Lucky girl: Lucy with Brad Pitt on the set of "World War Z" (photo via "Bromley Times")
(...well, sort of.)
Little Lucy Walsham, whom you might recognize from such small films as World War Z (hence, Brad Pitt) and Les Misérables, recently decided to give up acting. Why, you ask? Because she earned a place at the prestigious Royal Ballet School in London.
Lucy, who is apparently brilliantly gifted at whatever she does, was one of only 12 girls chosen to join the school this year. (Ballet is in her blood: Her mom was a dancer, too.) This month she moved into her RBS dormitory in Richmond, Surrey, and started her intensive ballet studies.
“I want my name to be something people associate with dance," Lucy told Great Britain's Bromley Times, "and for ballet to become more popular with everyone.” Right on, little lady.
That said, it might be a little easier to leave the acting world once you've already worked with its biggest stars. What was it like hanging out with Pitt on the set of World War Z, Lucy? "He was a regular guy. He was very funny and I got to meet his kids and Angelina too."
Best of luck to you, Miss Walsham!
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.