Amazing Little-Known Facts About 10 Famous Dancers
Dancers are multi-layered, complicated people. Which is why it makes sense that there's a lot about our favorite pros that we don't know. Read on for the most surprising facts Dance Spirit has learned throughout the years.
Ian Eastwood, commercial dancer
Photo by Erin Baiano
What's something most people don't know about you?
"I have a life-sized Spider-Man cutout in my room that is staring at me right now."
"I always have my lucky bunny in my dressing room. My dad gave it to me when I was a baby and it goes everywhere with me."
Laura Osnes, Broadway triple threat
Laura Osnes (center) in Bandstand (Photo by Jeremy Daniel via Boneau/Bryan Brown)
What's your most embarrassing onstage moment?
"It was during a matinee performance of South Pacific on Broadway for a bunch of students. I was wearing only a bathing suit, and I tripped and fell on one of the set pieces with my bare legs flailing everywhere. The kids were not forgiving with their laughter. I made it through the scene, but started bawling the second I got offstage. I was so embarrassed."
Mark Kanemura, commercial dancer
Mark Kanemura (left) and Jeremy Hudson (Photo by Joe Toreno)
If you weren't a dancer, what would you be?
"Hmmm… Maybe a geisha, maybe a zoologist, maybe a pirate? So many fun things to be."
Zendaya, commercial triple threat
What's the strangest thing in your purse?
A jar of Nutella…DON'T JUDGE!
Leanne Cope, former soloist with The Royal Ballet and principal in "An American in Paris"