Fisher back in his "Dancing with the Stars" days (ABC/Eric McCandless)

The New Netflix Dance Movie “Work It” Will Star Jordan Fisher

We've had our fingers crossed about the Netflix film Work It ever since we first got wind of the project. Produced by Alicia Keys, the movie—which follows a teen whose admission to her dream college hinges on her performance at a dance competition—sounded like it could be positively dancetastic.

And friends, looks like it will be. Because Netflix just announced that the cast will include several great dancers, including your boyfriend Jordan Fisher.


Fisher—Disney Channel alum, Broadway standout, live television musical phenom, pop star, winner of "Dancing with the Stars" Season 25, and all-around delight—will be getting down alongside Sabrina Carpenter (who'll play the lead), Liza Koshy, Drew Ray Tanner, Michelle Buteau, and Keiynan Lonsdale (of "Dance Academy" fame). Aakomon Jones, the genius behind the moves of Pitch Perfect and Black Panther, will choreograph.

Here's the announcement video:

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Enter the World of the Knicks City Dancers with 2 of Their Newest Rookies

Auditions rarely fail to deliver on suspense. But this? This was the nail-biter to end all nail-biters. Hayoung Roh and Chelsea McCloskey, both professional dancers based in NYC, had made it through what felt like endless rounds of cuts, both on Zoom and in person. Out of the nearly 500 dancers (from 30 states and nine countries) who'd answered the Knicks City Dancers' open call for video submissions, just 20 remained—McCloskey and Roh among them. "We were separated into six holding rooms, where we kept trying to figure out the math," Roh recalls. "How many girls are there in total? Who was called back?"

Finally, the women returned to the audition room to dance one last time—or so they were told. Instead, KCD head coach Alyssa Quezada dropped her bombshell: All 20 women had made the final cut. They would be 2021–22 Knicks City Dancers: the latest and greatest edition of one of the most prestigious NBA dance teams. "It was the biggest celebration and the coolest moment of my dance career so far," says McCloskey now. And that was just the oh-so-perfectly-dramatic beginning.

Chelsea McCloskey stands on her left leg while kicking her right leg up with her arms crossed, a smile on her face. She is auditioning for KCD. Chelsea McCloskey Photo by Tess Mayer


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