Twelve years ago, critics hailed Gigi Berardi's Finding Balance for its understandable language in "setting a precedent for a new standard in health in dance."

In this new edition, Berardi relates stories of the most goal-oriented and persistent dancers, who fall by the wayside only to reemerge triumphant  by learning to accept and work with their limitations, and applying a scientific perspective to training and injury treatment. With over 100 new photographs and hundreds of references for evidence-based research, Finding Balance presents an optimistic challenge to dancers to enjoy a long and healthy career, and to nondancers as well — to any student who's faced challenges in study and practice.Gigi Berardi’s academic background and performing experience allow her to combine her interests in the natural and social sciences with her passion for dance, as both critic and writer. A professor at Western Washington University, she received the university's Diversity Achievement Award in 2004. 



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"Covers everything the balanced dancer should know."
— Dance Magazine

"Here is a ready field-guide for those hoping to realize their full potential as artists... I would have been grateful to have this volume as a text for myself and students, and as a dip-in companion over a lifetime of performing, choreography, teaching and writing."
— Martha Myers, Former Dean of the American Dance Festival and Professor of Dance, Connecticut College

"Berardi’s invaluable work will enable dancers to make wise decisions about caring for themselves."
— Francia Russell, Artistic Director, Pacific Northwest Ballet

Gigi Berardi, author of Finding Balance: Fitness, Training and Health for a Lifetime of Dance, is available to speak to your organization. Please visit the Speaking Engagements page for more information.