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.

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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Best in Class

You get all the lead roles and your teachers always ask you to demonstrate. You’ve taken top titles at competitionsMore »

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Chaînés for Days

Watching Misa Kuranaga, a principal dancer at Boston Ballet, whip through a diagonal of chaîné turns with unbelievable speed isMore »

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Working One-on-One: What to Expect From Private Lessons

When Pennsylvania Ballet corps member Elizabeth Wallace was in seventh grade, she decided to enroll in private lessons with herMore »

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