Billy Bell, Travel Vlogger

If you're a Billy Bell fan (and if you're not, we're not friends anymore), you know that Billy recently joined the very prestigious Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet. If you're a Cedar Lake fan (and if not, again, we just don't get you), you know that the company tours all over the place on a regular basis.

But here's something you may not know: Cedar Lake recently launched a new behind-the-scenes video series following its dancers around the world. New films will be posted on the company's blog every Tuesday—and they're hosted by none other than our friend, Mr. Bell.

Check out the first installment below, featuring the troupe rehearsing and then hitting the road en route to their first stop: Turin, Italy. Needless to say, the dance footage is pretty spectacular, and with cutie-pie Billy as our tour guide, it's sort of hard to go wrong here. Don't forget to tune in next week for a peek at their Italy performances!

(Want even more Billy? Check out this episode of Dance212, where we meet the members of Billy's Lunge Dance Collective.)

(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:

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

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All that said, Nigel and co. kept things spicy this week, so our attention remained firmly glued to the screen. (It's been 16 seasons—who are we to doubt Nigel Lythgoe, sir?) Here's how it all went down.

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