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Michelle May is your 2015 Cover Model Search winner!

Letters of Love for the Runners-Up
Why you voted for Jordan Pelliteri and Gabriella Stilo.

Learn to Turn
Not a "natural" turner? That doesn't mean you can't achieve perfect pirouettes.

Dancers Do Halloween Best
Eight dancers talk about their creative costumes.

Best in Show
Top trends from Nationals 2015.

Movin' On Up
How to prove you deserve to be in a higher level.

When All the World's a Crowded Ballroom
What to expect at your first convention.

Dance Spirit's 2015–16 Competition & Convention Guide
Info on more than 100 of this season's must attend events.

Up Front: Buzz
The Big Apple dance scene has a lot going on this month.

Up Front: The Dirt
Janet Jackson backup dancer Melanie Mah.

Quiz
Can you match the tutu to the ballet?

Letter to My Teenage Self
Martha Graham Dance Company principal Peiju Chien-Pott

Dear Katie
Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.

Diary
Kate Harpootlian journals a week on tour with Shaping Sound.

Buzz
Tried-and-true taping methods; powerful food pairings.

Nutrition
What it means to be iron deficient.

Fashion
Snuggly warm-ups for chilly temps.

Style Lab
The best new bags to pack all your gear.

World Dance
Irish step dance can improve your musicality and stamina—and your ballet technique.

College Corner
Take your writing to the next level at three colleges with strong dance and dance writing programs.

You Should Know
Budding ballerina Julietet Bosco.

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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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Their technique might seem effortless onstage, but even the most seasoned ballet professionals have that one step that still drives them crazy. We asked five principal dancers to open up about the skills they still find challenging, and how they're working to finesse them.

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Dear Katie: How Important Are Private Dance Lessons?

In our "Dear Katie" series, Miami City Ballet soloist Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions. Have something you want to ask Katie? Email dearkatie@dancespirit.com for a chance to be featured!

Dear Katie,

Do I need private lessons? I'm a professional-track dancer, and my teachers say that I should start scheduling privates to advance more quickly. But they're so expensive. Will I make it if I stick to group classes?

Jenna

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