You know the dancer choreographers are dying to set work on because they know it’ll look good—whether it’s a soft contemporary piece or a jazzy 8-count for a commercial? That’s 14-year-old Logan Hassel. She’s danced on “The X Factor,” the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” performed with Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku Girls in a Macy’s Passport show and toured the country as Clara in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Last year she even had a speaking role on “Modern Family.” Not bad for a small-town triple threat (yup, she sings, too)!
"There’s a lot of competition in L.A. Sometimes you just need to breathe, and say to yourself, ‘I got this.’"
(photo by Michael Higgins)
Birthday: June 6, 1999
Hometown: Johnston, IA
Most-played music: “I’m a Midwest girl, so you know I love my country music—my favorite is Carrie Underwood. I also like Kelly Clarkson, and Katy Perry’s song ‘Roar.’ ”
Favorite food: Sushi
Non-dance hobby: Golfing
If she were a superhero, her power would be: Reading minds
Favorite dance movie: Step Up Revolution. “I love that they added contemporary to all the hip hop, so dancers of all styles can enjoy it.”
Must-see TV show: “Happy Endings”—“but it got canceled!”