Seven years ago, Emily C. Harrison, MS, RD, LD started the Centre for Dance Nutrition at Atlanta Ballet and now runs Dancer Nutrition LLC: Nutrition for Great Performances. Emily is a registered dietitian who specializes in nutrition, health, and meal planning for dancers. She is a former professional dancer herself and has been a dance teacher for 22 years. In addition to her dancing experience, she has both an undergraduate and master’s degree in nutrition.
It is Emily’s belief that the name “Nutrition for Great Performances” really sums up the core work and values that she has as a dietitian and dancer. She believes that good nutrition can make a tremendous difference in performance, muscle strength, balance, fatigue, and injury rates. She also believes that working with a registered dietitian who personally understands the demands of these unique performing athletes is the first step in improving performance, achieving a strong healthy weight, and reducing injuries.
In Emily’s opinion, the dance world is a competitive environment in which dancers are expected to perform at high levels of physical fitness and choreographic demands continue to increase as this art form becomes progressively more demanding. She believes that there is too much misinformation out there about nutrition (more…)