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.

The Comparison Trap

Hilary Harrison always looked up to her best friend, Kayla, the star of the Michelle Latimer Dance Academy in Colorado.More »

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The Dos and Don’ts of Cross-Training

Cross-training is a hot topic. What should you do? What shouldn’t you do? Exercising outside the studio can improve yourMore »

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On Balance: How to Nail Long Balances

Few things top that jaw-dropping moment when a ballerina hits a balance—and just stays. And when you’re over your legMore »

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Making School Work

Gone are the days when dancers had to choose between a professional career and a college education. Now, even theMore »

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Hop to It!

You’re at a performance of Giselle, watching the ballerina hop on pointe during her Act I variation like it’s theMore »

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Road Warriors: Surviving Life on Tour

Teresa Espinosa was 23 when she booked her first major world tour. It was Janet Jackson’s Velvet Rope Tour, whichMore »

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