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The Most Influential People in Dance Today: Maria Kochetkova

When Masha posts on Instagram, people talk about it. And not just dance people—the San Francisco Ballet and American Ballet Theatre principal has more than 166,000 followers, drawn to her quirky content and statement-making style. She uses her broad reach to bring dance to a wider audience, both in her role as a globetrotting classical powerhouse and in collaborations with trendy artists like Blood Orange.

Read the rest of Dance Magazine's list of the most influential people in dance today.

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Are Plant-Based Meats Healthy for Dancers?

Easily one of the biggest food trends of 2019, plant-based meat products have grown even more mainstream in 2020. Alternative burger patties are stocked in the freezer cases of most grocery stores, and fast-food chains from Burger King to White Castle have added meatless meat to their menus.

It's obviously trendy, but is it healthy for dancers?

Dance Magazine looked beyond the hype and into the health implications of adding popular products like Beyond Burger and Impossible Burger to your diet.

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