Get All Your Pointe Shoe Questions Answered at School at Steps’ Workshop

Even if you’ve been wearing pointe shoes for years, chances are you have some questions. There are so many variables at play when it comes to finding the right shoe and making sure you’re training safely. The School at Steps has got you covered. Next Sunday, April 30, they’ll host The Pointe Shoe Workshop &More »

Even More “Ask Amy” Advice

Our very own advice columnist, former Suzanne Farrell Ballet dancer Amy Brandt, recently did an interview for the ballet podcast Balancing Pointe. In it she shares her personal—and not entirely traditional—journey through the professional ballet world, and her words of wisdom for aspiring dancers. (Faithful “Ask Amy” readers know just how wise Amy’s words are.)

Training Ground

In The Wings: Jenna Nelson   At Pacific Northwest Ballet School   By Rosie Gaynor   Folks don’t always notice Jenna Nelson right off the bat. She has what Pacific Northwest Ballet School principal Abbie Siegel calls “a quiet strength.” It’s a steadfast presence that doesn’t beg for attention.   Once you spot her, though,More »

Ask Amy: Easing Back After Injury

I just found out I fractured my talus (ankle) and can’t dance for 4-6 weeks. How should I ease my way into dance after my doctor gives me the okay? —Emily, Winchester, VA You’re wise to want to ease back into shape, because bone injuries need plenty of time to heal. I had a fracturedMore »

Ask Amy: Oct/Nov 2009

Have a question? Click here to send it to Amy and she might answer it in an upcoming issue! It seems like every other week I have a new injury: hip issues, Achilles tendonitis, back problems. I’m afraid this will stunt my career— it’s hard to improve when I’m always injured. What can I do?More »