ABOUT US

Our Mission

Dancing with ED is dedicated to raising awareness of eating disorders in the dance community while inspiring dancers to love and care for their bodies.

Our Goals

RAISE awareness of eating disorders in the dance community.

CONNECT the dance community to eating disorder resources, including mental health education and support.

BUILD a supportive online community around eating disorders and mental health struggles dancers face.

CREATE social media projects, workshops, and other educational activities focused on decreasing stigma, increasing understanding of eating disorders, and encouraging compassion for self and others.

 


Our Latest Projects

 


Mental Health Awareness Month 

May is Mental Health Awareness month! To celebrate, we are offering two Mental Health Talks for Dancers.

Click the image to be sent to the event page!

 

 


Share My Story

Sharing our stories and experiences have the potential to connect us to a larger community and a shared purpose. We strive to change the narrative around eating disorders in dance. Our individual experiences, woven together, create a beautiful tapestry called, OUR story. Stories have the power to teach, heal and connect. Our goal with this series is to raise awareness of the struggles related to disordered eating, weight and body image perception, and mental health issues in the dance community by initiating meaningful conversations and destigmatizing this prevalent experience.

How to participate:  

  • Be a guest on Instagram LIVE.
  • Write your story for us to share on our blog (you can remain anonymous).

Watch our first two interviews on our blog.

 

 


Dancing with ED Newsletter

The Spring edition of the Dancing with ED newsletter has arrived! View it here. Sign up below so you don't miss future editions!


Pointing To Recovery

The Pointing to Recovery Project's goal is to share the message "you don't have to dance through this alone" with dancers in eating disorder recovery. If you are interested in participating in the project or to learn more click here.

 


Dancing into the Future

As many of you know, I started Dancing with ED, Inc. in 2013 because I noticed a pressing need to create a safe space for dancers, parents, and teachers, where they can learn about and discuss eating disorders as well as gain the support they need through resources and a sense of community. Around this time, I had just recovered from my eating disorder and discovered my true purpose in dance—to share my story and the knowledge I have gained over the past 20 years about eating disorders, recovery, and mental health. Now, eight years later, through a lot of hard work and dedication, I’ve created a space where I can merge Dancing with ED with my work as a Mental Health Educator, Speaker, and Suicide Prevention Trainer and Consultant. I feel that the services I offer the mental health sector are needed in the dance community and combining my work will allow me to broaden my reach and help more people. The change will be gradual, but there is a lot happening behind the scenes and I promise to keep you updated. Our current projects and website will continue, as well our social media platforms.

The Stages of Change: A Dancer’s Body Journey Dance Show will be back, along with the workshops, and other activities that I know everyone was really excited about pre-pandemic. Dancing with ED will also continue to share resources both on the website and in our quarterly newsletter.

The mission of Dancing with ED remains to raise awareness of eating disorders in the dance community, while inspiring dancers to love and care for their bodies, as well as share our message: you don't have to dance through this alone.


 

 

 


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