*for some people. Some people will need the extra ankle support that the ribbons provide, but if you have the strength and the technique, the ribbons are mostly an aesthetic element. However, if you’re dancing without ribbons, you’ll likely need more than just a loop of elastic sewn in the back; a criss-cross of wider elastic will keep the shoe on much better than a single, thin elastic.
…watching a personality show through a person’s dancing—that is humanity at its finest, I think.
Julia Erickson is a principal dancer with the Pittsburg Ballet Theatre and the co-creator of Barre nutrition bars. Between testing new flavors for Barre, rehearsing a mixed rep, and doing both yoga and Pilates, Julia managed to find the time to answer some questions about life, dance, and her business.
Hey readers! As you know, I love Barre. (The food. They’re delicious.) Well, the company is having a contest on Facebook where people are sharing their favourite dance photos. I’ve entered the one above, a photo I took of my pointe shoes a couple years ago while living in Wisconsin.
The photo means a lot to me, and I’d love to win this contest, especially as the prize includes Barre bars which I can’t afford normally. So if you could, I’d appreciate your help…