Watch Juliet Doherty Being Beautiful in This New Short Film

Need some #MondayMotivation? Let Juliet Doherty's latest video help you with that.

As we've noted before, there's a can't-miss formula for an addictively good ballet video: black-and-white cinematography + moody music + light-filled space + beautiful dancers = INFINITE REWATCHES. And the latest entry in that classic genre is even more irresistible, because it stars our friend Juliet and her equally talented partner, Slawek Wozniak.

SO MUCH PRETTY

Directed by Caleb Alvarado, the new short film is simple, streamlined and totally compelling; it's just two dancers doing what they do exceptionally well. And boy, does the camera ever love it some Juliet. (Which, by the way, reminds us how excited we are that her upcoming feature-length film, On Pointe, more than reached its Kickstarter goal.)

Take a look, get inspired, repeat:

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(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)

Congratulations to 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.

We also want you to get social! We'll be factoring social media likes and shares into our final tallies. Be sure to show your favorite finalist some love on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, sharing their profile pages and using the hashtag #DanceSpiritCMS.

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Liz Imperio teaching at Hollywood Vibe, Courtesy of Hollywood Vibe

It's an increasingly common scenario: A talented dancer wins big at a competition, is offered an assistantship with a famous faculty member, and ends up leaving her hometown studio to travel with a convention. Convention-hopping has obvious benefits. Every event generates new content for dancers to post on social media, gives them a better shot at ending up on their favorite choreographers' accounts, lets them learn from the best of the best, and helps them make valuable connections. "Traveling is a great way for dancers to gain admirers around the country," says Jen Jarnot, owner of Artistic Fusion Dance Academy in Thornton, CO. "That's something every dancer craves." So it's no surprise that weekend FOMO has been blazing through studios like wildfire.

But is this jet-setter lifestyle really the most effective road to take? Can weekends of dancing with top talent truly replace the bread and butter of daily work at your home studio? The answer, according to most industry experts, is no. We asked five pros to explain why.

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