Tanya Trombly is a professional ballet dancer, fitness expert, and dance performance coach based in NYC. Her Bulletproof Ballerina method of cross-training was developed from her personal experience as a dance professional desiring to enhance her technique while overcoming crippling self-esteem issues. She coaches dancers one-on-one in Manhattan as well as remotely, offers online programs, and travels world-wide to teach Bulletproof Ballerina clinics.
Overdoing it outside the studio could hurt your dancing. Photo by Becca Matimba/Unsplash
Every dancer is told to cross-train. But, the million-dollar question you should be asking is:
Is it helping my dance career…or hurting it?
Why It Matters: Cross-training can be a powerful tool to give you the physicality you need to compete in today's dance world. However, if done wrong, it can also undo all of your hard work in the studio.