I’m Sorry I Said I Was Fat

Unless you have thigh gap and clearly defined collar bones, OR you've done some strong personal affirmation work, as a dancer you WILL worry about your weight. Even being super thin already is not a

Be ALL of Your Real Self

Recently Kirsten of Twin Talks Ballet, a very successful ballet focused YouTube channel, created a video where she said she had begun to regret using New Age and all inclusive language in her videos. For

Becoming a Professional Dancer

I grew up hearing that the top rank of dancers were professionals. When my first ballet teacher talked about professional dancers she meant dancers who could be quiet back stage, who knew their parts, who

Amateur Ballet Dancer Goes Pro

I'm in a professional ballet company! OH MY GOODNESS! It is only for the summer, and I'm not getting paid, but I get to dance all day in a professional setting, and I got a scholarship,

Kate Weeks: Nobody’s Perfect, We Live and Learn

Kate Weeks trains at the Clytie Adams School of Ballet. She is attending Ballet West's Summer Intensive this summer. Why do I dance? You think it would be easier to put into words. I find

2019 Pointe Shoe Schoalrship Winner: Maecy Ashmore

Congratulations Maecy! You essay was thoughtful and moving. My art is who I am. Without being able to dance, I do not think that I would have the values that I have today. How do