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A ballerina must have more than grace and flawless technique to be successful. She must also be abnormally thin. It is a dangerous obsession for many dancers.

“If they want thin, I will give them thin. And I did. I dropped more weight in two weeks than I had ever done in my entire life.”

“Dancers’ thin is not like thin on the street. We are talking about 15% below your ideal weight for height, which is basically an anorexic weight. If your career is on the line, if the roles are on the line, whether or not you reach that ideal, you will do practically anything.”

Starving herself in nearly a year, Katy Tracy weighed 20 pounds less than she does today. The bones in her chest began to protrude. She has developed an anorexia nervosa, the deadliest of all psychiatric disorders.

“It was going from one extreme to the next, and people around me at the dance world, they were praising it, they were saying: ‘Gosh, you look so good. It looks nice, you know, you have a new body.’”

The dance world was stunt when a member of the Boston Ballet Heidi Gunther died at age of 22 when her heart gave out. The cause appeared to be an eating disorder.

“I remember always watching gymnastics and figure stating and all of these sports, and having them talk about eating disorders and how thin these gymnasts have to be. And I would just think to myself: ‘God, look at what the dancers have to go through.’ You know, and it’s kind of a dirty little secret. Nobody talks about it.”

Eating disorders are common in the dance world. But they are spreading as a pressure to be thin intensifies.

“Everybody wants to know the secrets to being thin, because that is, that’s success, that’s love, that’s glory, that’s power, that’s a crock.”

Today, we are told to believe that we too can look this way if only we work had enough at it. So there’s this whole myth that everybody can achieve the impossible. And that’s very damaging because if then you don’t achieve this look, something is wrong with you.”
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