May/June 2019 Table of Contents

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A Star Is Born

Ariana DeBose is poised to become this generation's greatest triple threat.

In the Room Where It Happens

How to mentally and physically prepare yourself for your first NYC musical theater audition.

Presenting Dance Spirit's Annual Jazz Hand Awards

We round up the hottest new Broadway shows.

Stars of the Ensemble

These 5 Broadway standouts prove that self-described "ensemblists" are the real shining stars of the Great White Way.

The King of Broadway

One of the biggest attractions on Broadway right now is also literally the biggest attraction on Broadway right now.

Getting Carded

When should you join Actors' Equity?


The inside scoop on Lady Gaga's Vegas residency.

The Dirt

Commercial star Natalie Bebko.

Letter to My Teenage Self

Ballerina-turned-Broadway-star Sara Esty.

Off the Record

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Samantha Figgins on her journey with hearing loss.

Body Buzz

Dancing through PMS symptoms.


How to handle rejection.


Everything you need to know about exercise addiction.


Dancing more quietly in pointe shoes.

College Corner

What to do when postgrad life gets tough.

You Should Know

Ballet stunner Keaton Gillespie.

Ralph Lauren

🌈 It's almost Pride month, dance friends! 🌈

Ralph Lauren is kicking off the celebration bright and early with a gender-neutral capsule collection featuring a rainbow version (naturally) of its pony logo. And the brand chose a bunch of influential LGBTQIA+ community members to model the looks—including our favorite danseur in heels, Houston Ballet soloist Harper Watters.

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Dance Fashion
School of American Ballet students (Rosalie O'Connor, courtesy SAB)

Do you have a "Strictly Ballet"–sized hole in your heart? Good news: The upcoming docuseries "On Pointe" just might fill it.

The School of American Ballet is teaming up with Imagine Documentaries and DCTV for the project. Though it's not yet clear where "On Pointe" will air, we do know that it'll follow talented SAB students preparing for professional ballet careers—much as Teen Vogue's popular "Strictly Ballet" web series did back in the day. But "On Pointe" marks the first time documentary filmmakers have been allowed access to the school, and it sounds like it'll paint an even more complete picture of the dancers' lives inside and outside the studio.

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Dance News
Including, of course, "Single Ladies" (Vevo)

Choreographer Bob Fosse's signature style—with its jazz hands, inverted knees, and slouched shoulders—is still a huge influence in the dance world (and, thanks to the gloriously dancy FX series "Fosse/Verdon," the TV world). But while you know to expect plenty of Fosse-isms during a stage performance of Chicago or Sweet Charity, Fosse's legacy has also seeped into pop music culture, inspiring the likes of Beyoncé and Lady Gaga. Here are just six of the many music videos that reference Fosse's iconic works.

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