• Monique Jenkinson

    The Artful Shoe Drop

    When you’re a high fashion dancing drag queen and you lose a shoe… From Monique Jenkinson: I have so many costume stories… There was a point at which I realized that what…

  • John Jeffords

    The Wrong Choice of Undergarments

    When you shouldn’t have worn bright orange underwear… From John Jeffords: I was doing Peter and the Wolf at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center. It was like glorified…

  • Maggie Stack

    The Hives Attack

    When your cross-dressing costume gives you hives… From Maggie Stack: KT Nelson gets pretty ambitious when it comes to choreographing her children’s production of The…

  • Sandi Kurtz

    The Shrinking Dancer

    When the dancer shrinks? Oh, wait… it’s a different dancer without a headdress. From Sandi Kurtz: A few years ago, Pacific Northwest Ballet was in the middle of a run…

    Stephanie Salts

    The Trouble Laugh

    When your director has specifically told you to not laugh… and then your partner’s pants rips. From Stephanie Salts: One of my biggest issues at work is…

    Luke Willis

    The Grandma-Sees-All

    When your crotch splits mid-performance and your grandma is left staring at your dance belt… From Luke Willis: I was performing with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet in Nicolo…

    Jessica Bremner

    The Shimmy Switch

    When you accidentally switch costumes with the dancer next to you who is definitely a different size, and then you are asked to shimmy… From Jessica…