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.

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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Kiss and Tell

When Galen Hooks danced with Ne-Yo at the 2010 American Music Awards, they paused mid-routine—and kissed. “It was the firstMore »

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Warming Up

When it comes time to perform, you can’t wait to be onstage. But preparing for a show takes more thanMore »

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