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Nia Sioux Dishes on Life After "Dance Moms"

Nia Sioux has been entertaining audiences with her fab dance skills since 2011, when “Dance Moms” first aired. Now, two music videos and an acting gig (on the daytime TV series “The Bold and the Beautiful”), later Sioux is proving that she’s more than just a triple threat—she’s a star. And last week when Sioux […]

The Role That Got Away

Anyone who’s seen A Chorus Line is familiar with the high-pressure, “I hope I get it!” process of a musical theater audition. Out of hundreds of hopefuls, you have to be the one whose skills are strong enough to catch the casting director’s eye. Then comes the callback, the workshop—and, most of the time, the […]

Go Behind the Scenes at Disney on Broadway

It seems like only yesterday that Disney debuted its first Broadway musical, Beauty and the Beast. But that’s just because time flies when you’re having theatrical fun: Beauty actually opened in 1994—which means that Disney on Broadway turns the big 2-0 this year. And what would a Disney birthday be without a giant party? The Newsies boys are ready to […]

Backstage at Aladdin

We ain’t never had friends like the four swings—Mike Cannon, Lauryn Ciardullo, Michael Mindlin and Jennifer Rias—who showed us the cave of wonders behind the scenes at this spectacular show. Photography by Matthew Murphy for Dance Spirit [portfolio_slideshow nowrap=0 thumbs=true timeout=4000 showtitles=true showcaps=true showdesc=true]

A Whole New World

What’s the danciest, happiest, magic carpet-iest new musical on the Great White Way? That’d be Aladdin, which brings the classic Disney movie to colorful life, eight shows a week. The musical features powerhouse performances by James Monroe Iglehart as the Genie, Adam Jacobs as Aladdin and Courtney Reed as Jasmine. But it’s the soaring, tumbling, […]

The 2014 Tony Awards Highlights

In case you missed the best night on TV—a.k.a the live broadcast of the Tony Awards—Dance Spirit‘s got your back. Here’s a rundown of the show’s highlights, a couple of its more cringe-worthy moments, and some of our favorite (and least-favorite) red carpet outfits. Hugh Jackman with the cast of After Midnight (photo Sara Krulwich/The […]