Meet the Cast of “Dance212: Spring Session”
Want the scoop on what it’s really like to be a dancer in the Big Apple? You’re in luck, because “Dance212” is back on the web for a sixth season. Starting this month, cameras watch as five young dancers traverse class, rehearsals and the NYC streets. DS caught up with the stars of the show so you could learn a little about them.
Daphne Lee (Photo by Kyle Froman)
, 21, is a junior in the Ailey/Fordham BFA program and an apprentice with Ailey II.
Cupcakes and gummy bears. “I have a really big sweet tooth.”
Daphne appears shy at first, but don’t be fooled. “When hanging out with my friends, I tend to be the clown of the group, doing silly things that no one would ever think I was capable of.”
Victoria Grempel (Photo by Eduardo Patino)
18, is a senior at the Professional Children’s School and studies at The School at Steps.
Favorite NYC activity:
Victoria has great style and loves shopping at thrift stores in Brooklyn. “There are so many hidden treasures!”
“I was a competitive ice skater. I competed all around the metropolitan area, winning first place in Lake Placid two years in a row.”
Catherine Hurlin (Photo by Rosalie O’Connor)
16, is a student at The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre.
“I can do a mean manicure and pedicure. I’m not really allowed to wear nail polish in class, but I collect it and do my nails when I have time off.”
Shoes. “When I get my first paycheck from any job, I try my best to keep it away from my mother so I can shop for shoes instead of putting it in my bank account.”
Simone Gunderson (courtesy Simone)
20, is part of the Professional Semester at Broadway Dance Center, concentrating on both hip hop and jazz.
Photography. “I’ve done headshots, family portraits, senior photos and decorative wall art.”
“I am a European soccer super-fan.”
Ashley Hod (courtesy School of American Ballet)
16, is in level C2 at the School of American Ballet.
Favorite NYC activity:
“I love watching NBA basketball games with my dad and brother. The New York Knicks are my favorite team.”
“I can sing like The Chipmunks. I’m always singing the latest pop hits with my chipmunk voice. My friends and family find it very entertaining.”