Growing up in Miami, Step Afrika! dancer Misha Michel often helped out in her family’s soul food restaurant, Freedom Wingz. She was in college when she first started cooking herself. “Mostly because I wanted to try new dishes and find different ways to have tasty, healthy meals,” she says. Today, her favorite way to mix […]
One of Sarah Chisholm’s best sellers is an almond-flour pancake mix, based off of what she used to make for herself in the mornings when she was dancing.
When Boston Ballet principal John Lam was first introduced to broccoli rappi (also known as broccoli rabe or rapini) by his Italian husband, he wasn’t a fan of the bitter taste, nor the traditional preparations, which he found either too soggy or too al dente for his liking.
“As a dancer, I like to cook things that make my body feel great—foods that protect my immune system or give me energy,” says principal dancer with Riverdance, Amy-Mae Dolan.
Choreographer Francisco Graciano grew up in San Antonio before launching his lauded career with Paul Taylor Dance Company. So when he moved to Austin in 2020, he found himself wanting to reidentify with his Texas roots. One particularly tasty way to do that was by embracing his new city’s favorite dish: the breakfast taco. “This […]
Growing up, commercial dancer and choreographer Janelle Ginestra loved watching her Grandma Betty cook. “She’s a 4′ 11″, adorable little Mexican woman, and would always cook us tortas and Mexican food,” Ginestra says. Her favorite of her grandma’s dishes is enchilada pie. “I’m half Italian and half Latin, so I always loved that it was […]
Stephan Azulay has been helping out in the kitchen ever since he was a kid. “My dad’s a flamenco dancer, and part of the flamenco culture is food,” he says. When he began dancing professionally with Joffrey Ballet Concert Group and then Nevada Ballet Theatre, Azulay looked to restaurants for side gigs—everything from washing dishes […]
Food for the Gods, a classic Filipino dessert, is a staple at Anthony Huxley’s family gatherings. “It’s a dish that’s been a running theme,” says the New York City Ballet principal. “My uncle made it once, and forgot to add the flour. It was a disaster, but Food for the Gods is so good, we […]