Alice Aschwanden

Alice is a former ballerina turned professional dancer mentor. Her professional mentoring service uses evidence-based mindset coaching tools and strategic goal-setting techniques to help dancers be their best.

Expert Opinion: We need to push for a more holistic approach to dancer health. Stephanie Potreck tells us why.

Stephanie Potreck is part of group of healthcare professionals who are changing the medical support landscape for dancers worldwide. In this interview, we gain insight into the way she works, her thoughts on the intersection between physical and mental health, and what she thinks we should be striving for in our attempts to support dancers …

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What are your top 5 strengths as a dancer? This is why you need to know…

The pre-professional ballet world is a crowded one. There isn’t much space for those who hover in the corner unsure where they can shine. Be proactive, be pragmatic, be persistent – and get used to telling yourself when it’s your time to get to the front of the studio to showcase what you can do. If you need to convince yourself, you’ll have a hard time convincing other people…

Drawing energy from outside your ballet world: have you ever considered what *else* you are?

It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that in order to be the best dancer you can be, you can only think about dance, ever, and make dance your whole world. While on the one hand, this is largely true: dancers, I know that once of your superpowers is extreme focus and dedication. …

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