When you ask successful commercial dancers why they started dancing, you tend to hear similar stories: Their 5-year-old selves turned on MTV and obsessed over "Thriller" and "Vogue," and they ended up dancing for hours in the living room, mimicking the iconic choreography and falling in love. Music videos were so many dancers' first inspirations.
But what's it really like to dance in a music video? Ysabelle Capitulé, who was featured in Bruno Mars' retro-chic "Finesse" vid, shares her experience fulfilling those living-room dreams.
Does one of the lovely '90s ladies at right look familiar? That's right: The cutie at the bottom is Jennifer Lopez (rocking quite an awesome perm).
These are the Fly Girls, a dance group from the '90s sketch comedy show "In Living Color." Before J. Lo. became J. Lo., she was perhaps the fly-est of the Fly Girls. (And she wasn't the only star to come out of the show. The pretty face on the far right should look familiar, too: She's "Dancing with the Stars" judge Carrie Ann Inaba!)
Now Fox is rebooting "In Living Color," which means it's time to cast a new group of Fly Girls. The recent auditions in L.A.—led by dynamic duo Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo, who'll choreograph for the show—brought out a bunch of big names, including "So You Think You Can Dance" alums Allison Holker and Comfort Fedoke. Take a peek behind the scenes!