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Book Dawn Smith Theodore for your next Speaking Engagement!

Dawn is available to speak to schools, organizations, dance companies, conventions to educate others on the prevention and treatment of eating disorders in dancers.  Call (818) 679-6204 to schedule Dawn at your next event.

 

DST 2019 Speaking / Dance Schedule

 

Jan 5 - Brandywine Ballet West Chester, PA
Jan 12 - Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington DC
Jan 15 and 16 - University of Oklahoma
March 1 - Debbie Reynolds Scholarship Dancers
March 30 - City Dance Bethesda Maryland

March 30 - The Washington Ballet School

Oct 25 - 27, 2019 - IADMS Montreal

 

Past Events

/2018

 

January 2018 - LHQ Dance Force - Agawam, MA - ( Cross Pointe Dance and Dancer Wellness Workshop)
March 1, 2018 - Antioch University- Los Angeles, CA

May 7, 2018   -  Ben Gal NFL Try OUTs - Cincinnati, OH

June 16, 2018 - Maria's Project - Milton, WI

July 26 - 28, 2018- Dance Life Teacher Conference - Phoenix, AZ

 Sept 7, 2018 - Dallas Conservatory - Dallas, TX- (TuTu Thin Book Signing)

Sept 8, 2018 - G Force Dance Legacy, Dallas, TX  - (CPD Master Classes)

Sept 14, 2018 - Steps on Broadway - NYC, NY

Oct 24 - 28, 2018 - IADMS - Helsinki, Finland - (Dancer Wellness Workshop) 

 

/2017

-1.Dance Theatre of Harlem - Dancer Wellness Workshop - April 28, 2017
-2. En Arabesque  - Book Signing - April 29, 2017
-3. Hollywood Connection, Anaheim, CA - 7/7/2017
-2. Cross Pointe Dance at G Force Dance Legacy in Ft Worth, TX- 8/19/2017
-3. Steps on Broadway Summer Intensive, NYC- 6/23/2017
-4. Steps on Broadway, NYC 7/28/2017
-5.  Project Mar;a Art Jam in Milton, WI, 6/17/2017
-6. Dallas Conservatories- Park Cities Dance- 8/18/2017
-7. Got Dance - Book Signing - Sept 30, 2017
-8. Steps on Broadway - Oct. 27, 2017

Dawn speaks at IADMS 2019 Montreal
Dancers and Eating Disorders – Warning Signs and Helpful Resources by Dawn Smith-Theodore

When you suffer from an eating disorder, you live with the mantra, never enough. Whether it’s the number on the scale that could always be lower, or feeling as though you can never get enough food when binging, or when you believe you can never exercise enough, this concept remains a familiar thread in the life of someone who suffers from an eating disorder.

There is always someone better standing next to you in the mirror—someone with a better physique or a higher extension or more perfect feet. The critical mind works overtime, and can inhibit dancers from being able to perform their best at auditions and even in class. Not all dancers develop eating disorders, but research shows that they are 20 times more likely to than the general population...  [Read More]

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The Whole Dancer Interview with Dawn Smith-Theodore

Jess Spinner (JS): What’s your background in dance?

Dawn Smith-Theodore (DS-T) : 

My mom had a dancing school in Ohio so I danced before I was born. I moved to New York and danced for Henry Letang who at the time was doing a bunch of Broadway shows.  And then I ended up going to Japan and performing at The Mikado Theater, I’ve danced at Carnegie Hall, and at the Sydney Olympics. After dancing professionally I opened my dance school in Los Angeles and ran it for 25 years. I still do a master class series around.... [READ FULL ARTICLE HERE]

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POINTE Magazine: "The Perfect Storm," by Dawn Smith-Theodore

Check out the August/September, 2018 Issue of POINTE MAGAZINE for my article on "The Perfect Storm," which discusses how, under the right circumstances, a dancer's perfectionism and a ballet culture of thinness can create a risky recipe for an eating disorder.


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Is there really such a thing as too thin?
 

Like drugs and alcohol, food can be a way of coping with emotions. "There’s an underlying reason why people develop an eating disorder," said Dawn Smith-Theodore, a specialist in the treatment of eating disorders. "It’s about the food and it’s not about the food. Somewhere along the line the...  [Read More]

DANCE HEALTH:
How to prevent the thinking and behavior that leads to an eating disorder.

We’ve seen it portrayed in movies, in literature, in art and in theater – the dancer who’s obsessed with her weight. Whether in secret or in public, many of us dancers have argued against this stereotype, contending that it supports a... [Read More]

FEATURE ARTICLE:
Is it safe to create a dance social media profile?

In an effort to boost self-branding, build a professional network or to simply stay informed, many young dancers continue to invade social media platforms, particularly Instagram, by setting up profiles. While social media can be a...  [Read More]

Dawn Smith Theodore Interview:
The Gina Pero Show - Living Life Full Out

The Gina Pero Show inspires audiences worldwide to start living life full out with feeling. Her vast knowledge, valuable information, and real-life stories create an experience that will ignite awareness into your heart and soul.

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Speaking Dance Theatre of Harlem