November 2016 Table of Contents

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The Emma Enigma
Choreographer, dancer, artist: Emma Portner is forging her own path through the dance world.

Face Off
Four pros spill their makeup bags to walk us through the routines and products that get them stage-ready.

Digging Deep
What it takes to prepare for a new role—on and off the Marley.

Inside Three Choreographers' Notebooks
A glimpse inside three pros' choreography journals.

From the Page to the Stage
How three ballet company costume shops bring designers' visions to life.

Up Front: Buzz
Inside the new pieces debuting this fall at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Alonzo King LINES Ballet.

Up Front: The Dirt
New York City Ballet dancer and Cats cast member, Georgina Pazcoguin.

Letter to My Teenage Self
Commercial queen—and Beyoncé dancer—Ebony Williams.

Dear Katie
Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.

Body Buzz
The nutritional benefits of feasting on Thanksgiving.

Health
Gynecologists answer your most frequently asked questions.

Fashion
Costumes get (super) sparkly this year.

Spotlight: Hip Hop
How to master the head spin.

College Corner
Tips to take your solo from comp stage to college audition.

Branch Out
NYC Dance Project's Deborah Ory went from modern dancer to dance photographer.

You Should Know
New York City Dance Alliance's reigning mini winner, Eden Galloway.

It's a Ziegler Zamboni! (screenshot via YouTube)

Everyone loves the multitalented Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler. Everyone loves Olympic figure skater (and pop-culture icon) Adam Rippon. Everyone loves when dancers ice-skate, and vice versa. So what could possibly be more lovable than the latest episode of the YouTube show "Break the Ice with Adam Rippon," in which Rippon teaches the sisters Ziegler to skate? (Nothing. NOTHING is more lovable than this freakishly cute video.)

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Just for Fun
Three of our Insta faves (Jenna Johnson Chmerkovskiy, Robert Roldan, and Gaby Diaz) in one photo!

It's safe to say that we're obsessed with the "So You Think You Can Dance" All Stars. Over the past few seasons, we've loved seeing them up on that "SYT" stage, guiding each new batch of contestants. Unsurprisingly, many of the All Stars are as charismatic online as they are onscreen. While we wait to hear which All Stars will be involved in Season 16, here are six from years past that you should totally be following on Insta.

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Just for Fun
Sage Humphries rehearsing "White" (Brooke Trisolini, courtesy Boston Ballet)

It's been an eventful few months for Sage Humphries, to say the least. Last November, the Boston Ballet company member made her (very well-received) choreographic debut with a piece called YOU, part of the company's BB@home: ChoreograpHER program. Just one week later, Humphries sustained an injury that kept her offstage for a couple of months. But she didn't have much downtime: Artistic director Mikko Nissinen soon asked Humphries to make a piece for Boston Ballet's first-ever appearance at Boston Calling Music Festival. Now that Humphries is back in the studio, Dance Spirit caught up with her to talk about making ballet rock, working with her composer brother, and what it's like to see her name next to William Forsythe's.

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