Supporting Healthy Habits

Boston Ballet School is committed to nurturing the whole student.

Healthy Habits

Faculty and staff partner with parents and health care providers to educate and develop healthy habits in our students. We offer resources to parents and students to assist in their progression. Our wellness consultants have been carefully chosen because of their specialized skills in working with young developing dancers. They collaborate closely with faculty and staff, and are also available for private consultations with our BBS families.

Consulting Sports Medicine Physician

Bridget Quinn, MD

In practice for 12 years, Dr. Quinn specializes in pediatric sports and dance medicine sharing her knowledge and expertise with the BBS team, students and families.  

BBS Physical Therapist

Susan Kinney

Ms. Kinney is the owner of Artists Rehabilitation Therapy Services (ARTS), and has more than 25 years of experience working with young dancers and athletes. Ms. Kinney is a member of the Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine Dance Team.

Ms. Kinney may be reached at:

Consulting Dietitian

Laura Moretti, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN
Laura brings her knowledge of sports nutrition to her role with BBS which includes specialties in the areas of Female Athlete Triad and disordered eating. 

Wellness Clinics

Students may sign up for personal consultations with the Physical Therapist and/or the Nutritionist. The 60-minute appointments allow students to receive a general physical therapy screening, obtain information about injury prevention, treat a particular injury, or receive information on nutrition for dance students. Individualized recommendations will be provided to help improve and sustain each student’s overall physical health.

Physical Therapy 

  • October 10 (Newton)
  • November 2 (Boston)
  • February 1 (Boston)
  • March 14 (Newton)
  • May 2 (Newton)

Wellness Clinics (Nutrition & Physical Therapy) 10 am-3 pm

  • December 7 (Newton)
  • April 4 (Boston)

Please note that a minimum of five students are needed to hold the Physical Therapy Clinic. If less than five students sign up, the clinic will be cancelled and families will be notified in advance


Consultations are $150, by appointment only and are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Parents are encouraged to attend. To make an appointment email and include the following information at least two business days before the consultation:: 

  • Student Name      
  • DOB                    
  • Phone Number
  • Student class level
  • Guardian Name         
  • Home Address
  • Desired appointment time
  • Health insurance information

Our artist/athletes are always pushing themselves to the edge. That passion and energy is what makes watching them so exhilarating.

Mikko Nissinen, Artistic Director