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"SYTYCD" Just Got Renewed for a 15th(!) Season

Is it summer yet? Great news: We don’t yet have to face a world without Cat Deeley’s fabulous outfits (and plummy accent), Nigel Lythgoe’s biting commentary, and—of course—Mary Murphy’s Hot Tamale Train. As reported by Deadline, FOX has renewed 15-time Emmy winner “So You Think You Can Dance” for a jaw-dropping 15th season, set to […]

"Swan Lake on Ice" Happened at the Olympics Last Night

Pretty simple: It’s Swan Lake, but the lake is frozen. And you’re going to love it. Last night saw the preliminary round of figure skating competition for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. And while I’ve always loved watching beautiful pairs skating (the ice-defying lifts! the perfectly synchronized port de bras!), one pair […]

Super Bowl, Meet Super Ballet!

Unless you live under a rock, you know the Super Bowl is going down later today. What you may not know, however, is that the ballet worlds of Philadelphia (home of the Eagles) and of Boston (the Patriots’ stomping grounds) are just as excited as, y’know, everyone else you know is. Just look at the […]

Andy Blankenbuehler Is Making His First Ballet!

So book your tickets to Tulsa already, people! Yesterday, Tulsa World reported that Hamilton, Bandstand, and CATS revival choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler will make his ballet-choreography debut with Tulsa Ballet’s final production of the 2018-2019 season. Bandstand on Instagram: “@murphymade captured the dazzling, dancing @bandstandbway ensemble at a photo shoot for @broadwaycom at @petescandystore.…” Blankenbuehler’s as-yet-untitled […]

All the Latest Proof that The Rockettes Will Forever Be #SquadGoals

One of the most beautiful things social media has brought us is the ability to feel like we’re up close and personal behind-the-scenes with all our favorite dancers. And one of our favorite stars to Insta-stalk are actually two casts of 36 scintillatingly synchronized precision dancers. I’m talking, of course, about my mild obsession with […]

Happy Treat Yo Self Day, Dancers!

Okay, so it’s also Friday the 13th. (Eek! Be sure not to let any black cats cross your path on the way to the studio!) But more importantly, today is the great international occasion known as Treat Yo Self Day. Originally advocated by Amy Poehler’s cult-status series “Parks and Recreation,” this day celebrates all things […]

This Instagram Ballet Star Just Got Real About Body Image Issues

Instagram star Kylie Shea has built a following of nearly 170,000 with her playful workout videos, which combine traditional fitness activities, like jumping rope or running on the treadmill, with pointe shoes and sassy choreography. Shea’s effortless cool-girl-next-door vibe and solid ballet technique make her vids totally irresistible. Now Shea’s using her platform to address […]

Cincinnati Ballet to Debut Emmy-Winning Choreographer Travis Wall's New Piece

Travis Wall has taken the contemporary world by storm with his Emmy-winning creations for “So You Think You Can Dance” and mesmerizing works for his own company, Shaping Sound. But this month, he’ll dip his toe into the ballet world with a new work for Cincinnati Ballet. (Wall also choreographed a piece for Los Angeles […]