Dancers are highly disciplined by nature. But young performers sometimes fall into bad habits without even realizing it. Or they focus so completely on getting results that they simply ignore the consequences. Take a look at our list of all-too-common risky behaviors—you might see your reflection in the mirror.
Ballet dancers have nearly 100 percent injury rates. From minor sprained ankles to major bone breaks, nearly everyone faces time away from the stage sooner or later. The good news? Recovering from an injury doesn’t have to be a career setback. It can actually make you stronger, as these dancers discovered when they coped with the long, difficult journey back to the stage.