And the Mirror Ball Trophy Goes To...
Congratulations to the newest "Dancing with the Stars" champs, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver and his pro partner Peta Murgatroyd!
In the end, the final three stars—Driver, Katherine Jenkins and William Levy—were all earning perfect and near-perfect scores for their full-out routines. (Dare we say this has been the most-talented season yet?) But when America weighed in, Driver had stolen the hearts and votes of viewers around the country and was awarded the coveted mirror ball trophy.
Now you tell us: Did the right star win? Who was your favorite? Who do you want to see dance again in the upcoming all-star season? We want to know!
We've said it before and we'll say it again: New York City Ballet principal Sara Mearns is some SERIOUS #goals. Her strength and power onstage borders on superhuman. But what's extra magical about Mearns is that she really puts in the fitness and cross-training work outside of the rehearsal studio. And she's overcome her fair share of injuries. Which is why she was the perfect source for Vogue's latest ballet fitness story.
Well, this brings class videos to a whole new level! Choreographer Phil Wright and dancer Ashley Liai have been together eight-plus years, but she was still in total shock when he proposed to her mid-dance at Millennium Dance Complex earlier this week. Why? Well, the whole thing was unbelievably perfect.
In the dance industry, dancers don't always have a say in what they wear on their bodies. This can get tricky if you're asked to wear something that compromises your own personal values. So what should you do if you find yourself in this sticky situation? We sat down for a Q&A with "Dancing with the Stars" alumn Ashly Costa to answer that very question. Here's what she had to say about the options dancers have surrounding questionable costumes.