Nope, there's still no Oscar for Best Choreography. So Dance Magazine's sister publication created the Dance Spirit award for Best Movie Choreography of 2019. Though we're big fans of all seven of the nominated choreographers, and think each one deserves to be acknowledged for their contributions to some of our favorite films this year, based on your votes, the winner is...


Sapakie, in a black zip-front shirt and high bun, smiles to the camera with her hands on her hips

Courtesy Johanna Sapakie

...Johanna Sapakie for Hustlers! Sapakie, a pole choreographer with extensive training in other dance forms, is the genius behind Jennifer Lopez's showstopping routines in the film (not to mention J.Lo's pole work at the Super Bowl halftime show). We can't wait to see what's next for this talented artist.

Watch Sapakie's acceptance speech below!

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ICYMI: Cover Star Kathryn Morgan Profiled on the "TODAY" Show

Since making her triumphant return to the stage this season, Kathryn Morgan has been on a mission to share her story and inspire others. The Miami City Ballet soloist—and current cover star of Dance Magazine's March issue—was profiled on NBC's "TODAY" show this morning, reaching her largest audience yet.

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