Tricia Miranda's New Video Has a Moving Backstory

December 19, 2016

Let’s start with the obvious: Tricia Miranda has a new video out featuring Sheaden Gabriel, Tahani Anderson, Kaycee Rice, Aidan Prince, Gabe De Guzman and Will Simmons—and you need to watch it immediately, as you would any Tricia Miranda video featuring that fantastic cast of characters.

But Miranda’s latest is more than just lit (although, yes, it is undeniably 🔥 LIT 🔥). It’s set to “Manolo” by Trip Lee, a song with lyrics that sound like a call to battle—and in this case, they are. Because the masterclass featuring the “Manolo” routine was a benefit for dancer and teacher Donyelle Jones, who’s been diagnosed with breast cancer. As Miranda puts it, she and her crew are “fighting breast cancer one eight-count at a time.”

Jones, who you probably recognize from Season 2 of “So You Think You Can Dance” (remember this amazingness?), has been courageously public about her struggle with the disease, documenting her journey on Instagram. And she’s received support from all over the dance world—especially from Miranda, who also put together a GoFundMe page that’s raised more than $13,000 for Jones’ treatment.

This is why we love the dance community: It has the power to create so much beauty, and to do so much good. Watch Miranda’s video below, and donate to the GoFundMe here.

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