10 Dance-y Instagrammers to Follow

Instagram is basically a dance-lover's paradise. Dancers are all about visuals, so a photo-sharing app is our idea of a playground. And that means a lot of big dance names (and organizations) are alllll over Instagram, giving us little peeks at their glamorous, artsy worlds.

Looking for inspiration? Well, first, give us a follow (@dancespiritmagazine)! And then check out our list of 10 other dance-tagrammers who won't disappoint.

@thejaquelknight (JaQuel Knight)

If you're a diehard fan of Beyoncé (and her dancers!), follow choreographer JaQuel Knight for insider-y photos from Queen Bey's rehearsals and performances.

@RoyalOperaHouse (London's Royal Opera House)

A smorgasbord of beautiful images from The Royal Ballet and Royal Opera. (These are the Caterpillar's shoes from Christopher Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland!)

@travisova (Travis Wall)

A star in his own right, he also works with pretty much every amazing dancer you can think of—and his feed is full of them.

@miamicityballet (Miami City Ballet)

They let their dancers do the Instagramming, which makes for an interesting, ever-changing feed.

@thrurosecoloredlenses (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Jamar Roberts)

Unexpected perspectives on all things dance (and non-dance).

@allisonholker (Allison Holker)

A mix of pretty dance shots and the cutest family photos you've ever seen (because hello, her family is tWitch and her adorable munchkin of a daughter).

@gallimdance (Gallim Dance)

No brunch photos here. The innovative company's feed is all beautiful dancing, all the time.

@real_world_ballerina

The funniest bunhead 'grammer out there. Real World Ballerina speaks the truth!

@cloudskmz (Daniel "Cloud" Campos)

Our favorite commercial goofball's quirky sense of humor translates well to Instagram.

@janieclaire (New York City Ballet principal Janie Taylor)

Janie Taylor lives in a bizarre, wonderful world. We want to go to there.

(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)

Congratulations to Dance Spirit's 2019 Cover Model Search finalists: Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit's Fall 2019 cover. Learn more about the dancers by clicking on their names here:

Read Darriel's profile here

Read Diego's profile here

Read Emma's profile here

And then vote for your favorite below. You can vote once a day now through July 15.

We also want you to get social! We'll be factoring social media likes and shares into our final tallies. Be sure to show your favorite finalist some love on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, sharing their profile pages and using the hashtag #DanceSpiritCMS.

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