Tag: julianne hough

Here's the Full List of the 2020 World Choreography Award Nominees

We at Dance Spirit are *huge* fans of awards shows—particularly, awards shows that highlight dance. So naturally, we’re extra-huge fans of the World Choreography Awards, which have recognized and celebrated all the fabulous choreography happening in movies, TV shows, commercials, and on stages for a full decade. For the WCA 10th anniversary, the winners of […]

The Most Influential People of 2011

The year 2011 was filled with show-stopping onstage moments and exciting offstage drama. Whether you were captivated by New York City Ballet star Sara Mearns’ 32 fouettés in Swan Lake or danced along in your seat as Sutton Foster led the Broadway cast of Anything Goes through a series of time steps, there’s no doubt […]

Derek and Julianne Hough Perform on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"

We all know Ellen DeGeneres is a major dance fan—she’s definitely done her part to help bring dancers to national prominence by inviting them to perform on her show. I’m not arguing that an appearance by super-sibs Derek and Julianne Hough counts as dancer outreach (they certainly don’t need any help with notoriety), but it’s […]

Happy "DWTS" Day! Love, The Judges

“Dancing with the Stars” kicks off its 19th season tonight! We’re about to see the likes of Betsey Johnson, Bethany Mota and Alfonso Ribeiro strut their stuff alongside some of our favorite pros, including Witney Carson, Sharna Burgess, Derek Hough and first-timer Allison Holker. Color us intrigued. But Carrie Ann Inaba doesn’t want us to […]

#Thanksgivingdancewars

This Thanksgiving, two celebrity families served up a LOT more than turkey and mashed potatoes. Former “Dancing with the Stars” partners Derek Hough and Maria Menounos (“Extra”) battled it out over Instagram in a Thanksgiving dance war. And in the spirit of the holiday, their families got involved too. It was a bold move for […]

Dance Stars Team Up with Dancers Against Cancer

The dance community is a powerful force—and it’s pretty awesome to see that force harnessed to support important causes, like the battle against cancer. Nonprofit organization Dancers Against Cancer (not to be confused with the equally wonderful Dance Against Cancer team) just released a compelling PSA featuring some of the world’s most famous dancers, aiming […]

Miss #GreaseLive? Don't Fear! We Rounded Up the Highlights

So, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know a huge musical moment happened last night: “Grease: Live” premiered on FOX. And everybody LOVED IT. Why wouldn’t they? The production featured tons of our favorite dancers—not just superstar Julianne Hough, but also Karen Chuang, Haylee Roderick, Courtney Galiano, Adé Chiké Torbert and Jeremy Hudson (to name just a few). It […]