Dancers suffer for their craft. Body aches and pains are an expected hazard of the job, and we learn to push through it. My persistence and positive attitude have served me well in life, but earlier this year I could no longer tolerate the immense pain spreading throughout my body. I scheduled an appointment with a physical therapist in hopes that I had bursitis, or something stretches and rest could cure. Instead, he uttered two words that shook me to my core: Hip Dysplasia.