Tag: what dancers eat

Cora Cliburn jumps up in the air, her flowy white dress swirling around her hips

ODC/Dance’s Cora Cliburn Shares Her Green Chile Stew Recipe

One of Cora Cliburn’s favorite memories of growing up in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is of smelling the local Hatch green chiles roasting each fall. Many locals have their own versions of a green chile stew—and heartily debate which is best, says Cliburn. The ODC/Dance member says her own favorite is her mom’s recipe, which […]

Choreographer Francisco Graciano Shares His Breakfast Taco Recipe

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 […]

Should Dancers Be Taking Sports Supplements?

You probably wouldn’t follow the cross-training regimen of a football player, or do the same stretches as a soccer star. So are sports supplements aimed at other athletes even useful for high-level dancers? To find out which ones could boost your performance—and which could actually tank your hard work—we spoke with two dancers-turned-dietitians. Protein Powder […]

Janelle Ginestra Shares Her Grandma's Recipe for Enchilada Pie

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 […]

Should Dancers Try a Raw Food Diet?

The benefits of eating raw fruits and veggies are clear. The nutrients! The fiber! But can an all-raw diet be too much of a good thing? If you’re tempted to try the Instagram trend yourself, proceed with caution. “The evidence in favor of a raw diet is often anecdotal rather than researched,” says Chicago-based registered […]

Recovering From Injury? Avoid These 4 Diet Pitfalls

The bad news: “There’s so much about the healing process that dancers don’t have control over,” says registered dietitian nutritionist Tiffany Mendell. One notable exception? How dancers fuel and nourish their injured bodies. To help your body recover, avoid these four common nutritional mistakes. DON’T Eat Too Little In an effort to avoid gaining weight, many […]

Dietitian-Recommended Instagram Accounts For Dancers to Follow

Social media is brimming with nutrition advice. But not all of the information is useful—or even safe. Dancers hoping to pick up health-boosting tips on Instagram and other platforms need to make sure they’re listening to the right voices. To help you curate your feed, Dance Magazine asked three experts to shout out a few […]