Haruka Tamura weighs herself every day.

Dancers love food, but love dancing more

April 26, 2016 Shahrzad Sajadi 0

Shaz Sajadi
Many ballerinas struggle with eating disorders and extreme dieting trying to fit in with the traditional definition of the ideal ballerina body type, but athletic-built ballerinas are changing the scene and the world of ballet.

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Dancers struggle managing money

April 26, 2016 Shahrzad Sajadi 0

Shaz Sajadi
Apart from a few major dance companies, dancers are not being paid well. In the case of an injury, they lose their company salary and struggle to make ends meet while recovering.

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Injury: the impact on the body and mind

April 25, 2016 Shahrzad Sajadi 0

Shaz Sajadi
Injuries affect dancers’ bodies and minds alike. The culture of tolerance and dancing through the pain can result in longer recovery time and often dancers feel like the are not adequate resources for their particular situation, but with the rise of sports psychology and sports medicine dancers are getting better post injury care.