Articles by Kathleen McGuire
Choosing the right drink to boost performance
Sports drinks are designed to provide electrolyte replacement and energy for athletes. When dancers are working hard, these drinks—as well as natural alternatives like coconut water and fruit juice—can … Continue reading
Creating a studio policy can help prevent an emergency.
When Ballet West performed The Nutcracker at the Kennedy Center last year, they couldn’t fly every Academy student who played a party girl or soldier from Utah … Continue reading
Simple ways to prevent and relieve pesky muscle spasms.
Miami City Ballet corps de ballet dancer Christina Spigner has always suffered from foot cramps. But the problem was especially troublesome during the company’s 13-show run of … Continue reading
Is chiropractic a long-term solution or just a quick fix?
When Richmond Ballet dancer Cecile Tuzii was a student, she repeatedly injured the same ankle and couldn’t find a solution. A friend suggested she see a … Continue reading
What dancers should know when eliminating dairy, gluten or animal products from their diets
Last spring, Miami City Ballet corps de ballet dancer Chloe Freytag decided to eat vegan. With a passion for nutrition, she was … Continue reading