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Iyanna Jackson Is Your 2021 Cover Model Search Winner!

When we asked Iyanna Jackson how she’d react if she won this year’s Cover Model Search, she told us to expect a tear or two of joy. Well, we sure hope she’s not crying all over her keyboard right now because we’re super-thrilled to congratulate Iyanna as Dance Spirit’s 2021 Cover Model Search winner! Before […]

Go Behind the Scenes of Annie Live! With Brittany Conigatti

Unwrap your candy canes, pour the hot chocolate and round up your fellow theater lovers: NBC is kicking off the Christmas season with its latest live-broadcast TV musical. Annie Live! premieres December 2 and features a star-studded cast, including Harry Connick Jr., Tituss Burgess, Megan Hilty and, as the title character, young phenom Celina Smith. […]

Am I Less Committed to Dance Because I Have Other Passions? (Spoiler Alert: NO!)

Let’s face it—dance is HARD, and in order to achieve your goals, you need to be committed to your training. “Still, there’s a fine line between being committed and being consumed.” Dancers can, and should, have interests outside of the studio. Not convinced? We talked with dance psychologist Dr. Lucie Clements and two multifaceted dancers, […]

2021 Cover Model Search Finalist Reed Henry

Click here to vote for Reed. Reed Henry’s dancing is a master class on blending contrasting qualities. In contemporary, he plays with resistance and opposition, appearing to float while also remaining grounded. In ballet, he is precise, with a subtle yet striking panache. “He has an appreciation for classicism, but I also know that he […]

2021 Cover Model Search Finalist Iyanna Jackson

Click here to vote for Iyanna. The passion that exudes from Iyanna Jackson when she performs is undeniable. Through powerful yet controlled movement, her emotion tells a story, and is deeply felt by audiences. Photo by Nathan Sayers Iyanna began dancing in her hometown of Charlotte, NC, at just 2 years old with ballet and […]