Author Archives: Jen Jones Donatelli

About Jen Jones Donatelli

Jen Jones Donatelli is a freelance writer based in L.A. She is a regular contributor to Dance Spirit, Dance Magazine and Dance Teacher.

You’re Doing It Wrong: Mistakes You Don’t Realize Your Making

There are two words no dance hopeful wants to hear: “rookie mistake.” Even if you have fierce fouettés and super-pointyMore »

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The Get-a-Clue Guide to Dance Auditions

Every audition experience is unique. But whether you’re hoping to land a spot in a commercial or on an NBAMore »

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Larsen Thompson

You’ve probably seen the dance-centric Microsoft Surface commercial directed by Jon M. Chu—it stars a handful of our favorite danceMore »

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Help, I Have to Freestyle!

It was the audition of a lifetime. I’d always dreamed of being a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader. Though I knew theMore »

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Getting an Agent

You hear stories about now-famous actors and models being “discovered”—but does that happen to dancers, too? As Aimee Otte canMore »

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Acting Out

Whether they’re kick-ball-changing into your living room on “Glee” or tearing up the silver screen in Step Up Revolution, dancersMore »

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