July/August 2016 Table of Contents

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Hamilton Makes History
One year into its Great White Way run, Hamilton continues to revolutionize Broadway—and how Broadway moves.
Photography by Erin Baiano. Hair and makeup by Chuck Jensen for Mark Edward Inc.

The Role That Got Away
Five Broadway performers share their not-so-successful audition stories.

NYC Newbies
How three dancers are making it in the Big Apple.

Presenting Dance Spirit's Annual Jazz Hand Awards
We honor the latest, greatest and danciest shows currently gracing the Great White Way.

Stilettos, Sweat and Tears (of Laughter)
A night of fabulousness with Yanis Marshall and Danielle Polanco.

Meet the 2016 Cover Model Search Finalists
Introducing Kerrynton Jones, Tatiana Melendez and Briar Nolet.

Up Front: Buzz
New York City Ballet's summer venue turns 50; Netflix's new dance-y show, "The Get Down."

Up Front: The Dirt
Fierce Shuffle Along tapper Karissa Royster.

Letter to My Teenage Self
Former Pacific Northwest Ballet star Carla Körbes.

Dear Katie
Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.

Diary
Jordan Giles talks us through her weekend at DC Tap Fest.

Body Buzz
How to fix self-tanning disasters; makeup-brush maintenance.

Fitness
All about abs.

Fashion
NYC-inspired jazz looks for cool class style.

Beauty
Three looks for not-so-long locks.

Spotlight: Musical Theater
How to figure out which character heel height is best for you.

Spotlight: Modern
Learn a phrase from an iconic Mark Morris piece.

College Corner
The items every dance major needs to pack.

Branch Out
Jessica Spinner's transition from professional ballerina to wellness guru.

You Should Know
The multitalented Avery Gay.

Expressions Dance Alliance president Liz Ladley addressing the company (Sabrina Thadani, courtesy Liz Ladley)

Do you dream of running your student dance company or becoming captain of your dance team? Are you a triple threat eager to direct your school's next musical? If you have big ideas and the drive to make them a reality—as well as a strong rapport with your fellow performers—you might be a good fit for a leadership role. But even the most dedicated dancers can stumble during the transition from peer to peer leader. Try these tips to make the most of your tenure at the top.

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Dance Team
Rochelle Mendoza-Axle, Courtesy Stiskin

In today's dance world, versatility is key. It's not enough to be a master of one style—even when they specialize in one area, dancers are frequently asked to fuse multiple genres, or step out of their comfort zone for specific projects. With their wide variety of summer programs, Joffrey Ballet School aims to prepare dancers for the demands of a professional career. We asked five faculty members to share how they do this:

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Sponsored by Joffrey Ballet School

Right now, it seems like the entire world is equal parts obsessed with and thoroughly creeped out by Jordan Peele's Us, the horror film about devilish doppelgängers that's currently rated 94% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

But while the normal human reaction to Us is to hide under the covers for approximately 17 years, "Step Up: High Water" superhero Kendra "K.O." Oyesanya's reaction was to make a totally bananas dance video.

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