Author Archives: Maggie McNamara

About Maggie McNamara

Maggie McNamara is an assistant editor at Dance Spirit.

Catching the Ballet Bug

In 2012, the internet exploded over a YouTube clip featuring then–10-year-old Sophia Lucia executing 54 turns in tap shoes. DanceMore »

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Vitamins 101

Dancers expect their bodies to give 100 percent, year-round—and with no time to feel tired, sick or sore, vitamins canMore »

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C’mon, Get Happy

You trip and fall onstage, and the audience erupts into laughter. A total nightmare, right? Not if you’re choreographer MonicaMore »

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From the Page to the Stage

When the curtains rose on Pacific Northwest Ballet’s premiere of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker in November 2015, the audience enteredMore »

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Summer Level Letdown

You fought through your audition nerves and earned admission to your dream summer program. You managed to pack all yourMore »

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Sand Dancing

Five women in leather-soled boots sweep their feet across a sand-covered stage, accenting the music in maraca-like rhythms. With itsMore »

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