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.

Working in Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada

Ever wonder why so many dancers are flocking to Las Vegas to find work? Us, too. To find out whatMore »

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Ballroom Basics

Whatever your specialty as a dancer, there’s no doubt being well-rounded will get you far, and ballroom dance is anMore »

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America’s Sweetheart

Hobnobbing with Ashton and Ellen, being hounded for autographs and photos, cruising the country on a 50-city tour—for an A-lister,More »

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8 Things You Should Know About Derek Hough

From Brooke Burke to Jennifer Grey, Derek Hough has led some of Hollywood’s hottest leading ladies across the ballroom floor—butMore »

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Scholarship Savvy

When Chelsea Thedinga was 16, she won a scholarship from West Coast Dance Explosion that gave her a passport toMore »

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Leap of Faith: Leaving Your Comfort Zone for Summer Study

As a serious dancer, it’s easy to let your favorite genre become your identity, whether you’re a contemporary queen, tapper,More »

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