The Broadway Dietitian Blog
Do you have an actor, dancer, or other theatre performer in your life who is fed-up with the way health has been taught to them for their craft? All the dieting is making them unhealthy and probably irritable and depressed.
Traditionally, “health and nutrition” taught in dance and acting programs is from a dance teacher who was taught to cut out food to stay in the “dancer body.” That doesn’t mean they are qualified or safe to teach others how to care for their body.
This class is taught by a certified eating disorders registered dietitian, to make sure there is no body-shaming or weight loss talk, but rather real tips for performers!
Body image thoughts and performers go together like peanut butter and jelly. In an image-driven profession, where not only are you being seen, but also dressed, it can be hard to feel comfortable being in your healthy body. While I do see the industry starting to change in accepting more people in their natural body size (still a long way to go, but there is movement!), we do still have to be fit for costumes. That can bring up a lot of anxiety for performers with body image concerns.
I had a conversation with a local costume designer to make sure my thoughts on this were correct, and she gave me even more ideas! So let’s talk about how you can work with your costumer to protect your mental health, and look amazing on stage!
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