Happy August! Our new issue is out, and it’s chock full of great stories. My personal favorite to work on was The Dance Bag Diet in which top stars gave us a peek inside their daily snacking habits. Daniil Simkin turns out to be a bit of a cookie monster, Heather Ogden totes a grapefruit for the fresh scent it gives her bag, and Craig Hall likes to take a swig of water with peppermint oil before going onstage: “It’s like drinking a box of Altoids.”
Here’s an online bonus from the fierce Complexions Contemporary Ballet dancer Christina Dooling.
Go-to snack: Watery fruit, like grapes or melons. “They rehydrate me and give me some much-needed carbs.” She also admits to being obsessed with mangos.
After-class pick-up: Dried fruit
Favorite bar: Odwalla fruit and nut bars. She likes the taste—and the real ingredients.
Post-rehearsal recovery: A banana. “It calms my stomach. And that potassium kick is amazing; it loosens me up.”