Dance to empower: Representing Scotland in ballet

15th May 2021

Representing Scotland in ballet. If you’ve found yourself exhausting streaming services throughout this year, perhaps you stumbled across Scottish Ballet’s The Snow Queen. With the closure of stages, online access to ballet has jumped, and gives time to open the curtain to a more diverse audience and dim the elite middle-class view of ballet. When ...

Ballet and body image

3rd April 2021

An industry where body-shaming is the norm. Content Warning: racial stereotypes, eating disorders. I spent many hours of my childhood in a leotard, in ballet, jazz, tap, modern and hip-hop classes. I now also fit into the 70% of former female ballerinas who statistically have or have had an eating disorder.  I remember being stood ...