Jess Spinner of The Whole Dancer - 004
East Coast native, Jess Spinner, trained extensively in classical ballet from a young age up until she left home for college to attend Butler University. Upon graduation, Jess went off to dance with Louisville Ballet. Her years there were challenging, finding herself navigating struggles surrounding food and body image that most all dancers face in one way or another.
Years later, the lessons learned from those challenges were the exact fuel she needed to create The Whole Dancer, which exists to encourage dancers in the areas of health, wellness, and having a balanced lifestyle.
In this Episode we discuss:
the harsh realities of the ballet world (verbal attacks, disordered eating, body image perceptions, unnecessary pressure of proving oneself)
attending college for dance
being positively pushed outside your comfort zone
stepping away from dancing professionally
building The Whole Dancer through her coaching practice and online programs including the Dancer’s Best Body Program