Hate to break it to you dancers, but summer's winding down. It's not all bad though—fall signals the start of Nutcracker season, lots of brand new choreo to learn and of course the chance to wear cozy sweaters! Plus, we've got some exciting news that'll have you jumping for joy and wishing for fall: Maddie Ziegler announced this week that she'll be joining Sia on her upcoming "Nostalgic for the Present" tour! A Maddie/Sia performance live?! Yes, pleaseeeee.
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The tour officially kicks off on August 4 in Moscow, but it sounds like Maddie will join for the North American leg which begins September 23 in Las Vegas. The late start is most likely due to the fact that Maddie will still be finishing up her gig as a judge on SYTYCD when the tour starts (if you've missed any of this season's crazy awesome moments check out our recaps!). The tour runs through November and there's a really good chance it's coming to a city near you.
Everyone knows Maddie has been Sia's go-to girl for the past few years—we're still not over those music videos and performances—and we can't say we're surprised that Sia asked her mini-me to join her on tour, but we are SUPER happy it's happening!
Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday (as in two days from now!) (as in grab yours ASAP!) and all of the details can be found here. In the meantime, while you're preoccupied by Maddie/Sia daydreams, enjoy this throwback video of the duo performing "Chandelier" on The Ellen Show in 2014. As if you needed a reminder of what a beast dancer Maddie is...
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
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Isabella Boylston in "The Bright Stream" (Rosalie O'Connor, courtesy American Ballet Theatre)
Beloved by ballet fans for her lucid technique and onstage effervescence, by her Instagram followers for the deftly curated photos and videos she shares of her glamorous life, and by fangirl Jennifer Garner for all of the above, American Ballet Theatre principal Isabella Boylston is one of the rare ballet stars who's achieved mainstream fame. A native of Sun Valley, ID, Boylston trained at the Academy of Colorado Ballet and the Harid Conservatory before joining the ABT Studio Company in 2005. She entered the main company as an apprentice in 2006, and attained principal status in 2014. In addition to her successes with ABT, where she dances nearly every major ballerina role, Boylston has served as artistic director of the annual Ballet Sun Valley Festival, which brings high-level performances and classes to her hometown. And speaking of famous Jennifers: Boylston recently appeared as Jennifer Lawrence's dance double in the film Red Sparrow. Catch her onstage with ABT as Manon, Odette/Odile, and Princess Aurora during the company's Metropolitan Opera House season this summer in NYC. —Margaret Fuhrer