When Hannahlei Cabanilla rolled up to her Dance Spirit cover shoot—just 36 hours after being named the "So You Think You Can Dance" Season 15 champion—she looked impossibly fresh-faced and well-rested. The Anaheim Hills, CA, native may have had "about eight blisters," as she joked, on her feet; she may barely have slept since the big win; and she may have just performed on "Live with Kelly and Ryan." But she jumped right on set, and quite literally didn't stop jumping for the next five hours. The fabulous technique, irresistible personality, and (especially) boundless energy that earned her the title of America's Favorite Dancer were all on full display.
So what was it actually like for Hannahlei to compete on the show she'd watched since she was a tiny dancer—and what's next for the now–19-year-old? Read on.
Alana Thompson and Tristan Ianiero were standouts this week on Halloween Night. (via YouTube)
Halloween Night on "Dancing with the Stars: Juniors" brought all the tricks and even a few treats. It's almost spooky to see how much progress many of these young dancers have made since their first week on the show. And there was no better way to showcase their improvement than on Halloween Night, as the holiday really lends itself to the fun themes that the show is all about.