dance.

I have spent my whole life in front of the mirror.

I started dancing when I was 4 years old and I absolutely fell in love with being in the studio and learning how to perform on stage. Continue reading


Body Image and Eating Concerns in the Dance Industry

I was recently sitting over a heaping pile of pasta speaking to my boyfriend about the dance industry. He was asking me to explain more about the pressure to be extremely skinny. I told him the following story:

An Apple is 60 Calories Continue reading