David Hallberg Returns to the Stage

After what appears to have been an emotionally draining injury-rehabilitation program, American Ballet Theatre and Bolshoi Ballet star David Hallberg has returned to the stage. A little over a year ago, Hallberg buzzed his hair, posted a semi-cryptic message on Instagram and dropped out of the ballet world altogether. He moved to Australia to treatMore »

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 »

Words of Advice: Injury Inquiries

If I’m trying to work through a minor injury, when do I know it’s time to sit out or see a doctor? Mickey Cassella, PT, director of physical therapy services at Boston Ballet: There’s no such thing as a “minor injury” when you’re a dancer. If you have a hint of something not feeling right,More »