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Mission Statement

The world of ballet is beautiful and complex. There are so many extraordinary aspects of ballet, and for young dancers, this landscape can be challenging to navigate at times. Many conditions and concepts are introduced at an early age: rigorous training and commitment, a variety of pedagogies, nutrition and health, injury prevention and rehabilitation, competition and institutional culture, peak mindset and performance, and life/dance balance. As a developing person and dancer, it is important to recognize, understand, and reconcile these topics in constructive ways.

Consequently, I am creating a forum called Talking Pointe. In crafting this nonprofit, my goal is to support a community of dancers and embark on a constructive dialogue. These discussions will endeavor to frame themes, conceive best practices, and pursue effective courses of action.


About Addison Moss

Addison Moss embarked on her dance career at the age of three, an impromptu performance for her preschool classmates. Since this auspicious debut, she has studied at the Dance Academy at the Colburn School in Los Angeles and the School of American Ballet in New York. She is currently training in the Pre-Professional Division at Miami City Ballet. Addi is also a dedicated student, with a particular penchant for philosophy, pursuing her education at Stanford Online High School. While it can be daunting to be both a full time student and a full time dancer, she is so grateful to be able to do both at such wonderful places. Addi also enjoys the design, visual, and literary arts as well as spending time with her friends and family

Advisory Board

Carolyn Adams

Carolyn Adams was a principal dancer with the Paul Taylor Dance Company, is the co-founder of Dancing Legacy and the Harlem Dance Foundation, and faculty emerita at The Juilliard School. She serves on the Board of the Paul Taylor Dance Company and is Co-Chair of the New York State Regents’ Blue Ribbon Commission on the Arts.

Dr. Michael Strober

Dr. Michael Strober is Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, and Director of the Eating Disorders Program at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. His accomplishments in research, service, and teaching have been recognized by the National Eating Disorders Association and the Academy for Eating Disorders.

Zippora Karz

Zippora Karz is a former soloist ballerina with New York City Ballet where she performed for 16 years on stage and in televised performances. Today, she is a repetiteur for the George Balanchine Trust and the author of, "The Sugarless Plum", as well as her children’s story, "Ballerina Dreams".

Dr. Rachel Triche

Dr. Rachel Triche is a team physician with Angel City FC and the U.S. Women's National Team. Recognized as a Super Doctors Rising Star in 2020 and 2021, she is an orthopedic surgeon at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute, having graduated from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.

Indiana Woodward

Indiana Woodward was born in Paris and began her dance training at the age of ten at the Yuri Grigoriev School of Ballet in California. In 2021, she was promoted to principal dancer at New York City Ballet. Ms. Woodward is a recipient of the 2016 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award and 2016 Clive Barnes Foundation Award.

Romy Karz Rapoport

Romy Karz Rapoport joined New York City Ballet at the age of 18 where she performed a full repertoire of chorus and soloist roles choreographed by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins and Peter Martins. For over 35 years she has taught dancers of all ages.


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