About the Session:
To explore the experiences of female dancers and the impact of the world of dance on their eating behaviours, this study examined how dominant discourses in the world of dance shapes the female dancer’s relationship to food and body. Feminist poststructural discourse analysis was employed to critically explore the values and beliefs of female dancers, and through one-on-one semi-structured interviews the experiences of female dancers and how they are connected to the dominant discourses in the world of dance were better understood. Using feminist poststructuralism and discourse analysis offered a unique perspective for understanding (ED)Bs in female dancers; provide knowledge for guiding health promotion initiatives and prevention efforts targeted at reducing (ED)Bs in female dancers.
Nicole Doria, MA has achieved a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science from the University of Guelph, a Bachelor’s of Science in Health promotion from Dalhousie University, and is currently pursuing her Masters of Health Promotion through Dalhousie University. She is passionate about eating disorder prevention and making a difference in the mental health of her community.