Full-time touring as a dancer is both a wonderfully prosperous adventure and an exhaustingly difficult job. Establishing readily available resources that value emotional as much as physical wellness would set up a comprehensive care system to make life on the road more manageable.
Alonzo King LINES Ballet dancers Madeline DeVries and Shuaib Elhassan took Dance Magazine inside the company’s first overseas tour since the pandemic, sharing their photos and giving us firsthand accounts of what life is like back on the road.
Touring as a dancer can be the opportunity of a lifetime. But day-to-day life on the road doesn’t always come easily. Four dancers with experience on equity, non-equity, commercial and concert dance tours shared their travel tips and insider perspectives with Dance Magazine. Daniela Filipone Daniela Filippone has been on tour with Phantom of the […]
Rachel Fallon’s first year with the Hofesh Shechter Company has been spent largely on the road. The company performs frequently, and almost always on tour. “Because we are constantly out of our home setting, I like to have some sort of routine that I can count on,” says Fallon. She shares how she stays centered […]
As much as dancers might love touring, the road can be a tough place to get the nutrition you need. “A lot of things are out of your control on tour—you won’t be able to eat the way you do at home,” says Heidi Skolnik, a certified dietitian nutritionist who has worked with dancers at […]