TuTu Thin: A Podcast for Dancers  |  Be a healthy dancer/athlete in mind, body and spirit.   Podcast Artwork Image

TuTu Thin: A Podcast for Dancers | Be a healthy dancer/athlete in mind, body and spirit.  

Dawn Smith-Theodore, MA, MFT, CEDS

The TuTu Thin Podcast will explore the complex relationship between dancers, athletes, their body and eating disorders, explaining how eating disorders can too easily develop in this driven, perfectionistic yet vulnerable population. TuTu Thin also explores the relationship between the dancer/athlete and the drive for perfection. How can the dancer/athlete develop healthy eating patterns in a world where there is expectation to have a strong, yet thin body. How can the dance teacher, choreographers, coaches and parents identify who may be struggling with an eating disorder? Coaches and dance teachers can promote healthy body image, but what is their responsibility if a dancer/athlete is exhibiting signs of having an eating disorder? Both prevention and treatment of eating disorders for the dancer/athlete are examined as well as how to return them back to their passion for dance or their sport. There will also be interviews with dancers, athletes, and those who work with them to promote wellness in mind, body and spirit.
Interview with Keira Leverton, choreographer of Choreo Records Tap CompanyJune 14, 2024
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The "F"s of PerfectionismMay 30, 2024
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May Is Mental Health MonthMay 16, 2024
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A Candid Talk with Delaney Wilder, Pro Bowl NFL Cheerleader and DancerApril 25, 2024
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Mia Mormino talks about Her Journey to Follow her DreamApril 11, 2024
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A Candid talk with registered Dietitian and NFL Cheerleader, Ashley Martinez, owner of Nutrition for CheerleadersMarch 28, 2024
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An Inspirational Story From Obesity to Marathon Runner with Roger Wright...... An Inspiring Tale of Resilience and DeterminationMarch 14, 2024
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Eating Disorder Awareness Week Talk with Jamie SingletaryFebruary 29, 2024
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A Talk with the former American Ballet Theatre Dancer.... Lisa LockwoodFebruary 15, 2024
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Speaking with Dr. Anita Johnston, Author of the book "Eating in the Light of the Moon" February 01, 2024
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Colleen O'Callaghan - A Lifelong Dedication to Dance and WellnessJanuary 04, 2024
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Tips for the Holidays - Family, Food and FunDecember 14, 2023
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The Release of my 2nd book "Mother, Men and Me" A Memoir of Anxiety, Anorexia and AffairsNovember 30, 2023
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How to Heal Dancers from Eating Disorders with RelationshipsNovember 09, 2023
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Actress and Singer, Kelly Murtagh shares about her new film "Shapeless" and how her recovery from her eating disorder inspired her. October 26, 2023
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A candid talk with Allie Papazian about her career as a dancer and her transition out of danceOctober 12, 2023
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Former Ballet Dancer Michael Patterson talks about his career and transition out of a life in a ballet companySeptember 28, 2023
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We Welcome Jessica Wallis from Ballet in the CitySeptember 14, 2023
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Former ballerina, Sasha Gorrell, PhD talks about her research with dancers and eating disordersAugust 31, 2023
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Talking with Performer and Choreographer Lamont BrownAugust 17, 2023
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Soccer Coach to Dancer DadAugust 03, 2023
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Welcome Nicole Farnsworth MS, RD, CSSD, LDN, CPT from the Female Athlete Program at Boston Children's HospitalJuly 20, 2023
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Johanna O'Flaherty discusses Trauma & its relationship to Addictions & Eating DisordersJuly 06, 2023
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Pilates Training for dancers with Ballet Coach Jennifer MilnerJune 22, 2023
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Michelle Chaviano InterviewJune 08, 2023
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