December 2018 Table of Contents

November 13, 2018

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SYTYCD Season 15 Winner Hannahlei

What’s net for America’s favorite dancer.

Living—and Studying—Where You Dance

The top year-round boarding schools for dance.

The Fascinating (and Sometimes Nutty) History of The Nutcracker

A timeline of the ballet’s rich history.


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater celebrates 60 years.

The Dirt

Rockette Natalie Reid.

24 Letter to My Teenage Self

Contemporary queen Chantel Aguirre.

Choreographer’s Collage

Where Cat Cogliandro finds inspiration.

Off the Record

Jaxon Willard shares his journey to Instagram stardom.

Body Buzz

Everything you need to know about probiotics.

The Look

The 2018 Holiday Gift Guide—and we’re giving away everything!

Style Lab

Get Autumn Miller’s studio style.

Spotlight: Ballet

How to master lame duck turns.


Keeping your dance friendships healthy.

Future Star

Meet the first batch of our 2018 winners.

You Should Know

The super-versatile Elliana Walmsley.