Tag: l.a.

The Cool Kid's Guide to L.A.

The City of Angels has a lot more to offer than overcrowded tourist spots. It’s also home to flourishing underground dance, art and music scenes, delicious off-the-beaten-path restaurants and unique places to shop. We asked four pros who call the city home for their top picks—so you can do L.A. like the indie kids. —Courtney […]

Cassandra Naud Is Making Her Mark on the Dance World

In many ways, 23-year-old Cassandra Naud is a typical commercial dancer on the rise. She trained in a variety of dance styles from a young age, attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy’s L.A.-based College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts and hit the ground running after graduation, signing with The Movement Talent Agency (MTA) […]

Kyle Hanagami's Latest Video is a Hip-Hop Lovefest

  Kyle Hanagami is a born leader : He brings people together and makes everyone incredibly excited to help execute his vision. From his process to his results, there’s just no other way to put it. So it’s no surprise that one of his latest projects also involved a big group of very happy dancers. […]

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(Photo by Mike Quan, courtesy Tricia Miranda)   Tricia Miranda may have left the world of classical dance, but the years she spent training with Arizona’s Yuma Ballet Theater and on the convention/competition circuit haven’t completely left her. As a choreographer for artists including Beyoncé, Demi Lovato and Missy Elliott, Miranda draws on her balletic […]

Electric "Youth"

  (Photo by Joe Toreno) Choreographer Kyle Hanagami rarely holds casting calls: He’s already got an awesome crew of seven dancers who star in his frequently viral dance videos. This spring, five of those dancers—Whitney Bezzant, Guero Charles, Brandon Dumlao, Haley Fitzgerald and Ashley Gonzales—gathered at L.A.’s Movement Lifestyle dance studio to shoot a new […]

Meet the Incoming Students of USC's New Dance School

  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 […]

The Dirt with Amanda Cleghorn

One look at Amanda Cleghorn, and it’s easy to see why she was voted runner-up on “So You Think You Can Dance Canada” Season 3: She’s a full-bodied mover with total command of her instrument. And since she moved to L.A. in 2012, many choreographers have taken note. Cleghorn has performed with Stacey Tookey’s company, […]

Welcome to L.A.

(Clockwise from top left: KPD Photodesign/Thinkstock; Filed Image/Thinkstock; Cameron Whitman/Thinkstock; Rolf 52/Thinkstock) Whether you’re planning a move to Hollywood, new in town or visiting the area for just a week, let the pros be your guide to everything L.A. Dance Spirit asked four top dancers to round up their favorite eateries, studios and things to […]