(courtesy Jessica Pariseau)
Jessica Pariseau is no stranger to the sultry, shadowy world of Cabaret. This triple threat got her first taste of the Kit Kat Klub during the national Broadway tour of the show in 1999. Since then, she’s performed in The Producers on Broadway, in the national tour of Chicago, as a Radio City Rockette and in several movies and TV shows. Now, she’s back on the Great White Way with the Kit Kat dancers. See Jessica in Cabaret, opening April 24 at Studio 54 in NYC, and read on for The Dirt. —RZ
If you could work with any performer, past or present, who would you choose? Audrey Hepburn
What’s your must-see TV show? I have a three-year-old son, so "The Wonder Pets" is a must-see show at our house.
What’s your favorite movie? I just saw the movie Her which was beautifully acted and really thought-provoking.
What’s your biggest guilty pleasure? Baking! Specifically my "scientific" search for the best chocolate chip cookie.
What’s your favorite food? Fennel—I love its smell and flavor.
If you weren’t a performer, what would you be? A CIA operative who travels the world
Who would play you in a movie? I know I'm living in a fantasy world here, but...Angelina Jolie.
What would you name a musical about your life? Freckles
Since the NYC premiere of Alexei Ratmansky's Whipped Cream at American Ballet Theatre's spring gala Monday night, the DS editors haven't stopped talking about its creepy-cute sets and costumes, created by artist Mark Ryden. Well, the obsession is about to get even crazier, because we just heard that Ryden's artwork for the ballet is now on display in not one, but TWO locations in NYC.
Yes, yes, we know: Dancers are athletes as well as artists. But we haven't seen anything hammer home just HOW athletic dancers are quite as well as this video from Self magazine, which features American Ballet Theatre principal/fairy princess Isabella Boylston trying to teach top-level CrossFit enthusiasts ballet.
There's a reason Mia Michaels' nickname is "Mama Mia." The legendary choreographer invests deeply in her dancers, whether they're competitors on "So You Think You Can Dance," members of the Radio City Rockettes, or part of her own elite assistant squad. And now, Michaels is launching a project that aims to give more dancers access to her gifts as a teacher and mentor.
And that's a wrap on "Dancing with the Stars" Season 24, ladies and gents! It's certainly been one for the books. From injuries to shocking eliminations, let's just say Season 24 has had its emotional ups and downs. But despite all that, the season made for some seriously phenom dancing and some killer performances. And as usual, we've loved watching every second of those cha chas, foxtrots, and waltzes.
Let's get right to the exciting stuff, though: Last night's winning couple of "Dancing with the Stars" is...
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.