Tag: healthy eating

The Dancer's Guide to Healthy Eating in College

Dining hall cheese burgers, dorm room snacking, and late-night pizza: Finding food that’s good for you can be even harder than finding your classes on the first day of freshman year. And for college dancers, the importance of nutrition is even greater. Food is our fuel for dancing, and we need lots of it. To […]

How to Feed Your Brain

From 8 am calculus exams to rigorous evening rehearsals, dancers require a lot of mental focus to get through the day. DS chatted with registered dietitian Marie Scioscia of The Ailey School for tips on what to eat to keep your brain running on all cylinders. When it comes to immediate brainpower, there’s no single […]

Swap It Out: Comfort Food Edition

DS health and nutrition expert Caroline Lewis-Jones brings you tips for eating well during the winter months. The weather is freezing each night when you drive home from rehearsal, so you’re probably craving warm, wintery foods before you go to bed. But instead of high-calorie, fat-filled comfort foods, try these healthier versions that will bring […]

Caroline's Corner

Dance Spirit has teamed up with health and nutrition expert Caroline Lewis-Jones to bring you advice about how to keep your bod in tip-top shape. Caroline is a seasoned performer (she’s danced with *NSYNC, Britney Spears, Mia Michaels, Dee Caspary and many more!), a certified holistic health coach and a personal trainer—plus she’s currently teaching […]

Makeup Ready

Prepping Your Face for Stage Makeup If you have a weeklong run of performances, you’ll be applying a lot of makeup—and without the right preparations, it could lead to a major breakout. But don’t fret! We asked Karen Armand, Pacific Northwest Ballet’s specialty makeup supervisor, how to save your face from the havoc heavy makeup […]