Tag: audition advice

Dancer Maci Arms holding a dance pose in the middle of an NYC street.

How to Translate Competition Experience in Professional Auditions

For recent alums of the competition scene, professional dance auditions can seem intimidating: Instead of a trophy, you’re vying for a potentially career-defining opportunity. But the process might also feel familiar. In many ways, life on the circuit has been preparing comp kids for professional auditions all along. Here’s how to best leverage your competition […]

What the "SYTYCD" Judges Are Looking for in Season 15

We caught up with Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Vanessa Hudgens, and special guest tWitch at “So You Think You Can Dance” auditions in NYC. The panel of dance pros discussed reuniting for the 15th season, what their favorite part of judging is, and their advice for “SYTYCD” hopefuls. Check out the interview and see if […]

4 Summer Intensive Directors on How to Stand Out at Auditions

Summer intensive auditions can be nerve-racking. A panel of directors is watching your every move, and you’re not even sure if you can be seen among the hundreds of other dancers in the room. We asked five summer intensive directors for their input on how dancers can make a positive impression—and even be remembered next […]

I Hope I Get It! Sheryl Murakami's Audition Advice

Sheryl Murakami is a bona fide superstar in the commercial dance world. She’s performed at the MTV Video Music Awards, VH1’s Fashion Rocks, the Latin Grammys and on “Saturday Night Live,” in addition to countless appearances in commercials and industrials. She’s worked with Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Avril Lavigne, Nelly Furtado and P. Diddy, to name […]