Ask Amy – Web Exclusive

I never know what to eat before a performance. If I have nothing, I’m famished, but I hate dancing on a full stomach. What do you recommend? —Etina Carbs, carbs, carbs—complex carbohydrates, to be exact. “There’s this mentality that carbs are bad and make you fat,” says Emily C. Harrison, MS, RD, LD, a dietitianMore »

Ask Amy – Web Exclusive

My Nutcracker auditions didn’t go as planned—I’m only in snow and flowers corp. I’m having a hard time listening to the other dancers talk about their parts. How can I get over this? —Olivia I’ve been in your shoes, and know how disappointing it feels when you don’t get the role you want. Once, I reallyMore »

Ask Amy: The Eating Conversation

Have a question? Click here to send it to Suzanne Farrell Ballet dancer Amy Brandt. One dancer in my company barely eats anything. She’s not super-thin, but sometimes I see her eating only a handful of vegetables for “dinner.” Should I say something to the artistic staff, or approach her? —Anonymous You’re in a trickyMore »