Finding the balance between health and body positivity

Most dancers I know are pretty obsessed with health: myself included. As people with such a physically demanding lifestyle, it is important that we are well-nourished and energised to get through each day, perform at our best, and avoid injuries. Dance as a profession also demands an especially slim physique, so dancers are usually keen…

What’s the big- or not so big- deal with eating disorders in ballet?

“In fact, let’s use office workers as an example. Imagine that your place of work decided that there was to be a uniform, and that uniform was a leotard and pink tights. Every day, you went into work in this unforgiving uniform, and compared yourself to everyone else wearing the exact same thing. Your differences are hugely magnified this way.”