Author Archives: Maggie McNamara

About Maggie McNamara

Maggie McNamara is an assistant editor at Dance Spirit.

Vitamins 101

Dancers expect their bodies to give 100 percent, year-round—and with no time to feel tired, sick or sore, vitamins canMore »

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From the Page to the Stage

When the curtains rose on Pacific Northwest Ballet’s premiere of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker in November 2015, the audience enteredMore »

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Summer Level Letdown

You fought through your audition nerves and earned admission to your dream summer program. You managed to pack all yourMore »

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Sand Dancing

Five women in leather-soled boots sweep their feet across a sand-covered stage, accenting the music in maraca-like rhythms. With itsMore »

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Ballet Breakaway

For dancers who’ve spent their lives in pink tights, signing a big ballet company contract can seem like the be-all-end-allMore »

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We Go Together…

We’ve all gaped at those YouTube clips of dancers executing fiendish fouetté sequences, complete with doubles, triples and spot-changes, inMore »

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