When we logged on to Twitter this morning and saw that Kamille Upshaw was doing an impromptu Q&A sesh, we were more than OK with it. We love us some Kamille. She first graced our July/August 2013 cover as a full-of-potential musical-theater newbie, and now three years later she's shining as a swing in Hamilton, NBD.
Kamille Upshaw (left) backstage at Hamilton with cast mate Karla Puno Garcia. (Photo via Instagram, @KamilleUpshaw)
The questions that fans tweeted covered everything from show choreo to beauty rituals. You can read them all on Kamille's Twitter feed (@KamilleUpshaw), but we gathered some of the highlights below.
Oh, and if you just can't get enough of this Broadway babe (or her behind-the-scenes Hamilton deets), make sure to follow HamiltonMusical on Snapchat. Kamille and fellow swing David Guzman are taking over the show's Snap story tonight!
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
Dance Spirit's 2019 Cover Model Search finalists: Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit's Fall 2019 cover. Learn more about the dancers by clicking on their names here:
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When it comes to injury-prone body parts, knees reign supreme for dancers. But a little strengthening can go a long way in preventing painful outcomes. We turned to Dirk Hartog, a physical therapist with Westside Dance Physical Therapy in NYC, for three exercises that'll support and stabilize your knees.
James Whiteside (Jayme Thornton for Dance Magazine)
Say you're perpetually impeccable designer Thom Browne. Say you're planning your Spring 2020 Paris menswear show along a "Versailles country club" theme. Say you want a world-class danseur to open the show with some kind of appropriately fabulous choreography.
Who do you call? James Whiteside, of course. On Saturday, the American Ballet Theatre principal—wearing pointe shoes and a glorious pinstriped tutu—kicked off Browne's presentation at the École des Beaux-Arts with a 15-minute, show-stealing solo. Whiteside choreographed the piece himself, with the help of detailed notes from the designer.