Author Archives: Gretchen Schmid

About Gretchen Schmid

When I was five, I convinced my mother to let me start ballet classes by holding on to the side of a table to do "barre" every day, and I've danced ever since. During my senior year of high school, I auditioned for a few trainee programs with ballet companies, but ultimately decided to go to college when I was accepted into my top choice school, Columbia University. I'm currently a freshman studying Arabic and history, dancing with Columbia Ballet Collaborative and taking the subway to the Dance Spirit office three times a week, where I love being an intern!

Hydration Help

We all know drinking water is important for dancers, especially when the temperature is sky-high and you’re soaked in sweat … Continue reading

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Dancing with Diabetes

Olivia Mendez, 15, has a big dream: She wants to become a professional commercial dancer one day. And with her … Continue reading

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Flying High at the Oscars

How would you like to perform acrobatic dance routines in front of Hollywood A-listers while the rest of America watches … Continue reading

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Back to Boston

I took a bus back to my home state of Massachusetts this weekend to escape from the city for a … Continue reading

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Dancing All Night Long

What do you get when you combine free food, live music, a night of dancing with friends, and a whole … Continue reading

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