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.

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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Snap, Crackle, Pop!

Ever notice it often sounds like someone’s popping bubble wrap at the start of a ballet class? Knees click andMore »

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Dancing Forsythe

There I stood, center stage, during a performance of William Forsythe’s In the middle, somewhat elevated. Rehearsals for the balletMore »

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5 Reasons Not to Diet Through Your Teen Years

Sarah wanted to be a professional dancer. But when she turned 14, she realized her body was changing—something all teensMore »

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A Show of Hands

You’re at the ballet, and a dancer catches your eye. She’s got strength, charisma and a beautiful movement quality—but there’sMore »

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Wrap Artist

Sur le cou-de-pied (French for “on the neck of the foot”) can be so confusing. Sometimes it’s wrapped. Sometimes it’sMore »

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