Don't Miss the School at Steps' Injury Prevention Workshop
Don't let this be you! (photo by Erin Baiano)
It's April, which means that you are CRAZY right now: rehearsing for year-end performances, prepping for Regionals, getting ready for summer intensives. Given the stress all that insanity puts on your body, it's also the time of year when you're most likely to find yourself sidelined by—gulp—an injury.
And that's why each spring, The School at Steps mounts its fantastic Injury Prevention Workshop. Sponsored by Dance Spirit (yay!), the event features a panel of experts from the fields of health and fitness who want to help you live your best dancer life—minus things like sprains, strains and stress fractures.
This year's panel includes dancer Kurt Froman (a former New York City Ballet dancer currently performing in An American in Paris); podiatrist John Brummer; nutritionist Rachel Fine; stretch instructor Jessica Howard; and representatives from The Harkness Center for Dance Injuries and the Upper West Side Wellness Center. It is, in other words, SUPER LEGIT.
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
Dance Spirit's 2019 Cover Model Search finalists: Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit's Fall 2019 cover. Learn more about the dancers on their profile pages, and then vote for your favorite below. You can vote once a day now through July 15.
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Isabella Boylston in "The Bright Stream" (Rosalie O'Connor, courtesy American Ballet Theatre)
Beloved by ballet fans for her lucid technique and onstage effervescence, by her Instagram followers for the deftly curated photos and videos she shares of her glamorous life, and by fangirl Jennifer Garner for all of the above, American Ballet Theatre principal Isabella Boylston is one of the rare ballet stars who's achieved mainstream fame. A native of Sun Valley, ID, Boylston trained at the Academy of Colorado Ballet and the Harid Conservatory before joining the ABT Studio Company in 2005. She entered the main company as an apprentice in 2006, and attained principal status in 2014. In addition to her successes with ABT, where she dances nearly every major ballerina role, Boylston has served as artistic director of the annual Ballet Sun Valley Festival, which brings high-level performances and classes to her hometown. And speaking of famous Jennifers: Boylston recently appeared as Jennifer Lawrence's dance double in the film Red Sparrow. Catch her onstage with ABT as Manon, Odette/Odile, and Princess Aurora during the company's Metropolitan Opera House season this summer in NYC. —Margaret Fuhrer