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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.

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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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5 Principal Dancers on the Ballet Steps That Still Challenge Them

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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