When asked to describe his dancing, Corbin Holloway answered “vibrant, bold, and exciting”—and we couldn’t agree more. The 13-year-old ballet dancer is not afraid to take up space onstage, making his well-coordinated leaps and turns that much more impressive. You might have seen Corbin on NBC’s “Little Big Shots” back in May, where he was […]
Last weekend, Youth America Grand Prix took to the internet, hosting its first virtual pas de deux competition. Over the course of three days, YAGP streamed videos from its regional events’ highest-ranked competitors for a panel of esteemed judges. And, drum roll please… YAGP has just announced the winners, spanning three categories: Senior Classical, Junior […]
Looking for some Monday motivation? Then this heart-melting clip from the NBC’s “Little Big Shots” is for you. Hosted by actress Melissa McCarthy, the show welcomes remarkable kids from around the world to share their talents and stories onscreen. A new episode released yesterday, May 17, featured 13-year-old ballet dancer Corbin Holloway, who performed a […]
More and more dance students are starting to consider training options outside the U.S. Studying abroad allows dancers to immerse themselves in different dance styles, not to mention different cities and cultures. And in some cases, the application process is surprisingly easy. Here’s how you could stand to benefit from international study—and some real talk […]
This week, over 1,000 young hopefuls gathered in New York City for the Youth America Grand Prix finals, giving them the chance to compete for scholarships and contracts to some of the world’s top ballet schools and companies. Roughly 85 dancers made it to the final round at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater on […]
Guess who’s baaaaack?! Your resident Dance Spirit astrologers! And on the eve of the Youth America Grand Prix awards ceremony, we thought it was the perfect time to pair each zodiac sign with a variation commonly seen during the competition. After many painstaking hours spent researching, consulting the stars, and staring wistfully into the sky, […]
Congratulations to the August Cover Model Search Editors’ Choice video winner, Reina Stamm of Master Ballet Academy! Catch her solo, Spring’s Awakening, choreographed by Harrison Stevenson, below, and enter the Cover Model Search here!
Thirteen-year-old Aviva Gelfer-Mundl has it all: picture-perfect lines, polished pointe work and a delicate port de bras that conveys maturity beyond her years. So it’s no surprise she was the 2014 Youth America Grand Prix junior gold medalist. What is a surprise is the fact that Aviva has only been dancing for three years. Before […]