Author Archives: Komal Thakkar

Ashley Everett: The 10 Things I Can’t Live Without

If you’ve seen Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” video (or read our May/June 2013 issue!), you’ll recognize backup dancer extraordinaire Ashley Everett.More »

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That Time I Face-Planted Onstage: 7 Pros’ Most Embarrassing Mishaps

All of us—even the dance world’s biggest stars—have had less-than-awesome performance moments. We asked seven professionals to share their mostMore »

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A Perfect Match?

When a 15-year-old Daniella Karagach was first paired up with a 22-year-old Pasha Pashkov, she had her doubts. “My coachesMore »

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The Worst Advice I’ve Ever Received

Dancers receive many pearls of wisdom over the course of their careers—but sometimes they also get some less-than-awesome advice. WeMore »

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The Belly Dance Difference

Among thousands of contemporary dancers in booty shorts and sports bras, Janelle Issis stepped up to audition for “So YouMore »

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Sugar Plum Fairyland

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