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Book Dawn for your next Speaking Engagement!

Dawn is available to speak to schools, organizations, dance companies, conventions to educate others on the prevention and treatment of eating disorders in dancers.  Call (818) 679-6204 to schedule Dawn at your next event.

DST 2024 Speaking / Dance Schedule

March - Barnes and Noble - The Grove in Los Angeles
April 12 - Interview with Logan Crawford
April 20 & 21st - Los Angeles Festival of Books - University of Southern California
May 5 - Judging for the NFL Try Outs for the Cincinnati Ben Gals
July - Speaking at Performing Arts and Medical Association - PAMA in London, England

Past Events

June -  Miss Kristin’s Dance Studio - Avon Lake, Ohio
October - The Dance Company - Cincinnati, Ohio
October - IADMS - Columbus, Ohio

In The News

The latest news and events from Dawn.

Book Signing at Barnes & Noble - The Grove LA 
Author Spotlight - Hollywood Weekly International

Esteemed psychotherapist, former professional dancer, and eating disorder expert, Dawn Smith-Theodore, announces the launch of her poignant memoir, Mother, Men and Me. Following the success of her previous book, TuTu Thin, which guides dancers through the challenges of eating disorders, Smith-Theodore delves deep into her personal journey, unraveling family secrets, unexpected love affairs, and her combat against anorexia. Set against the backdrop of a quaint Ohio town, Mother, Men and Me portrays Smith-Theodore's early infatuation with the boy-next-door, which spirals into unforeseen revelations about her mother's past. As familial secrets unfold, she confronts her relationship with men and battles the silent enemy of anorexia while establishing herself as a professional dancer.
In her book, Smith-Theodore intricately depicts the complex bond shared between her and her mother, juxtaposed with their shared passion for dance. Through captivating  narrative, readers...  [READ FULL ARTICLE HERE]

Spotlight on Dawn Smith-Theodore - The Spotlight Network
The Eating Disorder Trap - By Robyn Goldberg
#159: Mother, Men and Me with Dawn Smith-Theodore

Released: Apr 22, 2024
Dawn Smith Theodore, MA, LMFT, CEDS is a specialist in the treatment of eating disorders. Dawn has treated eating disorders for over 20 years and is a former professional dancer. She is the author of “TuTu Thin” A Guide to Dancing Without an Eating Disorder. She is also the author of her new book “Mother, Men and Me, A Memoir of Anxiety, Anorexia and Affairs

#159: Mother, Men and Me with Dawn Smith-TheodoreThe Eating Disorder Trap By Robyn Goldberg
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Mother, Men & Me by Dawn-Smith Theodore article by LA Weekly
Unveiling the Unspoken: Dawn Smith-Theodore’s Journey Through Dance, Desire, and Disorder in ‘Mother, Men and Me

Dawn Smith-Theodore‘s new memoir, “Mother, Men and Me,” is a raw cut through the facade of familial perfection, a deep dive into the chaos of personal demons, and a stark revelation of the truths that shape us. Following her insightful guide for dancers, “TuTu Thin,” Smith-Theodore now turns the spotlight inward, revealing her own skirmishes with anorexia, the tangled web of relationships, and the relentless pursuit of professional dance against a backdrop of family secrets...  [Read Full Article Here]

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