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.

Dangerous Dieting

At 13 years old, Mackenzie* was like lots of other dancers her age. Having trained in jazz, tap and balletMore »

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Double Take

With technology, pretty much anything is possible onscreen these days—but no visual effects can compare to the feeling of watchingMore »

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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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