Quite simply, I’m a lover of ballet, or health, or both! I’m thankfully entering my 11th season as a professional ballet dancer after spending one season with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and 8 seasons with the Cincinnati Ballet. I’m currently in the midst of my 2nd season with the Kansas City Ballet. Recently, I have also started working with Quixotic – an inventive group of artists that are putting on some amazing shows all over the country.
Throughout my ballet career, I have been taking college classes, and in the fall of 2007 I decided after an injury that blatantly threatened my ballet career, to major in Health Education. Luckily, I returned to dance and after a 9 year stretch of tackling college class after college class, loop hole after loop hole, I graduated in August 2011 with a Bachelors of Science in Health Education with a focus in community health from the University of Cincinnati. From this day forward, I will always think there is no animal better than a bearcat! Well except for my golden retriever named Maddie!
I have always felt that dance has lacked the health attention that it deserves. Other than a nutrition talk here and there (which let’s be honest – is not always so helpful), there is just not enough focus on the educational aspect of a dancer’s total health.
My intent of dancehealthier is to share informative ideas, stories and information that come my way. Sometimes the topics will obviously and directly relate to “the dancer’s life,” and others will seem more “health” related, but the integration will always remain present. I dedicate dancehealthier to all those “hungry” dancers who are in constant reach for more (we can’t help that we are perfectionists). Whether you read and never look back, or become an avid reader, my hope is to educate, motivate and inspire you in some way throughout your own personal quest for “that more” – whatever it may be.
Many thanks to:
My Husband- Anthony Krutzkamp, Lovely Sis- Jennifer, Lil’ Bro- Thomas Jr., Big Bro – Dane Springmeyer, Dad- Thomas Sr., Mom- Martha, Mentors- Jill Vonderhaar Nader, Mr. Nowak, Timothy Draper, PapPap and Gram, and my friends