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Darriel Johnakin is your 2019 Cover Model Search winner!

Love, Diego/Love, Emma

CMS runners-up Diego Pasillas and Emma Sutherland write thank-you letters to their fans

Nigel Lythgoe and Cat Deeley's Favorite "SYTYCD" Routines of All Time

The numbers the "SYTYCD" icons can't live without.


Three professional dancers take us inside their dressing rooms for a behind-the-scenes look at everything from makeup to mementos.

Nationals Trendspotting

Top trends from this past summer's Nationals.

Seven Mistakes Dancers Make When Choosing a College Program

Don't let them happen to you!

"Should I Minor in Dance?"

For college-bound dancers, it's a major question.

Letter to My First-Year Self

Five senior dance majors reflect on their college experiences.

Letter to My Teenage Self

Ballet dancer turned Broadway star Robert Fairchild.

The Dirt

Rising Ailey II company member Caroline Theodora Dartey.

Dear Katie

Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.


The differences between hot and ice baths—and when dancers should use each.


How overstretching can lead to inferior results and injury.


The right (and wrong) ways to do three key stretches.


Creating movement for inexperienced performers doesn't have to be daunting.

College Corner

The life-changing magic of office hours.

You Should Know

Comp star and bunhead Rebecca Myles Stewart.

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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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(From left) Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart, Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, and Lauren Graham in "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist," courtesy NBCUniversal Media, LLC

Mandy Moore Puts Dance in the Spotlight in NBC's Newest Series, "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist"

Imagine living in a real-life musical, where spontaneous song-and-dance breaks happen as often in the street as they do onstage. After a series of unusual events, every dancers' dream becomes an unexpected reality for computer coder Zoey Clarke (played by Jane Levy) in NBC's newest series, "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist." Although at first her new powers catch Zoey off guard, when she learns to embrace them, she's able to connect with the world around her like never before.

And the best part? Every musical mashup puts incredible dancing front and center, thanks in large part to series choreographer and all around dance-for-the-screen extraordinaire, Mandy Moore. Dance Spirit chatted with Moore about choreographing for the dance-driven series, which returns to NBC with all-new episodes this Sunday, February 16 at 9/8c.

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Boston Ballet principal Seo Hye Han as Cinderella in Sir Frederick Ashton's Cinderella (Liza Voll, courtesy Boston Ballet)

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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