Quick: Name a dance-y movie or TV show. Chances are Britt Stewart was featured in it. The Colorado native has performed in all three High School Musical movies, Fame, No Strings Attached and Teen Beach Movie. Her TV credits include “Bunheads,” “Glee” and “Dancing Fools.” Plus, she’s rocked out behind Rihanna, Demi Lovato, Janet Jackson, The Veronicas, Vanessa Hudgens and, most recently, Katy Perry. Want to know more about this hard-working, versatile dancer? Read on for The Dirt. —RZ
(courtesy Britt Stewart)
What did you want to be when you were a kid? "A pediatric surgeon"
Performer you would drop everything to see: "Prince--I think he is brilliant as an artist and a performer."
Must-see TV show: "Grey's Anatomy--I've been a fan since Season 1."
Who is your dance crush? "Patrick Swayze"
Favorite movie: "Dirty Dancing of course!"
Biggest guilty pleasure: "watching cooking shows"
Something most people don’t know about you: "I still have to wear my retainer at night...shhhh!"
Who would play you in a movie? "Kerry Washington"
What are your pet peeves? "Water around my bathroom sink--I know it's weird!"
What’s your most embarrassing onstage moment? "I split my pants while filming a scene in the film No Strings Attached."
What has been your proudest career moment so far? "dancing for Janet Jackson"
Nearly 80,000 dance-loving Instagram followers can't be wrong: Quinn Starner is one to watch. And what's just as impressive as the 15-year-old's rabid online following is her ever-growing list of competition accolades. Quinn, who trains at Indiana Ballet Conservatory and Stars Dance Company, been named first runner-up at The Dance Awards for two years in a row (as a junior and a teen); was the 2016 West Coast Dance Explosion Teen National Champion; earned first place in contemporary and third place in the classical division at Youth America Grand Prix Regionals in Pittsburgh last year; has won the Grand Prix Award at ADC|IBC; and was a gold medalist at World Ballet Art Competition Grand Prix. Plus, she made it to the Academy round on last year's "So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation," and has performed as Clara in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Here's what Quinn has to say about her favorite songs, teachers, and career highlights.
Want a chance to get personally involved in the HOTLY anticipated TV show "World of Dance"? Of course you do. That's why J. Lo. and the rest of the "WOD" team have launched an interactive version of the upcoming NBC series that lets Snapchatters get in on the action.
On Saturday morning, Russell Horning—aka 15-year-old Instagram king @i_got_barzz—was already kind of famous. His admittedly bad but weirdly mesmerizing dance videos had earned him shoutouts from the likes of Rihanna (and dance tributes from the likes of Josh Killacky).
But by Sunday morning? By Sunday morning, Russell Got Barzz had reached an entirely different level of memedom. Because Katy Perry tapped the teen—signature backpack and all—to perform "Swish Swish" with her on "Saturday Night Live." And the internet lost its darn mind.
If, like me, you've ever wondered (and wondered) how that stunning opening scene in La La Land came together, do we have a treat for you.
Fashion looks better in motion—that's why runways exist. But when does fashion look REALLY amazing? In dancey motion. And exhibit #69372 in the case for the inescapable connection between dance and fashion is this new video from Harper's Bazaar, featuring our favorite dancer/model/rock star, Larsen Thompson.