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.

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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Dancing Robbins

I’ve just made my entrance in Jerome Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun, stepping onstage into a set designed to lookMore »

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When I Grow Up: Dance Careers Beyond the Stage

Do you ever wonder about life after dance? Whether you’ve been dancing for two years or two decades, the timeMore »

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Beyond the Spa

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

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