October 2017 Table of Contents


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Walkin' on Sunshine
Kaylin Maggard is your 2017 Cover Model Search winner!

Love, Haley/ Love, Michelle
CMS runners-up Haley Hartsfield and Michelle Quiner write thank-you notes to their fans.

Networking 101
Everything you need to know about making genuine dance connections.

Living the Dream
Four stars on the first time they danced their dream roles.

Buzz
Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes heads stateside.

The Dirt
AXIS Dance Company's Lani Dickinson.

Letter to My Teenage Self
New York City Ballet principal Lauren Lovette.

Dear Katie
Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.

Off the Record
Ballerina Sara Michelle Murawski on being "too tall."

Buzz
How to tell what's normal pain and what's really serious.

Nutrition
The ins and outs of being vegetarian or vegan.

Fashion
Dramatic black-and-white looks.

Style Lab
Super-strappy leos pack a punch.

Shop
Where to buy all the stuff you love from this issue.

World Dance
The classical Indian dance form bharatanatyam.

College Corner
Why these famous comp kids chose college.

You Should Know
Up-and-coming choreographer Easton Payne.

Expressions Dance Alliance president Liz Ladley addressing the company (Sabrina Thadani, courtesy Liz Ladley)

Do you dream of running your student dance company or becoming captain of your dance team? Are you a triple threat eager to direct your school's next musical? If you have big ideas and the drive to make them a reality—as well as a strong rapport with your fellow performers—you might be a good fit for a leadership role. But even the most dedicated dancers can stumble during the transition from peer to peer leader. Try these tips to make the most of your tenure at the top.

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Dance Team
Rochelle Mendoza-Axle, Courtesy Stiskin

In today's dance world, versatility is key. It's not enough to be a master of one style—even when they specialize in one area, dancers are frequently asked to fuse multiple genres, or step out of their comfort zone for specific projects. With their wide variety of summer programs, Joffrey Ballet School aims to prepare dancers for the demands of a professional career. We asked five faculty members to share how they do this:

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Sponsored by Joffrey Ballet School

Right now, it seems like the entire world is equal parts obsessed with and thoroughly creeped out by Jordan Peele's Us, the horror film about devilish doppelgängers that's currently rated 94% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

But while the normal human reaction to Us is to hide under the covers for approximately 17 years, "Step Up: High Water" superhero Kendra "K.O." Oyesanya's reaction was to make a totally bananas dance video.

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