Dancers shouldn’t feel stressed or worried about eating cheese. Before you opt out of cheesy goodness, consider this: Association does not equal causation, and the research correlating cheese with heart disease was surely not conducted on active dancers.
Herbs and spices have been used as natural remedies for thousands of years. In addition to flavoring foods, they provide bioactive compounds that support health and recovery.
“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.
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]