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Carlos Gonzalez (Ernesto Linnermann, courtesy Gonzalez)

4 Latinx Dancers Breaking Boundaries

It's National Hispanic Heritage Month, a period observed from September 15 to October 15 that recognizes the contributions of Latinx and Hispanic communities to American culture. The dance world has been lucky enough to be on the receiving end of those contributions, with Latinx dance artists leaving legacies that have helped move it to a more inclusive place.

At Dance Spirit, we're celebrating the month by highlighting four Latinx dancers whose groundbreaking work is opening doors for the next generation.

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Including Tyce Diorio and Phillip Chbeeb for High Strung: Free Dance (Jo Bee, courtesy Michael Damian)

Here's the Full List of the 2020 World Choreography Award Nominees

We at Dance Spirit are *huge* fans of awards shows—particularly, awards shows that highlight dance. So naturally, we're extra-huge fans of the World Choreography Awards, which have recognized and celebrated all the fabulous choreography happening in movies, TV shows, commercials, and on stages for a full decade.

For the WCA 10th anniversary, the winners of the nine categories—spanning stage and screen—will be announced at the Virtual Live Stream Ceremony on December 8th. We can't wait to see which of our fave choreographers takes home a "Choreo." Get excited by checking out the full list of nominees below.

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We're doing classical ballet, #SpookyStyles (Getty Images/Ezume Images)

This Halloween, We're Ranking the Spookiest Ballets in Dance History

When people think ballet, they think elegance and grace—pretty tutus and pink shoes. Yet the plots of some of the most famous ballets could rival any Hollywood horror flick. Most ballet companies have their Nutcracker in the wintertime, and a fun story ballet in the spring, but what about #SpookySzn?

We're ranking the *spookiest* ballets on a scale from 1-5 Wilis—aka the beautiful dancing ghosts from Giselle. For the sake of this list, 1 will be "slightly concerning" (think, "forgetting your ballet shoes at home") and 5 will be "abject terror" (as in, "forgetting the choreography for your solo and freezing like a deer in headlights").

Without further ado, let's boo-rrée down the list.

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