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.

Best in Class

You get all the lead roles and your teachers always ask you to demonstrate. You’ve taken top titles at competitions … Continue reading

Posted in Mind, Your Body

Working One-on-One

When Pennsylvania Ballet corps member Elizabeth Wallace was in seventh grade, she decided to enroll in private lessons with her … Continue reading

Posted in New Stories We Love, Uncategorized

Dancing Robbins

I’ve just made my entrance in Jerome Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun, stepping onstage into a set designed to look … Continue reading

Posted in Ballet, How To

When I Grow Up

Do you ever wonder about life after dance? Whether you’ve been dancing for two years or two decades, the time … Continue reading

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Perfect Piqués

It’s the end of class, and you’re whipping through a diagonal of piqué turns. You spin across the floor as … Continue reading

Posted in Ballet, How To

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

Posted in Health, Uncategorized, Your Body