Author Archives: Kathleen McGuire

About Kathleen McGuire

Former ballet dancer Kathleen McGuire is a freelance writer based in Pittsburgh, PA.

The Big Benefits of Going Small

“I remember declaring at age 13 that if I didn’t get into Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet or New … Continue reading

Posted in New Stories We Love, Uncategorized

Audition Troubleshooting

At this time of year, summer program auditions can feel all-consuming. There’s tons of pressure to get into the intensive … Continue reading

Posted in New Stories We Love, Uncategorized

Dancing Bournonville

When I first started learning August Bournonville’s Flower Festival in Genzano pas de deux as a young student, I figured … Continue reading

Posted in Ballet, How To

Raising the Barre on Studio Snacks

When Julia Erickson and Aaron Ingley fell in love with dance—and each other—they had no idea their passion would result … Continue reading

Posted in Branch Out, Who's Hot

The Truth About Your Breasts

Breast development is uncomfortable for every teen, but it can be especially traumatic for dancers. While you can hide behind … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Your Body