Shelby Patterson can command a stage with a single look. That fierce presence, plus her laser-sharp focus and ball-of-fire energy, have made her a standout in both the contemporary and commercial worlds. "I'm always performing out to the audience," Shelby says. "People say things like, 'Oh, that's the Shelby face—she's in the zone.' "
As usual, the Tony Awards 2018 were a musical theater lovers dream come true. There's nothing better than seeing some of our favorite dancers perform their hearts out on the iconic Radio City Music Hall stage, and we were seriously inspired by the power of theater in the process.
"World of Dance" Season 2 continued last night with the second round of qualifiers, and the ep featured some seriously great acts from all over the globe. Pieces by Pasha and Daniella (a ballroom duo from Russia), Connection (a Latino hip hop group from Mexico), and Fabulous Sisters (an all-girl dance team from Japan) put the "world" in "World of Dance."
And they all brought their A-game. The performances were just as 🔥 as we've come to expect from this show, and the competition is definitely heating up.
As soon as we see Emma Portner's name attached to a project, we immediately know it's going to be magical.
New York City Ballet soloist Indiana Woodward is turning heads with her energetic presence, precise technique, and crisp musicality. In the past few years, she's made a number of standout debuts, including Juliet in Romeo and Juliet and the lead in Lauren Lovette's first work for the company, For Clara. Woodward was born in Paris, France, and began her dance training at age 10 in Venice, CA, at the Yuri Grigoriev School of Ballet. In 2010, she enrolled full-time at the School of American Ballet and became an apprentice with NYCB two years later. She was promoted to soloist last year. Catch her dancing during the company's spring season at Lincoln Center through June 3—and read on for The Dirt!
Wanna hear something mind-blowing? Last night marked the second week of the latest "Dancing with the Stars: Athletes." That means we're already HALF WAY through Season 26.
Let that sink in.
This means we get only a few more weeks to watch Adam Rippon absolutely slay on the dance floor (which he did again last night). 😭 (We're not ok, either.) Things are moving fast around here, people! So fast that another TWO couples were eliminated last night. But we'll get to that later.
Misty Copeland is unstoppable this month: In addition to releasing a buzzy new line of super-pretty activewear, designed in collaboration with Under Armour, she also sat down with Refinery29 for an in-depth interview, discussing everything from diversity in ballet to her take on fitness trends like barre classes.