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Dancewear Corner Spotlight Dancer: Emelia Singleton

Say Hello to this months Spotlight Dancers Emelia Singleton. She is a nine-year-old dancer from Grafton, West Virginia. She began dancing at age 2 and a half with Ms. Stephanie Lopez ar Movements In Dance in Fairmont, West Virginia where she has been a member of the Movements In Dance Company Kids for five years. She was awarded the title of Miss Small Fry DEA Pittsburgh in 2016 and has competed both regionally and nationally. She travels in the summers to train with balletmaster Mr. Jerry Rose in Beckley, West Virginia. Emelia has also attended The Rock Summer Ballet Intensive in Philadelphia in 2017 and will be returning this summer.

She is also an active and proud ambassador for Ballet In The City and will attend events this summer in Saratoga Springs, New York which includes amazing photoshoot opportunities, pointe shoe fittings and anyone booking a shoot between July 15th -22nd will be entered to win a DancersHaul as well as being featured on the social media accounts of Dancewear Corner and Ballet In The City. She will also be attending events in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Emelia will start fourth grade in the fall and reside with her Father, Josh, Mother, April and Brother, Clark.

She is definitely a dancer to watch but we wanted to get to know her a little better. 

What is your favorite dance class to take?

Ballet, of course!  I love the flowing movement.

 If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?  

Watch more movies and stretch more.

What’s your favorite piece of dance clothing you own/ owned?  

My Paris AinslieWear leotard because it’s pretty and comfortable. It also reminds me of Paris and our company dance inspired by Paris.

What songs have you completely memorized?  

A Million Dreams from The Greatest Showman, You Spin Me Round by Dead or Alive, Someone in the Crowd from La La Land. 

Who’s your go-to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?  

Fall Out Boy.  Their music has a good rhythm.

 If you could perform a duet with any dancer who would it be and why?

Maria Kochetkova because she’s an amazing ballerina.

Rapid fire This or that Questions

Dog or cat?  

Dog

Netflix or YouTube?  

YouTube

Phone Call or Text?  

Text

Ice Cream Cone or Snow Cone?  

Snow Cone

Cake or Pie?  

Cake

Watching a movie at home or in the theater?  

Theater

Sneakers or Sandals?  

Sandals

Tablet or Computer?  

Computer

While watching a movie: Candy or Popcorn?

Candy

 

 

DanceWear Corner Spotlight Dancer: Kali Kleiman

Meet this month’s Spotlight Dancer Kali Kleiman. Kali is just 14 years old and has been studying at The Dallas Conservatory with Olga Pavlova and Jacqueline Porter for five years. There she primarily focuses on Ballet, but she also trains in many other styles. She is also the oldest of four kids. One brother and two sisters. In the past, she has gone to different Summer Intensives, such as The Rock, Houston Ballet, even twice at The School of American Ballet, and this summer she will be attending one at Ellison Ballet. She is a big fan of cosmetics and obsessed with tiny trinkets, and 90’s Netflix series like Friends, Felicity, Ally McBeal and she loves Riverdale!

We wanted to get to know her a little better.

What is your favorite class to take?

I love company class!  Saturday mornings with our whole company is electric!  We may be in our levels during the week or too busy to connect, but seeing everyone’s progress on the weekends and the love and encouragement shared between company members is really special.  I love each of them so much!

What’s your favorite piece of dance clothing you own/ owned?

My most favorite dance clothing are some leg warmers my mom made me when she was pregnant with my little sister.  She worked for hours on them while watching me at a competition one weekend. She put an antique button on each one that is so unique!  She made them with love!

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?

Oh, my!  If I had all that extra time I would probably be training more and maybe have a boyfriend!  Bunheads don’t have much time for all that!!

What songs have you completely memorized?

Stay Open by Diplo, love it!  Just a great reminder to be open, stay open, and keep the dream alive!  Love it!

Who’s your go-to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?  

I crush on everything from Imagine Dragons!

If you could perform a duet with any dancer who would it be and why?

Sascha Radetsky!!! He is so amazing, and I love him and Stella together; Center stage fangirl too!  Funny story he is actually the first guy I ever partnered with! He came to our studio to teach partnering techniques and I got to be his demo girl!  I was so happy!!

 

 

 

 

Rapid fire This or that Questions

Dog or cat?

Dog

Netflix or YouTube?

Netflix

Phone Call or Text?

Text

Ice Cream Cone or Snow Cone?

Ice cream

Cake or Pie?

Cake

Watching a movie at home or in the theater?

Home

Sneakers or Sandals?

Sandals

Tablet or Computer?

Computer

While watching a movie: Candy or Popcorn?

Candy

 Some of the pictures were taken by @rhileephotog

Dancewear Corner Spotlight Dancer: Julia Carrano

Say Hello to our featured dancer Julia Carrano . She, along with some other dancers, had the opportunity to get her photo taken by Jonathan Givens at his signing event in Dancewear Corner a few months ago, but we wanted to get to know her a bit better.

 

1.What is your favorite dance class?

 It’s hard to pick, but I would say that I’m really enjoying my jazz class this year.

2. What is your go-to style for leotards?

 Classic but fashionable

 

3.  If you could perform a duet with any dancer, who would it be and why?

 Christopher Gattelli, because he’s an amazing dancer and has choreographed so many successful Broadway musicals; my favorite is Newsies. I also think it would be fun to dance with John Travolta as Danny Zuko, because Grease is my favorite movie and I love 50’s fashion!

 

4.  What is something you want to work towards in 2018?

 I’m really concentrating on my Acro tricks this year.

 

5.  If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?

 I would probably be choreographing combos, or snuggling with my pup.

 

6.  What is your favorite piece of dance clothing that you own?

 I LOVE my new Tiler Peck leo. It’s so pretty and comfortable!

 

7.  What songs have you completely memorized?

Pretty much every Broadway musical soundtrack! Kinky Boots is my favorite.

 

8.  Who is your go-to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?

Panic! At the Disco or Charlie Puth

 

I hope you all have enjoyed learning a bit more about Julia.

Dancewear Corner Spotlight: Krystal Huot

Say Hello to our featured dancer Krystal Huot . She, along with some other dancers, had the opportunity to get her photo taken by Jonathan Givens at his signing event in Dancewear Corner a few months ago, but we wanted to get to know her a bit better.

1.What is your favorite dance class?

Ballet class is definitely my favorite class. I love the precision, technique, and classical aspect of the style. Ballet has instilled me with discipline and class.

 

2.What is your go-to style for leotards?

Love a classy look

 

3.If you could perform a duet with any dancer who would it be and why?

Hamilton Evans. The energy and creativity in his movement is something I aspire to learn from and dance besides.

 

 

4.What is something that you want to work towards in 2018?

I want to be more confident when I dance, and not worry about judgement when asking to improvise. Additionally, I hope to become quicker in picking up choreography.

 

5. If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?

Dance (of course). There’s so much music to listen to, and so much artistic freedom in music. I would take the time to create choreography to different genres of music.

 

6. What is your favorite piece of dance clothing that you own/ owned?

A lace long-sleeve leotard. I wore it to  al my auditions, and almost every time I wore it I got complimented. It was my lucky-leo.

7. What songs have you completely memorized?

Russians from the Nutcracker is memorized. It’s engraved in my head from doing years of Christmas shows.

 

I hope you have enjoyed learning a bit about Krystal.

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