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The Great Gaby
The Season 12 winner of "So You Think You Can Dance" talks about her road to the show, her favorite behind-the-scenes moments and her dreams for the future.

That's So L.A. (Dance Project)
Get to know one of the hottest contemporary companies this side of the Pacific.

What's Next for Contemporary Dance?
The ever-evolving style has expanded from concert stages to film, TV, music videos and Broadway. So where can it go from here?

The Sweetest Dream
Claras who grew up to be Sugar Plum Fairies.

Up Front: Buzz
Inside the HBO ballet documentary Bolshoi Babylon; Keigwin + Company's landmark season.

Up Front: The Dirt
Pacific Northwest Ballet rising star Angelica Generosa.

Letter to My Teenage Self
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Linda Celeste Sims.

Dear Katie
Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.

Body Buzz
How to prevent and battle blisters; when to ice and when to use heat on an injury.

Fashion
Our 2015 holiday gift guide.

Style Lab
Tiaras fit for a princess—or a prima.

Spotlight: Ballet
How to customize your pointe shoe shanks.

Future Star Winners, Part 1
Meet our 2015 awardees.

You Should Know
Ballet phenom Austen Acevedo.

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From "Dance Moms" to Complexions: Ballerina Kaeli Ware's Unconventional Path to Success

Take one look at Kaeli Ware's Instagram page and you'll be captivated. The elegant, impossibly long-limbed ballet dancer has over 110 thousand followers hooked on her every polished move. But the 19-year-old phenom isn't just a social media sensation. Having already conquered the competition scene and the world of dance reality TV, Ware recently joined Complexions Contemporary Ballet as a trainee. These days, she splits her time between NYC and Philadelphia, PA, where she continues to beef up her classical training at The Rock School for Dance Education.

She's not a traditional bunhead, and she's not a run-of-the-mill social influencer, either. Instead, Ware is creating her own hybrid career path—and it's taking her to impressive places.

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5 Principal Dancers on the Ballet Steps That Still Challenge Them

Their technique might seem effortless onstage, but even the most seasoned ballet professionals have that one step that still drives them crazy. We asked five principal dancers to open up about the skills they still find challenging, and how they're working to finesse them.

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Dear Katie: How Important Are Private Dance Lessons?

In our "Dear Katie" series, Miami City Ballet soloist Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions. Have something you want to ask Katie? Email dearkatie@dancespirit.com for a chance to be featured!

Dear Katie,

Do I need private lessons? I'm a professional-track dancer, and my teachers say that I should start scheduling privates to advance more quickly. But they're so expensive. Will I make it if I stick to group classes?

Jenna

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