Category Archives: Off the Record

When Surgery Is Your Only Option

For dancers, the decision to undergo surgery can be frightening. The time spent in recovery seems like an eternity when … Continue reading

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Dance on Wheels

Dance was always my thing. I started jazz, hip-hop, contemporary and ballet classes at age 3 at Monterey Stars in … Continue reading

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Dancing in a Shifting World

When Brilynn Rakes was two months old, her parents noticed something different about her eyes: They were constantly shaking back … Continue reading

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Bullies Didn’t Break Me

Seventeen-year-old Maya* was bullied all through middle school. Here, she shares her struggle to rise above it and move on. … Continue reading

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Starving Artist

I wish I could say I didn’t fulfill the dancer-with-an-eating-disorder cliché, but I can’t. My struggle started when I was … Continue reading

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My Body Turned On Me

I was 10 when I first knew something was wrong. I was dancing at a dress rehearsal, and suddenly, without … Continue reading

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