Author Archives: Julie Diana

About Julie Diana

A former principal with Pennsylvania Ballet, Julie Diana is the executive director of Juneau Dance Theatre in Alaska.

Making It Stick

Joffrey Ballet dancer Jeraldine Mendoza was thrilled to be cast as Juliet in Krzysztof Pastor’s Romeo and Juliet—but her excitementMore »

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Gluten-Free Craze

Gluten is a buzzword in the dance world—and the world at large. Lots of dancers are going gluten-free, hoping itMore »

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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.More »

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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 heardMore »

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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, giantMore »

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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 controlMore »

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