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Past Event Recordings & Upcoming

The Healthy Young Dancer Project is invested in finding new and creative ways of offering our resources, knowledge, and ongoing research to all dancers, teachers, and parents. 

Check out what we are up to!


The Playground at Rambert, Center Dancers: Carmine De Amicis and Beatrice Bernstein 

Photo Credit: Dominic Farlam

The Healthy Young Dancer Project is proud to announce the birth of the Praetorian Project. The Praetorian Project is lead by the outstanding team István Simon and Boglárka Simon-Hatala. 

The Praetorian project is a German based Non-Profit Art and Health Consulting platform. “When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.”

Practices of Anti-abuse in Performing Arts . Mental Health Awareness . Supporting Artists in Crisis

"Transforming theaters transforms society"

The Praetorian project BrainFood Webinar series includes such exciting presenters as:

Boglárka Simon-Hatala, Neuroscientist, health scientist, physiotherapist specialized for dancers Consultant of Praetorian


István Simon, Cultural manager, dance artist
Ballet pedagogue, Fundraiser, CEO of Praetorian Art&Health


Dr. med. Katy Mederacke

 Specialist for surgery and special trauma surgery, advanced training in emergency medicine, transit doctor

Peter Lewton-Brain

Ballet master, health scientist, ostheopath,
President of the International Association of IADMS Dance Medicine & Science Director of ADMR

Sabrina Sadowska

Ballet director, dance artist Founder and chairwoman of the Stiftung Tanz – Transition Center Germany, Director of Ballett Chemnitz

Daniil Simkin

Dance artist Principal dancer of Staatsballett Berlin and of the American Ballet Theatre

Ellie Kusner

Dance science lecturer, Pilates instructor, dance artist
Teacher of Juilliard School NY, Chairperson of the Dance Educators’ Committee for IADMS

Terry Hyde

Counsellor and psychotherapist, dance artist,
Founder of Counselling For Dancers

Fruzsina Geréby

Physiotherapist in the field of dance medicine,
Board Member of the Foundation Together for Artists

Friedrich Pohl

Activist, legal specialist, dance artist Founder of Dancers Connect,
Representative of GDBA Union Dance Department

Beatrice Bernstein

Bespoke Mind-Body Wellbeing Coach, GYROTONIC®️ and GYROKINESIS®️ Trainer, Dancer, Dance Teacher, Choreographer,

and Actor

* Information about all seminars are listed below:

Praetorian Project BrainFood Webinars

Beatrice Bernstein’s Webinar - Nov. 13th

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“Words as friends” and how to better use them on your own behalf

Skills will be offered about shifting one’s mindset in preparation for efficient and polite self-advocacy within the dance world and as a support for attaining optimum results, both in on-stage and off-stage real-life situations. How we use our words can be an invaluable tool as a mediator to empower dancers to reach their artistic goals as well as to attain fair pay and an acceptable quality of life overall. Knowing how to express ourselves with clarity about our goals, rather than being led by purely reacting to our emotions, gives us the power to connect with positivity and to be successful with solution-oriented communication. Practical advice about one’s expression of self-esteem, the importance of having a positive mindset, and learning about the difference between being tolerant and not standing up for one’s rights in a dance environment will also be discussed. Additionally, we will cover the use of techniques for utilizing the power of positive Self-talk: verbal expression of feelings and body experiences, and a section about the effective use of English as a second language will be on offer as well.

South African International Ballet Competition


We are honored to have our first international public event as the Official The Healthy Young Dancer Project Wellbeing Panel for the 8th South African International Ballet Competition.

Join Us for this online event on July 20, 2021!

More information at

South African International Ballet Competition
The Praetorian Project
SAIBC Flyer Final.jpeg

Health and Wellbeing Panel Conversation 2021 Below!

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