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Doing the Hustle

How some of the most talented dancers are living the freelance dream, not daydreaming about a company gig.


So You Think You Need a Website

With the right approach and content, you can make a website work for you.


Audition #Fails

Five pros spill on the moments that went oh so wrong.


Buzz

The scoop on Broadway's Kiss Me, Kate revival.


The Dirt

Camille A. Brown dancer Maleek Washington.


Letter to My Teenage Self

New York City Ballet's Georgina Pazcoguin.


Choreographer's Collage

Where Nick Young finds inspiration.


Diary

A week in the life of ABT apprentice Abbey Marrison.


Body Buzz

Pamper yourself with self-care this Valentine's Day.


Health

Everything you need to know about cupping.


The Look

What you should actually wear to auditions—according to directors.


Convention

Upping your improv game.


Musical Theater

How to tackle the most common singing and acting mistakes dancers make.


College Corner

Should you graduate early?


Branch Out

Inside Adrienne Gregorek's life as a dance physical therapist.


You Should Know

Rising star Kiarra Waidelich.

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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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