And the “Dance Spirit” Award for Best Movie Choreography of 2019 Goes To…

March 13, 2020

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!