Ever wondered how people who eat, sleep, and breathe health spend their days? We did. So in this series, we’ll take you behind the scenes and show you a day in the life.
Ed Pearce, Professional Ballet Dancer
Fourteen days into 2016, ballet dancer Ed Pearce is staying true to his resolutions. We caught the 27-year-old London resident as his company, the all-male troupe BalletBoyz, trains for its first-ever appearance in Boston—and just after he resolved to become a vegetarian. “I’m not usually that good,” he says. “I’m trying to start the new year right.”
Here’s what a day in Pearce’s life looks like:
7:45 a.m.: Wake up and have a carrot, pear, and ginger smoothie for breakfast.
8:30 a.m.: Leave for a day of rehearsals.
10:00 a.m.: Ballet or contemporary class for an hour and a half. Today, it’s ballet to prepare for the company’s upcoming performances.
11:30: Break. Usually, he’ll have a banana and nuts to keep energy up.
12 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Rehearsal, working through the repertoire for the show.
2 p.m.: Lunch, often a sandwich and fruit from a local supermarket. “It doesn’t sound like I eat very much,” he says, “but I promise you I do!”
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.: More rehearsal.
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Most days, Pearce spends an hour cooling down and doing some strength training or yoga. “It strengthens you, but it’s also a nice chance to relax as well,” he says of yoga.
Evening: “Most evenings, if I don’t go to the gym, I just sit on the sofa and watch TV,” he says. Dinner typically involves eggs, vegetables, and brown rice or sweet potatoes.
11:30 p.m.: Bed time.
BalletBoyz will perform “The Murmuring” and “Mesmerics” at the Schubert Theatre on January 29 and 30. Tickets can be purchased here.
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