In April 2015, Alyssa Allen found herself in a nearly unprecedented position. It was Vegas Week on Season 12 of “So You Think You Can Dance,” she was a clear favorite for the show’s Top 20—and she respectfully declined the opportunity. In a conversation with judge Nigel Lythgoe, Allen said she strongly believed she should […]
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The University of Southern California Glorya Kaufman School of Dance is about to graduate its first class of dancers. We asked students Alyssa Allen, Jake Tribus, and Simrin Player to tell us about their experience at one of the best collegiate dance programs in the world. Your browser does not support the video tag. Alyssa […]
If you closed your eyes and pictured dance paradise, what would it look like? Maybe you’d start your morning in rehearsal with a renowned contemporary choreographer, and then work on a dance driven by computer programming, and then run to a music video audition, and end the day discussing the impact of African dance styles […]
It was a treat to watch these talented USC dancer make magic on the set of our September 2018 cover shoot. They certainly know how to move and we can’t see where their careers will take them. Check out all the action below.
By now, you guys have probably heard about the new Glorya Kaufman School of Dance at the University of Southern California. We’ve been talking about it since last year, and it’s literally got everything going for it: William Forsythe onboard as faculty? Check. A partnership with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago? Check. Teachers at the […]
Sarah Pippin (photo by Erin Baiano) The National YoungArts Foundation offers a yearly award to talented young people in the visual, literary, design and performing arts fields. In 2016, that could be you! Many of the dancers we know and love have been recognized by the YoungArts Foundation—in 2015 alone finalists included Sarah Pippin, one […]
Dancers dominate on Halloween. I mean, we’re used to dressing up: Practically half of our life is spent putting on tights, leotards and more just to get ready for class—and the other half is spent onstage, working it in the craziest of get-ups. Of course, some dancers do Halloween in the best way possible. We’ve […]