Each year, Dance Magazine recognizes early-career dancers, choreographers and companies who are on the cusp of breaking out in our "25 to Watch" feature. Click through the list below to meet the rising stars who made our list, and find out why we're excited to see more from them in the coming year.


Eduardo Guerrero

Angelo Greco

Alanna Morris-Van Tassel

Erica Lall

Alston Macgill

Raven Barkley

Leal Zielińska

Kelsey McCowan & Caley Carr

Annie Arnoult

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Cesar Corrales

May Nagahisa

Connie Shiau

MK Abadoo

Sam Pinkleton

Daina Ashbee

Mackenzie Richter

Marcelino Sambé

Maine Kawashima

Yeman Brown

Kate Ladenheim

Jacob Jonas

Kolton Krouse

Jeroboam Bozeman

Alice Klock

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How Turning Boards and Practice Mats Can Revolutionize Your Dance Training

When it comes to equipment, dancers don't need much—just shoes and whatever can fit in their dance bag. But between rehearsals in the studio and performances on stage, one major piece of equipment often goes overlooked—the floor.

Dancers too often find themselves warming up on the concrete or carpet backstage, or wanting to practice in a location without a proper floor. For years, Harlequin Floors has offered a solution to this problem with its innovative turning board, offering a portable and personal floor that can be flipped between marley and wood. Now, they've revolutionized portability again with their practice mat, offering dancers the option to roll up their own personal floor and sling it over their shoulders like a yoga mat.

We spoke with experts from every corner of the dance industry to see how Harlequin's products have become their everyday essentials:

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