Pivot Dancer Blog

Advice, tips, stories and more from our Pivot Dancer experts and the dance community.

From ballet to Broadway to ball gowns in Hollywood

I first witnessed ballet was when I was seven years old. My mother had taken me to see the Sadlers Wells Ballet perform Les Sylphides in London, and I was instantly mesmerized! Little did I know at the time that I would become a professional dancer, and then later...

Dancing Around the Beauty Industry

Dancing Around the Beauty Industry: The impact personal care products and cosmetics may have on your performance. Could lipstick and shampoo actually cause long-term harm to your health, body, and dancing? When you think about being a healthy, well-rounded...

Makeup differences: stage vs. screen

Rebekah Rimsay, Principal Character Artist for The National Ballet of Canada meets Jessica Haisinger, Toronto based makeup stylist to discuss the basics of stage makeup and how this differs from everyday and screen makeup application. Pivot Dancer:...

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Having a balanced dancer physically, not only allows the dancer to improve his/her skills at a faster rate, but it also prevents injuries and creates a smarter dancer. That in my opinion is what the Strong Dancer clinic has as done for my students and continues to do it. Couldn’t be happier!

~ Ida Gerasolo is a professional ballerina, ballet instructor and owner of I.D.A. International Dance Academy.

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