Speaking of Dancers on the Runway...
Last week we introduced you to ballet dancer-turned-model Anna Zanovello. Now it's time to meet Coco Rocha. As in Irish step dancer-turned-high fashion model Coco Rocha!
Originally scouted at an Irish step dancing competition, Coco has become one of today's most-loved Canadian models. Currently, she can be seen tapping her heart out (wearing stilettos no less!) in White House | Black Market's latest TV spots. Check it out:
But that's not all. In 2007, Jean Paul Gaultier asked her to Irish step dance down the runway to open his show. (It's amazing!) See Coco's dance down the runway and listen to her talk about her love for dance and modeling in a promo for the Irish step dance film, Jig.
We've said it before and we'll say it again: New York City Ballet principal Sara Mearns is some SERIOUS #goals. Her strength and power onstage borders on superhuman. But what's extra magical about Mearns is that she really puts in the fitness and cross-training work outside of the rehearsal studio. And she's overcome her fair share of injuries. Which is why she was the perfect source for Vogue's latest ballet fitness story.
Well, this brings class videos to a whole new level! Choreographer Phil Wright and dancer Ashley Liai have been together eight-plus years, but she was still in total shock when he proposed to her mid-dance at Millennium Dance Complex earlier this week. Why? Well, the whole thing was unbelievably perfect.
In the dance industry, dancers don't always have a say in what they wear on their bodies. This can get tricky if you're asked to wear something that compromises your own personal values. So what should you do if you find yourself in this sticky situation? We sat down for a Q&A with "Dancing with the Stars" alumn Ashly Costa to answer that very question. Here's what she had to say about the options dancers have surrounding questionable costumes.