(L to R) Margaret Fuhrer, me, Michael Anne Bailey and Katie Rolnick—all sweaty smiles post-race!
When I'm not immersed in all-things-dance, my #1 passion is running. I got hooked on running a few years ago and have since completed three marathons and a bunch of shorter distance races. (Two years ago, I even got Dance Spirit's fashion editor at the time, Michael Anne Bailey, to train for and run a 4-mile race with me in Central Park while the rest of the DS staff cheered us on—on a very early Saturday morning, no less.)
So when I'm not reading Dance Spirit, I'm reading my second-favorite magazine: Runner's World. And imagine my surprise and sheer delight when I saw my two passions combined this month in RW's "I'm a Runner" column!
In every issue, the editors at Runner's World profile a celebrity—an actor, a musician, a chef—who is also a runner, and this month they've featured The Joffrey Ballet's Fabrice Calmels. Here's a video they did with Fabrice:
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
Dance Spirit's 2019 Cover Model Search finalists: Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit's Fall 2019 cover. Learn more about the dancers on their profile pages, and then vote for your favorite below. You can vote once a day now through July 15.
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In our "Dear Katie" series, Miami City Ballet soloist Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions. Have something you want to ask Katie? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to be featured!
When I sit with the soles of my feet together, my knees easily touch the floor, and most exercises to improve turnout are easy for me. But when I'm actually dancing, my turnout is terrible, especially on my standing leg. Why doesn't my flexibility translate to turnout?
The dark, deeply personal video is Yang's coming-out moment. We see Yang being rejected by his family, condemned by a preacher, and attacked by a hostile mob after attempting to express himself as a gay man. Though not a professional dancer (as we found out in "The Try Guys Try Ballet"), Yang is a gifted mover; he choreographed the project himself, and gathered a group of talented performers to bring the story to life.