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.

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 yourMore »

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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 notMore »

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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 theMore »

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Pain in the…

Every dancer, at some point, is faced with physical pain. Fractured bones, inflamed tendons and muscle strains seem to comeMore »

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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 justMore »

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Big Fish in a Little Pond

If you’re a talented small-town ballet student, you’ve probably wondered: Should I leave my local studio to study at aMore »

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