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, PT

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.

Consulting Dietitian

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

Consulting Clinical Psychologist

Miriam Rowan, Psy.D
Dr. Miriam Rowan is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 17 years of experience in the world of classical ballet, having been a professional dancer with the San Francisco Ballet.

Wellness Offerings

Students may sign up for personal consultations with the Physical Therapist and/or the Nutritionist. The 60-minute physical therapy and nutrition consultations are designed specifically for dance students. Participants will  receive an individualized wellness program, obtain information about injury prevention, treat a particular injury or symptoms that may lead to injury, and receive information on nutrition. Individualized recommendations will be provided to help improve and sustain each student’s overall physical health.

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

Wellness clinics for the 2021/2022 school year will be announced at a later date.

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