Andy Blankenbuehler Discovered Her in High School. Now She's in Hamilton

June 3, 2016, was a big day for Justice Moore: It was her 19th birthday, high school graduation and the day she found out she’d been cast in the ensemble of Hamilton‘s Chicago production. Her controlled, versatile approach to movement, honed on the competition circuit, has only brought her more opportunities since then. Last summer, […]

Everything You Need to Know About Assisting At Conventions As A College Student

Adding another commitment to your already busy schedule may be the last thing you want to do as a college student. But assisting at dance conventions can offer valuable experiences you won’t find in a classroom. Convention assistants help students pick up choreography and rub shoulders with industry influencers. For some, it’s the perfect addition […]

Can You Really Network With the Judges At Competitions?

At competitions, the people who are scoring you can be the biggest industry leaders in the room. But is there a way to network with them with these judges? Three top competition judges share their advice on how to do it in the most strategic way—and the pet peeves that turn them off. Mandy Moore—The […]

Joe Lanteri Tapped To Help Lead Steps on Broadway

The iconic New York City dance studio Steps on Broadway has a new leader coming on board: Joe Lanteri. The New York City Dance Alliance founder will be Steps’ new co-owner and executive director. “For me, it’s a big full circle,” says Lanteri, who used to take class at Steps when he first moved to […]

Meet The Winner of Our $25K College Scholarship

Throughout her years growing up at New York City Dance Alliance, Jacalyn Tatro has dominated the podium: In 2011, she was National Mini Outstanding Dancer, in 2014 she won National Teen Outstanding Dancer and in 2016 National Senior Outstanding Dancer. It’s easy to see why: Tatro dances with a maturity beyond her years—her performance quality […]

"Dance Is My Time For Make-Believe"

“I don’t wanna go to dance!” As a kid, these were my famous words. When packing into the car for the interminable ride to the studio, I would kick and scream so much that I earned the nickname “The Hornet.” I am so glad my parents put up with my sting, because looking back, it […]

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