A Day in the Life of Michael Trusnovec

posted by Jenny Dalzell on Friday, Feb 07, 2014
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Yesterday, our cover star and veteran Paul Taylor Dance Company member Michael Trusnovec gave us a tour of his day-to-day routine. Taking over our Instagram and Twitter feeds, he documented his every step, from breakfast to rehearsal to dinner with friends. In case you missed it, here's all the action:

 

 

smoothie
Every day starts the same with a healthy fruit and protein packed smoothie!

 

 


My downtown commute begins here.

 

 

gym

Have to stay strong for all of the partnering in our upcoming Lincoln Center Season!

 

 

barre

Nothing prepares me better for a long rehearsal day than ballet class with Zvi Gotheiner.

 

 

taylor light

Lucky me to have this iconic image of Paul Taylor greeting me everyday.

 

 

social
A quick check of the PTDC social media posts for the day with fellow dancer Eran Bugge.

 

 

cloven
And rehearsals begin! First up—Cloven Kingdom!

 

 

snack
A little fuel to keep my energy up.

 

 

taylor

Rob Kleinendorst and I getting some post Sunset notes from the Dancemaker himself.

 

 

Love the sensation of the quick, weighted changes of direction in all the Taylor repertory.

 

 

eran bugge
Can't wait to perform the beautiful, classically Taylor Airs with Eran Bugge during PTDC's 60th Anniversary NYC Season March 12th-30th at the Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.

 

 

salad
A quiet moment in the studio and a power lunch of grilled chicken, apple and avocado is the perfect way to end the rehearsal day.

 

 

costume

Making a few adjustments on my ...Byzantium costume with wardrobe supervisor Clarion Overmoyer.

 

 

web
Some post-production editing on a new PTDC web video before hitting the shower.

 

 

studio
Six hours later, it's time to exit the Taylor Studios!

 

 

beautiful
At the fab new broadway show, Beautiful, choreographed by my incredibly talented and good friend Josh Prince!

 

 

dinner
The perfect end to a perfect day? Dinner and plenty of laughs with the girls—fellow PTDC dancers Laura Halzack and Michelle Fleet.

 

Want more? Go behind-the-scenes of Dance Magazine's cover photo shoot with Michael Trusnovec and Paul Taylor.

 

Photos by Michael Trusnovec and Francisco Graciano.