Advice

Published November 24, 2009
Q: How often should I practice in a tutu before a performance?Joan Latham, ballet mistress at Miami City Ballet: As often as you can—especially if you’re performing a pas de deux. It helps your partner because once you’re in a tutu, he can’t see your legs and it will get in his way during li…more »
Published November 24, 2009
If I’m trying to work through a minor injury, when do I know it’s time to sit out or see a doctor?Mickey Cassella, PT, director of physical therapy services at Boston Ballet: There’s no such thing as a “minor injury” when you’re a dancer. If you have a hint of something not feeling right…more »
Published November 24, 2009
What's a girl to do when her role calls for an awkward, cumbersome costume?more »
Published November 23, 2009
Having technical issues? Suzanne Farrell Ballet dancer Amy Brandt offers advice for improving your turnout, balance and toe strength.more »
Published November 23, 2009
A few weeks before the audition, write down corrections your teacher gives you in class to help you remember what you need to work on. If you have time, take a few extra classes. Take a good arabesque photo—one that’s in focus, centered and, most importantly, reflects what you can do. (Hint: Pi…more »
Published November 20, 2009
Suzanna Farrell Ballet dancer Amy Brandt answers your questions about auditions, demi-pointe and the most strategic training routes.more »