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Ailey II.0
The world-renowned second company has a new director—and a new crop of dancers who are ready for anything.

How I Got Here
Three pros reflect on their unique career paths.

Audition Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making
Don't sabotage yourself.

Put Your Best Look Forward
Should you change your style for your career?

Get Her Audition Look
Four pros model their favorite outfits for every audition.

Dance Spirit's 2015 Audition Guide
Get essential info on more than 120 auditions.

Resumé Revamp
How to spin your dance experience on a non-dance resumé.

Up Front: Buzz
Sonya Tayeh remakes a Graham classic.

Up Front: The Dirt
American Ballet Theatre's Devon Teuscher.

Letter to My Teenage Self
Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo.

Dear Katie
Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.

Body Buzz
Homeopathic remedies for pain—and when to use them.

Spotlight: Dance Team
Advice for balancing your dance team life with your studio commitments.

College Corner
Top dance programs outside the U.S

You Should Know
Mini heartthrob Brady Farrar.

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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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