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 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.

2018-19 Wellness Clinic Dates
Physical Therapy 10 am-3 pm
Nutrition 10 am-3 pm*

  • October 13 (Newton Studio)
  • November 17 (Boston Studio)
  • January 12 (Boston Studio)
  • February 9 (Newton Studio)
  • March 9 (Boston Studio)
  • April 6* (Newton Studio)
  • May 4* (Boston Studio)

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 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: 

  • Student Name      
  • DOB                    
  • Phone Number
  • Student class level
  • Parent Name        
  • Phone Number      
  • 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