Khasan Brailsford Is Some Kinda Wonderful

I'm embarrassed to admit I just recently stumbled across Khasan Brailsford, thanks to the choreographic brilliance he's bestowed on next-big-thing pop kween Betty Who. I mean, what WOULD your mama say about the killer moves in this video? Only good things, I'm sure.


I can't even fully describe how much I want to live in the magical disco laundromat (just go with it) he conjured for B. Who here. The whole thing really is some kinda wonderful. (#SorryNotSorry)

And THEN I realized DS featured Brailsford back in 2011 as one of six dancer-choreographers changing the commercial dance world. Prophetic much?

If you've yet to have the joy of watching Brailsford himself dance, get thee to a movie theater and see La La Land, stat. If you need me, I'll just be over here digging myself a deep, blissful YouTube hole of Khasan Brailford vids.

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(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)

Congratulations to 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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And then vote for your favorite below. You can vote once a day now through July 15.

We also want you to get social! We'll be factoring social media likes and shares into our final tallies. Be sure to show your favorite finalist some love on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, sharing their profile pages and using the hashtag #DanceSpiritCMS.

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