Behold, the Absolutely Stacked Roster for "World of Dance" Season 3
Can't wait to watch these smiling faces every week!!!! (Courtesy of NBC)
Mark your calendars, people—"World of Dance" officially returns to NBC for its third season on Tuesday, February 26. And you guys, the level of talent this season is OUT OF CONTROL.
This show truly has a knack for attracting some of the best dancers in the biz, and Season 3 is no exception. There are tons of skilled acts vying for the casual $1 million prize, including 2016 Cover Model Search winner Briar Nolet, January 2018 cover star Charlize Glass, comp-scene standouts Kayla Mak and Lauren Yakima, and "SYTYCD" alum Derek Piquette. In addition to all the crazy talent competing from the U.S., there are also dancers hailing from Norway, South Korea, Thailand, India, and Italy (to name just a few). If the last two seasons are any indication, then we're pretty much guaranteed to get some absolutely amazing backstories, a much-needed weekly dose of J.Lo, Derek Hough, and NE-YO, and world-class dancing every episode. Catch the full lineup below. (And make sure to check back every week for our recap!)
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
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:
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James Whiteside (Jayme Thornton for Dance Magazine)
Say you're perpetually impeccable designer Thom Browne. Say you're planning your Spring 2020 Paris menswear show along a "Versailles country club" theme. Say you want a world-class danseur to open the show with some kind of appropriately fabulous choreography.
Who do you call? James Whiteside, of course. On Saturday, the American Ballet Theatre principal—wearing pointe shoes and a glorious pinstriped tutu—kicked off Browne's presentation at the École des Beaux-Arts with a 15-minute, show-stealing solo. Whiteside choreographed the piece himself, with the help of detailed notes from the designer.