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.

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

Posted in New Stories We Love, Uncategorized

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

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

Posted in Health, Your Body

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

Posted in Health, Your Body