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A Prodigy Grows Up
Budding ballerina Miko Fogarty has come a long way since First Position.

Quiz: What's Your Bunhead I.Q.?
Put your ballerina brain to the test.

"I Am the Bald Ballerina"
A dancer's journey back to the barre after cancer.

The Big Benefits of Going Small
Could a regional company be a better fit for you?

The Tools of the Trade
Four ballerinas' pointe shoe rituals.

Pretty in Pink
Welcome spring with ballet costumes in shades of fuchsia, peony and blush.

A Shoe for Every Foot (Type)
Find the perfect pointe shoe for you.

Goofy Gigs
Six pros share their craziest dance experiences.

Up Front: Buzz
Mia Michaels talks about her Broadway choreography debut, Finding Neverland.

Up Front: The Dirt
TV's Miles "Baby Boogaloo" Brown.

Letter to My Teenage Self
Choreographer Tony Testa.

Dear Katie
Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.

Body Buzz
Tips for spring cleaning—dancer style.

Health
Amenorrhea, or not having a period, could be a sign of a deeper problem.

Beauty
How to apply false eyelashes.

Spotlight: Hip Hop
Finger-tutting basics.

College Corner
High school dance programs that offer college credit.

You Should Know
Superstar-in-training Charlize Glass.

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From "Dance Moms" to Complexions: Ballerina Kaeli Ware's Unconventional Path to Success

Take one look at Kaeli Ware's Instagram page and you'll be captivated. The elegant, impossibly long-limbed ballet dancer has over 110 thousand followers hooked on her every polished move. But the 19-year-old phenom isn't just a social media sensation. Having already conquered the competition scene and the world of dance reality TV, Ware recently joined Complexions Contemporary Ballet as a trainee. These days, she splits her time between NYC and Philadelphia, PA, where she continues to beef up her classical training at The Rock School for Dance Education.

She's not a traditional bunhead, and she's not a run-of-the-mill social influencer, either. Instead, Ware is creating her own hybrid career path—and it's taking her to impressive places.

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Boston Ballet principal Seo Hye Han as Cinderella in Sir Frederick Ashton's Cinderella (Liza Voll, courtesy Boston Ballet)

5 Principal Dancers on the Ballet Steps That Still Challenge Them

Their technique might seem effortless onstage, but even the most seasoned ballet professionals have that one step that still drives them crazy. We asked five principal dancers to open up about the skills they still find challenging, and how they're working to finesse them.

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Dear Katie: How Important Are Private Dance Lessons?

In our "Dear Katie" series, Miami City Ballet soloist Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions. Have something you want to ask Katie? Email dearkatie@dancespirit.com for a chance to be featured!

Dear Katie,

Do I need private lessons? I'm a professional-track dancer, and my teachers say that I should start scheduling privates to advance more quickly. But they're so expensive. Will I make it if I stick to group classes?

Jenna

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