The Workout: Patricia Delgado

Onstage, Miami City Ballet principal Patricia Delgado is known for her artistic range. Outside of the theater, though, she’s a bona fide cross-training queen. From hand weights to swimming to Gyrotonic, she’s tried it all, and has found the perfect mix to maintain her petite but muscular 5′ 4 1/2″ frame. Strange as it may sound, DelgadoMore »

The Workout: Emma Hawes

National Ballet of Canada corps member Emma Hawes isn’t afraid to admit her weaknesses, like loose shoulder joints—because she knows just how to overcome them. After successfully recovering from a fractured metatarsal last year, her current cross-training regimen—swimming, Pilates and biking outdoors—is all about building strength to prevent future injuries and keep her body inMore »

The Workout: Holly Lynn Fusco

It’s not uncommon for a dancer to be dedicated to her cross-training routine, but Pennsylvania Ballet corps member Holly Lynn Fusco goes the extra mile—or two. During layoffs and summer breaks she takes a train to New York City for Gyrotonic classes. And when PAB is in season, she taps her Gyrotonic training to keepMore »

The Workout: Ommi Pipit-Suksun

Ballet San Jose principal Ommi Pipit-Suksun’s workout is carefully crafted—two parts mental preparation and one part each cardio and Pilates. She’s found the best times of day to sneak in extra moments of strength building, stretching and rejuvenation tailored to her current repertoire, whether it’s Jorma Elo’s Glow-Stop or Balanchine’s Serenade. A delicate balance: WhenMore »

The Workout: Acacia Schachte

It’s easy to pick Acacia Schachte out in a Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet rehearsal. No matter the speed at which her sinewy limbs slice through space, her core stays steady, grounding her every move. Schachte finds that exercises based on natural coordination and momentum help her relax overworked muscles and target smaller fibers, refining herMore »

The Workout: Courtney Henry

At six feet tall, the Alonzo King LINES Ballet dancer—and recent Princess Grace Award winner—lives up to her company’s name. Because her long legs build muscle easily, she takes a relaxed approach to cross-training, only doing what she needs to strengthen weaknesses and prevent injuries—and she always lets her body get a little softer duringMore »

The Workout: Whitney Jensen

When she was a student prodigy scooping up medals at top competitions, Whitney Jensen didn’t have to do much to keep her body in shape. Now, the 21-year-old hits the gym most days—sometimes even after six hours of rehearsal—to build stamina and keep her metabolism in balance. Typical routine: 45 minutes on the elliptical orMore »

The Workout: Roberto Bolle

Workout philosophy: “I don’t lift weights; I just lift beautiful women.” Pre-class must-do: Planks on his elbows. “I hold the position for a minute, rest for 30 seconds, and then repeat that two more times. It stabilizes my abdominals and back before dancing.”Cool-down: Bolle spends half an hour stretching his whole body, focusing on hisMore »

The Workout: Elizabeth Yilmaz

Having danced everywhere from Ballet Hispanico to the Metropolitan Opera to an Angelina Ballerina: The Musical tour, New York City–based freelancer Elizabeth Yilmaz has to keep her body ready for any challenges thrown her way. Favorite Workout: Kayaking on the Hudson. “It’s a great upper-body strengthener. I don’t even realize the workout I’m getting untilMore »