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The Miriam Mystique
Corps dancer Miriam Miller's journey with New York City Ballet reads like a fairy tale.

A Day in the Juilliard Life
Dancer Madi Hicks gives us all the details.

Meet Your Mentors
The seven all-star choreographers defining the college teaching circuit.

Dance Degrees Zero In
Fun fact: You can major in ballet! And other narrowly focused college programs.

College Corner
How to start your own student dance group on campus.

Dance Spirit's 2016 Higher Ed Guide
A state-by-state breakdown of 150 colleges and universities with dance programs.

Walk (and Run) This Way
Don't let the simplest movements trip you up.

Ballet Breakaway
Former bunheads reflect on branching out from the barre.

Up Front: Buzz
It's a huge month for ballet: Sergei Polunin's new documentary hits theaters, the Washington Ballet celebrates 40 years and Lauren Lovette makes her NYCB choreographic debut.

Up Front: The Dirt
Janet Jackson dancer China Taylor.

Quiz
What's your dream crew? Find out which famous group would be your perfect fit.

Letter to My Teenage Self
Tap legend Ayodele Casel.

Dear Katie
Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.

Choreographer's Collage
Where Camille A. Brown finds inspiration.

Off the Record
Makenna Miller's battle with a rare tumor.

Body Buzz
Smart snacking; solving back-to-school soreness.

Fitness
Three new twists on classic exercises.

Health
Pro dancers with surprising (and hardcore) workout routines.

Mind
Is perfectionism sabotaging your dancing?

Fashion
The trendiest upgrades to basic dancewear.

Style Lab
Get her look: commercial dancer Haley Fitzgerald gives us her style advice.

Beauty
Tips for accentuating your eyes.

Spotlight: Ballroom
Honing your spatial awareness on crowded ballroom floors.

Get A Job
The headshots and pictures all dancers need to book jobs.

You Should Know
Hip-hop phenom Kenneth San Jose.

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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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