PC Matthew Murphy for Pointe

Dance training is undoubtedly expensive. Thankfully, there are thousands of scholarships that can supplement your tuition costs, whether you're training at a studio, competition or convention, or at the collegiate level. We've gathered details on a variety of merit- and need-based awards. See websites for how to apply.

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PC Alexander Iziliaev

When Miami City Ballet's fiery principal soloist Nathalia Arja is onstage, it's impossible to look away. So it comes as little surprise that if Arja weren't a dancer, she'd probably want to be a comedian or an anchorwoman—both careers that demand the effortless charisma that Arja exudes onstage and off.

Her buoyant jump, playful attack and spirited stage presence have made her one of MCB's fastest-rising up-and-comers. But it hasn't gone to her head–Arja still revels in being "the clown of the group," and taking the challenges of the ballet world a day at a time.

We caught up with Arja for the first iteration of our new online series, "In the Spotlight."

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Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp in 1959. Photo courtesy DM Archives

Dance Magazine has been writing about fitness and nutrition for dancers since before the phrase dance medicine existed. For our 90th anniversary, we took a look through our archives to find out how we've advised readers through the years. It turns out, some of our health coverage stands the test of time better than others.

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Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in Analogy/Dora: Tramontane. Photo by Paul B. Goode, Courtesy ADF.

Summer festival season has arrived! From Bill T. Jones to Michelle Dorrance, Monica Bill Barnes to Marcelo Gomes, we got the inside scoop on where your faves will be appearing this year.

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