March 2015 Table of Contents

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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.

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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