2013 Dance Spirit Cover Model Search Finalists

Congratulations to Dance Spirit’s 2013 Cover Model Search finalists: Madi Hicks, Hayden Hopkins and Alexa Luke! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit’s October 2013 cover.Check out each girl’s bio and photos below, and watch their solo videos. Then, go behind the scenes to see the finalists in action at Broadway Dance Center and on set with photographer Nathan Sayers.To read more about each finalist, get your hands on a copy of the July/August issue. You only get one chance to vote for your favorite—make it count!


Madi Hicks video | bio

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Hayden Hopkins video | bio

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Alexa Luke video | bio

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Behind the Scenes with the Finalists

Madi, Hayden and Alexa spent three days in NYC with the Dance Spirit editors. They took classes at Broadway Dance Center, saw Newsies on Broadway and had a photo shoot with dance photographer Nathan Sayers.


Voting is now closed. Look for the winner on Dance Spirit's October cover!

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