Injuries are a common occurrence in the dance world, but often something we don’t talk enough about. As athletes dancer’s bodies take a constant beating as we require our bodies to take on unnatural tasks. Welcome to DanceWear Corner’s newest series on prevention, treatment, and tips: “The Injured Dancer.”
I am Rebecca King Ferraro and am happy to have recently joined the DanceWear Corner marketing team. I am a professional ballet dancer: a member of Miami City Ballet for over a decade. I have been struggling with an injury for in an excess of two years, forcing me to take a year leave of absence to heal. During this time, I will have the pleasure of working with DWC to create new content for all you dancers out there.
With “The Injured Dancer” series, I hope to chronicle my injury, my recent surgery, and my recovery. Through my 10 years of dancing professionally, and 2 years of dealing with a severe injury, I have tried every possible healing technique, done every possible exercise, and eaten every possible food to promote healing. So, over the next few months, I will be sharing everything I have learned and will be answering any questions you may have.
So stay tuned to DWC’s social media accounts for updates on new content! In the meantime, feel free to leave any questions you may have below.
Get to know Rebecca a little better:
Rebecca King Ferraro was born and raised in Northern California. She received her ballet training at Contra Costa Ballet Centre in Walnut Creek, CA. King spent two summers studying at San Francisco Ballet School under the direction of Gloria Govrin. Her senior year in high school, she attended The Rock School in Philadelphia. After graduating in 2006, she moved to Miami to train at Miami City Ballet School.
King joined Miami City Ballet in 2007 as a company apprentice and was promoted to corps de ballet in 2008. Since then, she has worked with many of today’s most sought-after choreographers including Justin Peck, Alexei Ratmansky, Liam Scarlett, and Christopher Wheeldon. She has danced in the majority of MCB’s Balanchine repertoire, as well as classical full-length ballets and contemporary works. From 2010-2016, she served as a Company Representative on behalf of the dancers, a role similar to a union representative.
In 2010, she founded a dance blog, TendusUnderAPalmTree.com, which has enabled her to reach out to dancers and audience members from around the globe. In the summer of 2016, she launched a podcast, Conversations on Dance with fellow dancer Michael Sean Breeden. In 2012, Ms. King started her own social media management company where she helps her clients reach their marketing potential through online platforms. King is currently a member of the guest faculty of The Dance Academy of Stuart in Stuart, FL. rebeccakingferraro.com