Resources for Dancers

Everyone’s journey is different. Should you need help navigating these resources, feel free to reach out to us:


Dance Magazine Interview/ PsychologistsExperts Talk Mental Health: Four Therapists Sound Off
Dance Magazine Article on Mental HealthShame in Mental Health Discussion
An Open Letter to the Ballet CommunityRacism in Ballet
NPR Interview with Jennifer HomansHistory/Evolution of Ballet
Stephanie Kurlow- Religion in DanceReligion in Ballet
Dancing Beyond the Gender BinaryDiscussion w/ Straight/Nonbinary Dancers


Wendy PerronAging Dancers- An Alternative Vision
My Son Can DanceParents of Young Male Dancers
The Black Swan DiariesRacial injustice, Depression, LGBTQ+
Whistle While You WorkHarassment, Discrimination, Abuse
Mia Michaels- RawDiscussion on Life/Post Dance
Ballet to BusinessCareer Transitions

Counseling and Therapy

Biscuit BallerinaList of Articles, Therapists, etc.
Nadine KaslowIndividual Therapist (email)
Dancing With EdEating Disorder Awareness
The Whole DancerWellness Coaching For Dancers
Pointe in the Right DirectionHealthy Mindset For Dancers, Teachers, and Parents
Being a Dancer Counseling, Workshops, Programs
Australian Society for Performing Arts HealthcareResources for Australian Artists
Performing Arts Medical AssociationTherapy Referrals By State
Terry Hyde Counseling for DancersSelf Care/ Mental Health Workshops, Psychotherapy
Dance NutritionPositive Nutrition in Dancers
Therapy for ArtistsNYC Based Therapist Focused On Creatives
Five Point Dancer

Therapy/Coaches/ Zoom Community for Dancers


The Trans Lifeline(877) 565-8860
The Emily Program Eating Disorder Hotline(888) 364-5977
National Sexual Assault Hotline(800) 656-4673
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline(800) 273-8255


NYU Langone Health- Harkness Center for Dance InjuriesInjury Info/Prevention/Care
National Institute of Dance Medicine and ScienceTherapy for dancers (UK based)
Mind the GapExtensive studies and resources
MoB BalletRacial injustices; Telling black stories
Dance for All BodiesDisabilities
International Association of Blacks for DanceRacial injustice
Final Bow for Yellow FaceMisrepresentation of Asian culture in ballet
National Alliance of Mental IllnessMental Health Information/Services
The American Dance Therapy AssociationDance Therapy/Coaching- Nationwide
Chicago Dance TherapyDance Therapy
Center for Creative Arts TherapyCreative Arts Therapy
Luna Dance Institute- Teacher ToolsDance Teacher Tools and Resources
International Association for Dance Medicine and Science WebinarsSeries on Mental Health, Dancing in Isolation (Covid-19), etc.
ABT Rise



Dance WellCareer Management, Returning to Dance Post- Partum, etc.
Conversations on DanceWeekly Chats With The Dance World’s Best and Brightest
Still SpinningThe Joyce Theater’s Conversations About Dance and the Creative Process
Dance With TeachersTeachers of K-12 schools, higher education, private studios, community centers, and more
The Kathryn Morgan ShowVarious Topics for Dancers, Parents, and Teachers

Social Media

Twin TalksReal Talk About Injuries, Weight, etc.
Luna MontanaHow I Deal with Body Dysmorphia
NYU Center for Ballet and the ArtsRace, Equity and Otherness in Ballet


Dance Data ProjectGender Inequality In Leadership
Safe in DanceTraining for Dancers/ Teachers
Mental Health in DancersAn Intervention Study
Male Dancing Body, Stigma and Normalising Processes. Playing with (Bodily) Signifieds/ers of Masculinity Addressing the Stigma around Masculinity in Male Dancers
Music, Ballet, Mindfulness, and Psychological InflexibilityHyperfocus and Psychological Inflexibility
Prevalence of Eating Disorders Amongst Dancers: A Systemic Review and Meta-AnalysisEating Disorder Prevalence 


Other/General Resources 

Mental Health in the Black CommunityRacism in the General Population

Mental Illness Guide

Descriptions of Common Mental Illnesses