Author Archives: Julie Diana

About Julie Diana

Julie Diana is a principal dancer with Pennsylvania Ballet. She holds a BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania and writes for various dance publications.

Making It Stick

Joffrey Ballet dancer Jeraldine Mendoza was thrilled to be cast as Juliet in Krzysztof Pastor’s Romeo and Juliet—but her excitement … Continue reading

Posted in Mind, New Stories We Love, Your Body

Gluten-Free Craze

Gluten is a buzzword in the dance world—and the world at large. Lots of dancers are going gluten-free, hoping it … Continue reading

Posted in New Stories We Love, Nutrition, Your Body

Cross-Training 2.0

George Balanchine’s Agon is one of the hardest ballets for dancers to learn, thanks mostly to its incredibly complex score. … Continue reading

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Health Myths: Busted!

Does your mom say you’ll catch a cold if you go outside with wet hair in winter? Have you heard … Continue reading

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Mastering Adagio

In Act II of Giselle, the ballerina stands center stage and dances an adagio—without a partner. She has to control … Continue reading

Posted in Ballet, How To

I Love Going Out to Eat!

You’re at a Mexican restaurant with some friends, and the food looks amazing. You see nachos smothered in cheese, giant … Continue reading

Posted in Nutrition, Your Body