The Dirt: Tyne Stecklein
There’s a group of blonde bombshells headed to a cinema near you this month. Burlesque, which follows a small-town girl finding her niche at a burlesque club in L.A., features a cast of gorgeous women—including Christina Aguilera, Julianne Hough and Kristen Bell—getting their grooves on. But Tyne Stecklein, the head-turner who plays Jesse, will get you to tear your eyes away from those superstars.
Tyne’s no stranger to being a part of a stellar cast. This commercial dancer has shared the screen and stage with the likes of Zac Efron, in High School Musical 2 and 17 Again; Bebe Neuwirth, in Fame; Will Ferrell, in Step Brothers; and the King of Pop himself, as a dancer booked on Michael Jackson’s This Is It tour. The former comp kid was also a member of Justin Giles’ contemporary company, Soul Escape. Check out Burlesque in theaters November 24 and read on for The Dirt!
One thing you can’t live without: Performing!...and coffee in the morning
Who would play you in a movie? Rachel McAdams
Most-played song on your iPod: "Fast Cars and Freedom" by Rascal Flatts
Must-see T.V. show: My favorite TV show has always been "Friends." I still watch the reruns. Now I like "Modern Family" and I love that "Glee uses so many dancers.
What’s your biggest guilty pleasure? Ice cream and chocolate :)
One thing most people don’t know about you: I watch football every Sunday but don't understand the game, even though my dad was a coach.
Photo of Tyne Stecklein in Burlesque by Stephen Vaughan.
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All of 18-year-old Kaylin Maggard's dreams—from scoring the title of National Senior Outstanding Dancer at New York City Dance Alliance Nationals to winning the 2017 Dance Spirit Cover Model Search—are coming true. And to anyone who knows the gorgeous contemporary dancer, that's no surprise.
From the moment the Dance Spirit staff met Kaylin, it was obvious her humility and talent would take her far. Not only did she go full-out during the photo shoot and class at Broadway Dance Center, but she was always cheering on, laughing with, and supporting her fellow CMS contestants Haley Hartsfield and Michelle Quiner. During the voting period, the social media world was abuzz with praise for her work ethic, positive attitude, and generosity.
Since her CMS trip to NYC, Kaylin's moved from her hometown of Columbia, MO, to the Big Apple for her freshman year at Juilliard, and is busy getting acquainted with the city. As for the future? She's taking it one opportunity at a time, but something tells us we'll be seeing this contemporary queen reach new heights every year.
J.Crew's putting a whole new spin on its brand —literally. The popular clothing line's inspired ad campaign has a group of cute male models showing off their best moves in a series of playful dance battles. When we saw one of those models throw down the gauntlet with a rather impressive series of chaîné turns, we knew he had to be a trained dancer, and we were right: He's former New York City Ballet corps member Joshua Thew. Dancer and model Smith Reesie also shows off in a seriously impressive freestyle.
It's fall! The leaves are changing, everything everywhere is pumpkin-spice flavored—and "Dancing with the Stars" is back on the air. For the 25th time. Season TWENTY-FIVE, y'all: Here we go.
Koine. Kiki. Lex. Taylor. Welcome to the fight to the finale!
On last night's show—the last one before the last one—the Top 4 performed roughly one million times, including an opening number, a group routine, a solo, an All Star duet (a favorite from earlier in the season), and a routine paired with a fellow contestant. And best of all: No one went home! (Yet.) Here's a rundown of all the good stuff.
Fourteen-year-old Kennadi Boese is a teenage dance superhero. For one thing, she's successfully living a double life. One day, she's studying dance and going to school in Colorado like a normal teenager; the next, she's booking major L.A. gigs like the Kids' Choice Sports Awards. It's not just Kennadi's schedule that's super-powered: Her turns are effortless and endless, and she's crazy-versatile (flamenco, anyone?).