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January 2016


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  • The Dirt: Isabella DeVivo

    Isabella DeVivo is taking the ballet world by storm: During her first year as a San Francisco Ballet corps ... More »

  • Dear Katie

    Dear Katie, I have good technique, but I carry a lot of tension in my wrists and hands—they look ... More »

  • Letter to My Teenage Self: Stella Abrera

    American Ballet Theatre principal Stella Abrera isn’t just a breathtaking ballerina who rises to any occasion. The Filipino-American is ... More »

  • Making Her Mark

    In many ways, 23-year-old Cassandra Naud is a typical commercial dancer on the rise. She trained in a variety ... More »

  • Full Seed Ahead

    Food fads seem to die as quickly as a pair of pointe shoes during Nutcracker season. But there’s one ... More »

  • Let’s Get Things Straight

    You’re at a checkup with your doctor, and she asks you to roll down and touch your toes. When ... More »

  • Hips Don’t Lie

    If there’s one thing that separates ballroom dancers from everyone else, it’s their swinging, sassy hips. Hip action—the rotation ... More »

  • Dancers of New York

    Four super-stylish, real-world professional dancers take us inside their NYC studios—and show us how to get their trendy looks. Check ... More »

  • Not Your Mama’s Unitard

    It’s a retro redo! The one-piece is back, and you’ll love its new look. Beautiful backs and bold silhouettes ... More »

  • Now Casting (Podcasting, That Is)

    What do you get when two Broadway veterans decide to make a podcast together? That’d be “The Ensemblist,” which ... More »

  • Ace Your Overnight

    Taking a campus tour is an integral part of your college decision-making process. But what if you’re already super-serious ... More »

  • Teenage Mutants

    The stars aligned back in 2013, when two young dancers walked into Tricia Miranda’s class at International Dance Academy ... More »

  • Inside “Grease: Live”

    If you were obsessed with “Peter Pan Live!” and “The Sound of Music Live!,” you’re undoubtedly living for “Grease: ... More »

  • Where Will This Summer Take You?

    Summer intensive program options might feel endless. To help, we designed this quiz to help you pick your perfect dance adventure. ... More »

  • Life-Changing Summers

    There’s nothing like the thrill of attending a summer program. Getting to experience new teachers and classes can make ... More »

  • My Life on Insta

    As the winner of 2015 Teen Best Female Dancer at The Dance Awards Las Vegas, 14-year-old Lucy Vallely spends ... More »

  • Dance Spirit Future Star 2015 Part 2

    We’re beyond excited to feature our second round of amazing 2015 Future Star winners! These dancers were singled out ... More »

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(From left) ABT's Erica Lall; NYCB's India Bradley; Washington Ballet's Nardia Boodoo; NYCB's Rachel Hutsell (all photos by Rachel Neville)

Misty Copeland. Her name is synonymous with exquisite artistry and outspoken advocacy. And her visibility has made a huge impact on the ballet world. Ballet's relationship with race has always been strained at best, hostile at worst. But Copeland's persistent message and star quality have finally forced the ballet industry to start talking about racial diversity, inclusivity, and representation. "The rarity of seeing ourselves represented is sad," Copeland says. "The more we see every hue and body shape represented on the stage, the more possibilities young dancers feel they have for themselves."

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There are plenty of current Olympic figure skaters who'd make beautiful dancers (first among them Adam Rippon, whose gorgeously choreographed long program won the internet, if not the gold). But today, as we wait for the women's figure skating competition to crown its new champions, we wanted to throw it back to one of the most beautifully balletic skaters of all time: Sasha Cohen.

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Via Jaime Guttenberg's memorialized Facebook page

Yesterday, the dance community was heartbroken to learn that Jaime Guttenberg and Cara Loughran, both 14-year-old dancers, were among the 17 people killed on Valentine's Day in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL.

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Dancer to Dancer
Sarah Lane as Clara in The Nutcracker (photo by Gene Schiavone, courtesy American Ballet Theatre)

American Ballet Theatre principal Sarah Lane charms audiences with her bright energy and crisp technique. The San Francisco, CA, native first started dancing at age 4 at a local community center, and at age 7 started training in Memphis, TN, at the Classical Ballet Memphis. Her family later moved to Rochester, NY, where she continued studying at the Draper Center for Dance Education. In 2002, she was a YoungArts Foundation winner in dance, allowing her to become a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts. She joined American Ballet Theatre as an apprentice in 2003, was made a soloist in 2007, and was promoted to principal last fall. Recently, she originated the role of Princess Praline in Alexei Ratmansky's Whipped Cream. Catch her later this spring during ABT's Metropolitan Opera season. —Courtney Bowers

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Thinking about declaring a dance major? We had professors discuss all the factors you should consider before submitting that major-declaration form.

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Leap! National Dance Competition offers dancers of all skill levels an opportunity to showcase their talents in an event where the focus is on fun and competing is just a bonus!

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The high-flying leaps of grand allegro are meant to be incredibly exciting. But at the end of an intense ballet class, when you're exhausted, it can be hard to give them the attention they deserve. Want to pump up your big jumps? Follow these 10 vital tips from Jennifer Hart, curriculum director and instructor at Ballet Austin.

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Health & Body
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"Whole, low-fat, or skim?" The question of which milk to drink has gotten a little more complicated lately, with a wide variety of nondairy milks popping up in grocery stores. To find out which ones are worth your milk money, we had registered dietitian Monika Saigal answer some FAQs.

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You and I both know that dancing is the best thing since chocolate chip cookies! But its always nice when dance gets the recognition it deserves from non–dance-world peeps. That's why we did our own happy dance when we saw Shape magazine's article on how dancing can actually make you a better athlete.

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Dancer to Dancer
Ruby Castro with All-Star partner Paul Karmiryan on "So You Think You Can Dance" (Adam Rose/FOX)

When Ruby Castro became a Top 10 finalist on "So You Think You Can Dance" Season 13, she was a fresh, feisty new face to most at-home viewers. But in the dance world—particularly on the ballroom circuit—Ruby was already a household name. Miami-based Ruby grew up as a belle of the ballroom: Her parents, Manny and Lory Castro, are veritable superstars of the scene. They're the owners of Dance Town, an ultra-competitive studio in Doral, FL, and raised Ruby to follow in their furiously fast footsteps. Before she graced the "SYT" stage, Ruby had already been named a U.S. Junior Champion in Latin Ballroom, and competed on "America's Got Talent"—twice!

So, we know she's talented, we know she's versatile, we know she's stunning, and we know she can dance. But here's what you may not know about Ruby.

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