Get your hands on the February issue of DS!

The February issue is on newsstands now, and we couldn't be more excited about it! Here's a peek inside the issue...


If you've seen Memphis on Broadway, you've surely seen the super talented Vivian Nixon. She lights up the stage in the ensemble—so much so that it's hard to take your eyes off her. While Vivian is making it on Broadway by scoring spots in hit shows, she's no stranger to the excitement of the entertainment industry: Her mom is dance icon Debbie Allen! Click here to read about Vivian's career ups and downs and what it was like growing up with famous parents.


There's also tons of audition coverage in this issue. Whether you're prepping for a summer study audition or trying to score a spot on your college dance team, we've got plenty of tricks of the trade to help you nail the tryout. Click here to learn how to nail your audition, whether it's your first, second or 15th try. If you're a modern dancer, there are tons companies you should consider auditioning for. Read about five of them here!


Here at DS, we've had our fair share of on- and offstage romances. It's easy to want to date the dreamy Romeo you've been partnered with. But what if your relationship ends before the show does? If you've ever fallen for a co-star, "Showmance Is In The Air" is a must-read.


As always, there's plenty more in this issue for everyone. Click here to take it all in.


Then, when you've finished devouring the issue, click here to let us know what you think. You could see your letter in a future issue of DS!


Happy reading!

Latest Posts

Photo by Jayme Thornton

How Paloma Garcia-Lee Manifested Her Dream Role, in Steven Spielberg’s "West Side Story"

On a rainy day in November 2018, Paloma Garcia-Lee got a call from her agent that brought her to her knees outside her New York City apartment: She was going to play Graziella in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story.

The call came after a lengthy audition process with Spielberg in the room, and the role, originated by Wilma Curley on Broadway in 1957 and later portrayed by Gina Trikonis in the 1961 film, was her biggest dream. In fact, it's something Garcia-Lee says she manifested from the day plans for the movie were announced in January 2018. "I wrote in my journal: 'I am playing Graziella in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story.'"

Keep Reading SHOW LESS
Photo by @mediabyZ

Am I Less Committed to Dance Because I Have Other Passions? (Spoiler Alert: NO!)

Let's face it—dance is HARD, and in order to achieve your goals, you need to be committed to your training. "Still, there's a fine line between being committed and being consumed." Dancers can, and should, have interests outside of the studio.

Not convinced? We talked with dance psychologist Dr. Lucie Clements and two multifaceted dancers, Kristen Harlow (a musical theater dancer pursuing a career in NYC and Kentucky) and Kallie Takahashi (a dancer in her final year at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts), and got the inside scoop on how having hobbies outside of dance can inform your artistry, expand your range and help prevent burnout.

Keep Reading SHOW LESS
Photo courtesy of Brittany Conigatti

Go Behind the Scenes of Annie Live! With Brittany Conigatti

Unwrap your candy canes, pour the hot chocolate and round up your fellow theater lovers: NBC is kicking off the Christmas season with its latest live-broadcast TV musical. Annie Live! premieres December 2 and features a star-studded cast, including Harry Connick Jr., Tituss Burgess, Megan Hilty and, as the title character, young phenom Celina Smith.

Luckily, people got a taste of what the special will entail when the cast kicked off the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with a performance last week. But since you’re never fully dressed without a Dance Spirit exclusive, we caught up with Brittany Conigatti, one of the young orphans and adult ensemble members in the show, to learn what it was like putting together a large-scale live production for the small screen.

The cast of Annie Live! poses for a group photo. The cast of Annie Live!Photo courtesy of Conigatti

Keep Reading SHOW LESS

Editors' Picks

Enter the Cover Model Search