Entries by Elizabeth Sullivan

Recipe: Tasty Little Energy Bites

**I don’t have a good picture of these yet, so if you make them send me a pic and I’ll replace mine! This recipe is from nutritionist Emily Harrison, a former dancer who works with dancers. The energy bites are easy to make, endlessly customizable, and each one packs an energy punch. Great for grabbing […]

Recipe: Banana Oat Pancakes

These pancakes use no flour or added sugar and are easy peasy to make. Ingredients 1/2 cup rolled oats 1 banana 2 eggs 1/2 teaspoon baking powder Blend all ingredients in a blender. Drop small pancakes onto buttered skillet. Cook till small bubbles form on top of pancakes, then flip and cook 1-2 more minutes. […]

Coffee & Caffeine: Where Do You Stand?

When I was training back in the day, “dancer nutrition” was an oxymoron. Company dancers I knew seemed to subsist largely on coffee and cigarettes. Today’s dancers are much better informed about what they need to fuel their bodies, and cigarettes aren’t nearly as common. Thank goodness for progress. That said, I have been surprised […]

End-of-Year Meltdowns Got You Down?

It’s spring, so that means meltdowns and performances. (Haha.) Seriously though, it’s definitely performance time: most dance schools are having their end-of-year shows to showcase all the good work their dancers have accomplished over the year. So it’s a time of excitement but also nerves, often for teachers as much as students. Everyone wants to put […]