Press/Media

#NEDACHAT Eating Disorders and Body Image in the Dance Community August 02, 2017 05:56

Dawn Smith-Theodore - NEDAChat This #NEDAchat will be focusing on eating disorders and body image in the dance community. We have an incredible panel lined up, and we wanted to introduce you to them. Read on to see who they are and what they are doing to tackle this discussion in the dance community... [Read More]  
  

Is there really such a thing as too thin? August 02, 2017 05:50

Dawn Smith-Theodore in The Milton Courier Like drugs and alcohol, food can be a way of coping with emotions. "There’s an underlying reason... [Read More]
     
  
               
  

DANCE HEALTH: How to prevent the thinking and behavior that leads to an eating disorder. August 02, 2017 05:49

Dawn Smith-Theodore - Dance Health We’ve seen it portrayed in movies, in literature, in art and in theater – the dancer who’s obsessed with her weight. Whether in secret or in public... [Read More]  
  

FEATURE ARTICLE: Is it safe to create a dance social media profile? August 02, 2017 05:48

Dawn Smith-Theodore In an effort to boost self-branding, build a professional network or to simply stay informed, many young dancers continue to invade social media platforms, particularly Instagram, by setting up profiles... [Read More]  
  

The Gina Pero Show - Living Life Full Out: Dawn Smith-Theodore August 02, 2017 05:46

  Dawn Smith-Theodore / Gina Pero Show Interview The Gina Pero Show inspires audiences worldwide to start living life full out with feeling. Her vast knowledge, valuable information, and real-life stories create an experience that will ignite awareness into your heart and soul. Listen to Gina's interview with Dawn Smith-Theodore below.
  
 
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Dawn Smith-Theodore: Helping those with Eating Disorders August 02, 2017 05:38

Calabasas Style - Dawn Smith-Theodore By Dawn Smith-Theodore, MA, MFT, CEDS.  When I treat clients with eating disorders, I always talk to the person about the “fork in the road”, which is the choice they have as to whether to choose their life in that moment or their eating disorder. Every decision that is made moves them closer to one destination or the other. [Read More]  
  

Tutu Thin in Pointe Magazine - New Dance Resource August 02, 2017 05:34

Dawn Smith-Theodore - Pointe Magazine Though it’s sometimes difficult to acknowledge, eating disorders are a reality in the dance world. In her new book, Tutu Thin, former studio owner Dawn Smith-Theodore, a therapist who specialized in the treatment of eating disorders, approaches ... [Read More]  
  

GUEST BLOG: Unique Challenges for the Clinician Treating a Middle-Aged Eating Disorder Patient August 02, 2017 05:30

Dawn Smith-Theodore By Dawn Smith-Theodore, MA, MFT, CEDS.When I treat clients with eating disorders, I always talk to the person about the “fork in the road”, which is the choice they have as to whether to choose their life in that moment or their eating disorder. Every decision that is made moves them closer to one destination or the other.  [Read More]  
 

BOOK REVIEW: TuTu Thin: A Guide to Dancing without an Eating Disorder August 02, 2017 05:27

Tutu Thin Book Review By Dawn Smith-Theodore, MA, MFT, CEDS.
When we watch a graceful ballet with its willowy dancers, we don't usually think about the fierce effort needed to achieve such beauty. Dawn Smith-Theodore gives us a rare look behind the scenes at the complex relationship...  [Read More]  
 

Tutu Thin in Dance Magazine - Your Body Tips August 02, 2017 05:15

Dawn Smith Theodore | Dance Magazine As a dancer, it’s likely that someone you know has struggled with an eating disorder: Meta-analysis of 33 studies from 1966 to 2013 found that dancers’ risk is three times as high as in other populations. Statistics like these are why Dawn... [Read More]  
  
 
  
     
 
 

Tutu Thin in Dance Teacher Magazine - Win It! August 02, 2017 05:11

Gurze - Salucore  Eating Disorder Resource Catalogue Written by a dancer-turned-eating disorder specialist, this book offers insight into why some dancers develop disorders, how to recognize the warning signs and how to get help. It also includes nutrition plans and dancer case studies. Learn... [Read More]    
  
  
  
  
  
 

Gurze - Salucore - Eating Disorder Resource Catalogue August 02, 2017 04:53

 

Author Dawn Smith-Theodore, MA, MFT, CEDS, joined us to discuss her book, Tutu Thin: A Guide to Dancing Without an Eating Disorder. What follows are our questions in italics, and Dawn’s thoughtful responses. [READ MORE]   

       

  

 

 


Episode 1 (Help Me Before I Die) August 02, 2017 04:50

Dawn Smith-Theodore shown treating a client with Anorexia Nervosa at the Eating Disorder Center of California where she is the Clinical Director. [VIDEO]  

 

  

  

   


Episode 2 Part 1 (A High Price To Pay) August 02, 2017 04:44

Dawn Smith-Theodore - Starving Secrets Lisa Part 1 Tracey wants to help Suzanne, currently in jail for theft, continue her treatment while Lisa’s husband is ready to leave her if she doesn’t agree to get treatment for her anorexia.  [Video]        
  
  
  
            

Episode 2 Part 2 (A High Price To Pay) April 03, 2015 08:31

Dawn Smith-Theodore - Starving Secrets Lisa Part 2Tracey wants to help Suzanne, currently in jail for theft, continue her treatment while Lisa’s husband is ready to leave her if she doesn’t agree to get treatment for her anorexia.  [Video]