Author Archives: Rachel Zar

About Rachel Zar

Rachel Zar is Dance Spirit's managing editor.

When Your Period Disappears

Nobody likes having a period. It’s messy, it’s often painful and it doesn’t go well with a leotard and tights. … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Your Body

“I Am the Bald Ballerina”

At the beginning of 2014, Maggie Kudirka was living her dream. The lifelong dancer had just made it into NYC’s … Continue reading

Posted in Off the Record, Who's Hot

Breast Assured

Girls know that growing up means growing breasts. But for dancers, going through this change can be extra awkward—especially since … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Your Body

Fresh Voices: Meet 13 Hot Young Choreographers

  Kyle Hanagami “I feel like the one thing I was brought into this world to do is choreograph,” Kyle … Continue reading

Posted in New Stories We Love, Who's Hot

Making a Floor Plan

There are tons of amazing things about conventions—the celebrity teachers, the variety of styles taught, the chance to bond with … Continue reading

Posted in Competition, How To

Around the World in 80 Pliés

James Boyd wears  through suitcases almost as quickly as he wears through jazz shoes. “I’m already on my fourth—and this … Continue reading

Posted in New Stories We Love, Uncategorized