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.

Beyond the Spa

When most people think of massage, they imagine a luxurious, white-robed spa experience. But you don’t have to spend big … Continue reading

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No Left Turn

You’re doing a pirouette exercise in class, whipping out three or four turns to the right side. It feels easy … Continue reading

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Are You Guilty?

Let’s face it: Nobody’s perfect. Most dancers are guilty of some bad health habit, whether it’s late-night snacking or not … Continue reading

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On The Side

You’ve just earned your first professional dance job with a great, albeit small, ballet company. You’re overjoyed—until you realize your … Continue reading

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Dance Moms We Love

To celebrate Mother’s Day (May 12), we’re highlighting five well-known dancer moms and their dancing children. Their love of the … Continue reading

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Madeleine Gardella

With perfectly arched feet and a petite frame, 14-year-old Madeleine Gardella looks like a jewelry box ballerina. She stands just … Continue reading

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