Just 19 years old, commercial dancer Amanda LaCount has already become an outspoken advocate for body diversity in dance. Whether in the upcoming Netflix film The Prom, on “America’s Got Talent” or in campaigns with brands like Nike, she shows that serious talent can come in any shape. Now, she’s also making her way into […]
"If We Want Our Industry to Welcome All Body Types, We Need to Reevaluate How We Interact Dancer-to-Dancer."
Hip-hop dancer Amanda LaCount reflects on the biases she’s encountered as a plus-size artist—and how dancers can be more supportive of one another. Inclusion starts in the studio, says LaCount. How you treat other dancers matters. Plus-size dancers still face biases when it comes to booking gigs, but, says LaCount, demeaning comments from fellow dancers […]