July/August 2017 Table of Contents
Tapping Toward Stardom
Eloise Kropp's effervescent energy is electrifying Broadway.
That Swing Life
They go on so the show can go on! Welcome to the world of swings, the unsung heroes of Broadway.
Your Personalized NYC Itinerary
Take our personality quiz to get a trip tailor-made for your dancer needs.
Presenting Dance Spirit's Annual Jazz Hand Awards
We honor the hottest new shows gracing Broadway, ranked according to danciness.
These six sets of dancing sibs keep it all in the family.
Meet the 2017 Cover Model Search Finalists
Introducing Haley Hartsfield, Kaylin Maggard and Michelle Quiner.
Up Front: Buzz
The scoop on Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company's world premiere.
Up Front: The Dirt
New York City Ballet soloist Unity Phelan.
Letter to My Teenage Self
Broadway baby Paloma Garcia Lee.
Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.
Off the Record
Ballet student Averi Hodgson's struggles with epilepsy and scoliosis.
Keeping your skin safe in the summer sun.
High-intensity interval training 101.
Musical theater outfits guaranteed to wow.
Spotlight: Musical Theater
How Broadway veterans survive eight shows a week.
Everything you need to know about inversions.
A guide to scholarships.
Why Erin Carpenter created the tights company Nude Barre.
You Should Know
Contemporary star Kaylee Quinn.
Congratulations to Dance Spirit's 2018 Cover Model Search finalists: Sydney Burtis, Shelby Patterson, and Jacalyn Tatro! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit's October 2018 cover. Learn more about the dancers on their profile pages, and then vote for your favorite below. You can vote once a day now through July 15.
Because winning the Junior Division on last summer's inaugural season of "World of Dance" (suuuuuuuuuuper casual) just wasn't enough.
Dance dads are awesome for lots of reasons. They support our dreams no matter what, inspire us with their unique improv skills, prove that you really can't be tutu committed to Parents' Night at the dance studio, and have always been our first—and favorite!—dance partners.
We caught up with former Rockette Trina Simon at Showstopper's Myrtle Beach dance convention to get her expert advice on how to work as a professional dancer. Trina's work on Broadway has given her insight into the key things to focus on as a professional dancer looking for jobs and making a name for yourself, whether you are new to the world of professional dance or you have been making your way from one audition to the next for a while.
"So You Think You Can Dance" is often a launching pad for a dancer's career. While many "SYT" alums go on to perform for iconic artists or join high-profile companies, some also become choreographers—and a few even come full-circle, making dances for the show where it all began. Here are 8 talented choreographers who got their start as "SYTYCD" hopefuls.
Click here to get the inside scoop on the film High Strung: Free Dance!
Juliet Doherty has been at home in the studio and the spotlight since before she could walk. The 21-year-old comes from a long line of dancers: She practically grew up at the school her grandmother owned, Fishback Studio of the Dance in Albuquerque, NM, and her mom was her longtime teacher. As a young student, Doherty competed at the world's toughest ballet competitions and performed as Clara in the Radio City Christmas SpectacularRadio City Christmas Spectacular. Eventually, she left Albuquerque to train at the San Francisco Ballet School for three years, and then she danced with Phoenix Ballet for two years.
Along the way, Doherty discovered another great love: acting. In 2014, she was part of the cast of the Susan Stroman–directed musical Little Dancer (alongside Tiler Peck). And in 2017, she appeared in her first film, On Pointe—playing, naturally, an ambitious young dancer.
Now, Doherty's on the big screen again, starring as Barlow in High Strung: Free Dance. Plus, she has a new city to call home: NYC. Doherty sat down with us to talk about the film, her transition into acting, and what's next.