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Living the Dream

Get to know ABT Studio Company standout Chloe Misseldine.


My First Pair

Six professional ballerinas share their earliest pointe shoe memories.


The Life of a Pointe Shoe

Follow American Ballet Theatre principal Devon Teuscher's pointe shoes from a fitting to the stage.


Help! I Think My Friend Has an Eating Disorder

Advice from professionals on what you can do to help.


Buzz

Inside Houston Ballet's exciting premieres.


The Dirt

Dorrance Dance's Elizabeth Burke.


Letter to My Teenage Self

Miami City Ballet's Jeanette Delgado.


Body Buzz

How to make sure you stay hydrated.


Nutrition

Everything you need to know about the keto diet.


Fitness

Exercises that'll prepare you for pointework.


The Look

Fresh takes on ballet's classic heroines.


Beauty

Cute and easy class styles for natural hair.


Competition

A day in the life of a comp judge.


Ballet

Why pirouettes from fifth can be so hard—and how to make them easier.


College Corner

Why you should build your peer network—and how to do it.


Get a Job

The photo portfolio you need to book jobs.


You Should Know

Ballet standout Destiny Wimpye.

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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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The Dance Power Couples of 2020

Given the endless hours dancers spend together in classes, rehearsals, and performances, it makes sense that onstage chemistry frequently leads to romance IRL. Sometimes the resulting relationships go beyond stage magic. Serious dance power couples not only perform together, but also collaborate on choreographic projects, embark on joint national tours, and even partner up for mainstream media gigs.

Here are seven fabulous dance couples we'll be 'shipping into the years ahead.

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(From left) Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart, Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, and Lauren Graham in "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist," courtesy NBCUniversal Media, LLC

Mandy Moore Puts Dance in the Spotlight in NBC's Newest Series, "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist"

Imagine living in a real-life musical, where spontaneous song-and-dance breaks happen as often in the street as they do onstage. After a series of unusual events, every dancers' dream becomes an unexpected reality for computer coder Zoey Clarke (played by Jane Levy) in NBC's newest series, "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist." Although at first her new powers catch Zoey off guard, when she learns to embrace them, she's able to connect with the world around her like never before.

And the best part? Every musical mashup puts incredible dancing front and center, thanks in large part to series choreographer and all around dance-for-the-screen extraordinaire, Mandy Moore. Dance Spirit chatted with Moore about choreographing for the dance-driven series, which returns to NBC with all-new episodes this Sunday, February 16 at 9/8c.

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