Expertise

This former Australian Ballet principal artist is now a teacher at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).

In this second part of their article, five top dance medicine professionals discuss the social, emotional, cultural and psychologicial issues to consider.

COVID has shaken the dance industry in unprecedented ways, injecting even more uncertainty into dancers’ lives. Here are three key steps to help you gain the confidence to think about your future.

The number of males taking up dance, particularly ballet, remains very low. What can we do about it?

Finding it hard to motivate? Here are some ideas to maintain your mojo.

Save your coins and train local, Matthew Lawrence advises.

With Sydney now in lockdown, many dancers are once again confined to their homes. We thought it timely to revisit this article by nutritionist Fiona Sutherland on how to care of yourself both during and after the restrictions.

Pointe shoes have been around for nearly 200 years. Why do we love them? Denise Richardson asked three modern-day choreographers what they think about this quintessential ballet footwear.

It is tempting to take up studies in prestigious overseas schools, but is it necessary? asks Matthew Lawrence.

Taking control of your self-esteem can help you learn and grow as a dancer. Dr Gene Moyle explains.

Traditional ballets are being condemned for containing offensive, old-fashioned stereotypes? So should we ban them?

Dear Emma, I know I have to take criticism as part of a dance career but my emotions always get the better of me. Is there a way to become better at taking criticism so that I can learn and grow from it?

It’s 'normal' for female dancers not to get their periods, or for them to be irregular, right? Actually, no. It may be common, but we would not regard it as 'normal'.

Emma Sandall talks to Gene Moyle, a former dancer turned dance psychologist who understands perfectly the way our minds can affect our performance - from everyday activities to the most extreme and intensely demanding moments.

Watch Karen van Ulzen talking with Lisa Pavane, the artistic director of the ABS, and graduate Emma Dowling, about the new Post Graduate Year.

Starting full-time dance this year? Here's some advice on keeping your nutrition at a healthy maximum.