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Why eating disorder so popular among professional ballet dancers?

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  • Title of Project: Eating disorder among professional dancers.
  • Research Question: Why are eating disorder so popular among proffessional ballet dancers?
  • Teacher's Name: Nellie Deutsch.
  • School Name: Ort-Guttman.
  • Your Name: Alina Dahis.
  • Date: 26.02.09


  • Introduce the topic and research question or questions:

My topic comprehensive 2 things:the eating disturbance and a ballet dancers. The eating disturbance among the ballet dancers is a very common thing . As you can see all the ballet dancers is very thin and most of the time is not because they dancing a lot, it because they not eating good and even sometimes there manager told them to loss some weight (even when they very thin already).

  • Purpose of the project: Reasons for choosing this topic:

The reasons that i choosed this topic is because I am a ballet dancer myself and I always see the conection of this two things when Im dancing with other girls. The eating disturbance is been a very popular thing among the ballet dancers because they have to be thin to dance (like a model have to be thin to be model) and I think that is very interesting issue to do my project about.

  • The steps you took in working on the project:

At first, I learn more from the Internet especially about eating problems and them I did the connection between ballet dancers and eating disturbance.I also did a survey about my question and ask people (dancers and not) what do they think about eating problems among ballet dancers.


Writing the Body of an Essay

  • eating disorders:

An eating disorder is a compulsion to eat, or avoid eating, that negatively affects both one's physical and mental health. Generally, eating disorders involve self-critical, negative thoughts and feelings about body weight and food, and eating habits that disrupt normal body function and daily activities. They affect every part of the person's life.( for example feelings about work, school, relationships). While more common among girls, eating disorders can affect boys, too.

  • There are two the most common eating disorders:

-Anorexia: Anorexia is an eating disorder where people starve themselves. Individuals suffering from anorexia have extreme weight loss.People suffering from anorexia are very skinny but are convinced that they are overweight (There have an intense fear of becoming fat). There are many symptoms for anorexia, For example: usually 15% below normal weight, Loss of at least 3 consecutive menstrual periods (in women), Not wanting or refusing to eat in public,Weakness. -Bulimia: Bulimia, also called bulimia nervosa, is a psychological eating disorder.Bulimia is characterized by episodes of binge-eating followed by inappropriate methods of weight control like: vomiting. People with bulimia can look perfectly normal. Most of them are of normal weight, and some may be overweight. Women with bulimia tend to be high achievers. With bulimia, constant vomiting and lack of nutrients can cause: constant stomach pain damage to the stomach and kidneys and loss of periods.

Although anorexia and bulimia are very similar, people with anorexia are usually very thin and underweight but those with bulimia may be a normal weight or even overweight. Binge eating disorders, food phobia, and body image disorders are also becoming increasingly common in adolescence.Eating disorders are serious clinical problems that require professional treatment by doctors, therapists, and nutritionists. While eating disorders can result from serious mental and behavioral health conditions, as well as trauma (for example, sexual abuse), they can lead to very serious physical health problems. Anorexia or bulimia may cause dehydration and other medical complications like heart problems or kidney failure. In extreme cases, eating disorders can lead to severe malnutrition and even death.

  • The context between eating disorders and ballet dancers:

Ballet dancers have always been known as very thin dancers.They are supposed to move as if floating and create perfect lines with their bodies.The pressure to stay skinny among the ballet dancers cause to many dancers develop the eating disorders as a result. This dancers are standing infront of the mirror in every day when there wearing only body stocking and they can see every calorie on there body.Another thing that cause to a dancers to be thin is because there dancing with a partner that have to lift them and hold them (Famous ballerinas like Gelsey Kirkland have made public their struggle with eating disorders).There teacher olso can tell them to loss some weight ,just like with a models, because no one want to see a fat girl dancing on the stage.


  • What solutions or conclusions have you come to.:

My conclusion is: there is a connection between ballet dancers and eating problems.

  • Summary of your work on the topic:

there is a connection between ballet dancers and eating problems because ,like a models, they have to stay skinny all the time and in this career there is a very a big pressure on the dancers to stay skinny.


  • The process of working on the project
    • What was the experience like for you?

I like my project very much and i think that he is very intristing because I am a ballet dancers myself and I very close to this project. I knew how much the eating problem among ballet dancers is very popular but in spite of it I learn a lot new intresting stuff about this.


  • Survey questions:

  • Survey results (graphs):


  • Internet web sites:

  • People you interviewed:

In my survey : some of the people are dancers and some of the people are not.(so I can have opinions from diffrent sides)

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