Tag: body image

Kathryn Morgan Opens Up About Body Image in Ballet

Kathryn Morgan is on a mission to change the dance field. The Miami City Ballet soloist and Dance Spirit advice columnist appeared on the “Today” Show on February 27 where she openly discussed the challenges of body image and mental health in dance. Two days later, Morgan took to her own YouTube channel to dig […]

Watch Ballerina Kathryn Morgan on the "TODAY" Show

Since making her triumphant return to the stage this season, Kathryn Morgan has been on a mission to share her story and inspire others. The Miami City Ballet soloist—and advice columnist for Dance Spirit—was profiled on NBC’s “TODAY” show this morning, reaching her largest audience yet. Morgan sat down with “TODAY” show anchors to discuss […]

Dear Katie: Is My Body Wrong for Ballet?

In our “Dear Katie” series, Miami City Ballet soloist Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions. Have something you want to ask Katie? Email [email protected]t.com for a chance to be featured! Dear Katie, I’ve reached a point where it’s clear that my body isn’t designed for ballet. Realizing that broke my heart, because dancing with […]

Where's the Line Between Cross-Training and Exercise Addiction?

Tackling an exercise regimen with focus and dedication can really pay off in your dance career, and there’s a definite thrill associated with seeing your technique, strength, and stamina improve. But what happens when your drive morphs into something that’s driving you? That’s what exercise addiction feels like: a sense that you have to do […]

The Fabulous Amanda LaCount Is Shattering the "Skinny Dancer" Stereotype

From dancing in music videos (including Katy Perry’s “Swish Swish”) to performing on reality TV shows (including “Dancing with the Stars” and “The Voice”), 17-year-old Amanda LaCount is already conquering the commercial dance scene. If you’ve ever seen her dance, you understand why: She’s a hard-hitting phenom with major stage presence. But in an industry […]

This Instagram Ballet Star Just Got Real About Body Image Issues

Instagram star Kylie Shea has built a following of nearly 170,000 with her playful workout videos, which combine traditional fitness activities, like jumping rope or running on the treadmill, with pointe shoes and sassy choreography. Shea’s effortless cool-girl-next-door vibe and solid ballet technique make her vids totally irresistible. Now Shea’s using her platform to address […]