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Ryan Heffington On Making Moves With Lin-Manuel Miranda and Andrew Garfield for tick, tick…BOOM!

First performed in 1990 by Jonathan Larson as a mostly autobiographical solo show, tick, tick… BOOM! didn’t become a full-fledged musical until 2001, five years after Larson’s untimely death the day before his RENT opened off-Broadway. In his feature-film directorial debut, Lin-Manuel Miranda helms a new adaptation of BOOM! from a screenplay by Steven Levenson, the Tony Award–winning writer of Dear Evan […]

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30 Over 30: Dance Pros Who Prove Success Can Happen at Any Age

Maybe even more than most industries, the dance field is obsessed with youth. We fawn over prodigies, we love to predict the next big thing. Yes, Dance Magazine itself is 100 percent guilty of this, with features like “25 to Watch” and On the Rise. But just because a performing career can be short doesn’t […]

12 Childhood Pics and Videos That Prove These Stars Were Born to Dance

Robbie and Megan Fairchild Now: Talk about talent running in the family. Sister Megan is now a principal at New York City Ballet, while her brother Robbie has since departed NYCB, delving in to Broadway and film, including the much-anticipated Cats film. Then: The sibling duo was putting on their own shows at home, with […]

Why Ryan Heffington's Sweat Spot Joined the List of L.A. Studios Shuttering Their Brick-and-Mortar Locations

For more than 10 years, the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles has been home to Ryan Heffington‘s The Sweat Spot. Built on Heffington’s joy-inducing, ecstatic energy, his studio became a haven for dance professionals and neophytes alike. But despite The Sweat Spot’s glowing reputation and Heffington’s celebrity status, the studio was left in dire […]

6 of Our Favorite Digital Dance Projects to Come Out of Quarantine

Limitations foster creativity. While unable to gather in person due to COVID-19, dancers, choreographers and companies have taken to the internet to create new projects conceived for the digital sphere. Here are just a few of our favorites. Redefining Bravery Mei Yamanaka in her as sure as sure can be Mei Yamanaka, Courtesy Ladenheim Curated […]

In the Works: 9 Projects We're Keeping Tabs On

Is it just us, or is there a new exciting project being announced approximately every five minutes these days? While that might be a slight exaggeration, there’s no denying that keeping track of all the major collaborations and musicals and movie adaptations and premieres can get overwhelming. So, we’re compiling a list of the buzziest […]

Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Dance Magazine Stories from 2017

2017 has been quite a year here at Dance Magazine. From launching our new website to celebrating the magazine’s 90th anniversary, it’s been a thrilling 12 months. To wrap up the year, the Dance Magazine team took a moment to share each of our favorite highlights. Creative director Raymond Mingst: July’s “The Hall of Fame” […]

These Are The Performances Our Readers Loved The Most This Year

We asked you for nominations, compiled your suggestions and let you vote on your favorites. Here’s what you chose: Best Viral Video Winner : Andrew Winghart’s “Cry Me a River” Other Nominees: • Kyle Hanagami’s “Shape of You” • The Kennedy Center’s staff video for National Dance Day • Tiler Peck in Charlotte OC’s “Medicine […]