How to Deal With Your Own Stage Mom

The term “stage parent” carries some seriously bad energy in the dance world. We think of parents aggressively fighting for their children to get cast first, perform more and constantly be in the front of the studio. A stage mom or dad can become so involved in their child’s career that they develop a symbiotic state of nervousness and desire for perfection in everyMore »

Working Out With Anaïs Chalendard

This Boston Ballet principal doesn’t let scoliosis hold her back. Ballet and scoliosis might seem incompatible. But Boston Ballet principal Anaïs Chalendard, who was diagnosed with severe scoliosis at age 14, says this is a misconception: “Quality strength comes from ballet,” she argues. “The doctors were so amazed at the way ballet was such aMore »