Dancers Need A Wellness Team

Dancers face more physical challenges than athletes. So in 2001 New York City Ballet formed a wellness team to work with its dancers. “From 2000 to 2003, the number of major workers’ compensation claims made by City Ballet dancers fell 24 percent, to 29, and the weeks of disability logged by company dancers fell 46 percent, to 231. The number of ballets performed in a season and the intensity of the company’s touring schedule can affect injury levels, but since the wellness program began, costs have gone down.”

Source: The New York Times - 09/27/05