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An Unbelievable Night on Broadway

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Editor’s Note from Nancy Dann: After featuring NaTonia’s television interview last week, I was reminded ‘Tina: The Tina Turner Musical’ would close on Broadway in a matter of weeks. It was time for me to see two Answers4Dancers members on the Great White Way.show, Doris Dear’s Gurl

I decided there was no time like the present, so took a chance I could get tickets for the 8pm Saturday performance. For the first time since the industry shutdown, I boarded a bus and trekked into Times Square hoping to buy tickets to see Tina.

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NaTonia Speaks Out on Broadway Mask Policy

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As we enter another new phase for Broadway’s return, July brought a mask-optional policy for theatergoers. While the idea of easing up on COVID restrictions is appealing, it also poses a threat for the talent that brings Broadway shows to the stage.

When A4D’s NaTonia Monét heard about the new policy, she tweeted out a reminder that this could cause a danger to an already fragile industry, her message went viral and the story was picked up by Spectrum News NY1 TV.

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Update on Tonya Kay's Cancer Fight

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We recently received news about our friend, Tonya Kay. You may know her as the interviewer seen in A4D videos. 

In the spring of 2020, Tonya was diagnosed with invasive lobular carcinoma, an uncommon type of breast cancer. As the pandemic took hold around the world, she was told the words no one ever wants to hear, ‘You have cancer.’

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Grover Dale's Interview on Gurl Talk

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Recently, Grover Dale stopped by the Rumpus Room for an engaging interview on the Telly Award winning show, Doris Dear’s Gurl Talk.

Doris Dear conducted a fascinating interview with Grover and she talked about his career as a Broadway dancer, movie star, as well as a Tony winning Broadway director.

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Dancers 4 Suicide Awareness

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Let’s face it. The The industry is still recovering from all that’s happened over the past two years. It’s been a difficult time for many dancers.

Even though we’re on a path to fully recover, some of the familiar dance landscape has changed. It can be a confusing time.

Maybe it’s a good day to remember we’re a community of creatives with a unique way to speak out on many important issues.

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Exciting 'Amy's Victory Dance' Film News

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A4D members Amy Jordan and Brian Thomas have unbelievable news! Their documentary film project that’s been in the works for years has a release date!(VIDEO BELOW)

The film follows Amy’s journey from being run over by a NYC transit bus to her victorious recovery and message of hope. Here’s the story in Amy’s own words:

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Please Vote for Michelle West

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Look what A4D’s Dancer To Watch, Michelle West posted on FaceBook. She’s in the running to be on the cover of ‘Muscle & Fitness HERS’ magazine!

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NaTonia Monét on the Nick Cannon Show

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As part of the cast of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, NaTonia Monét had the opportunity to perform on the Nick Cannon Show for their Classic Jams Week. (VIDEO BELOW)

We love celebrating these amazing bookings with our members. Especially when it’s a long-time friend we’ve known from back-in-the-day as she was starting her dance career journey.

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So You Think You Can Dance is Back!

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It’s official! So You Think You Can Dance is returning to FOX this year! In 2020, the competition series was canceled due to Covid-19 concerns and some doubted it would ever return..

After a long delay, So You Think You Can Dance shared a casting call for interested dancers to complete an audition application. If you think you could be America’s Favorite Dancer, it’s time to submit your audition online for this month’s audition tour.

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Oren Korenblum Creates Tap Magic on Stage

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This week, we’d like to introduce you to an incredibly talented and creative tap dancer/choreographer/teacher and founder/director of the O.K. DANCE Company. He’s A4D member, Oren Korenblum.

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Brandon Hudson Performs at Super Bowl

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During Super Bowl LVI, four-time grammy nominee and country star Mickey Guyton, best known for her hit Black Like Me,’ performed the national anthem with a choir of backup singers… And one of those singers was our own Brandon Hudson.

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Krystina Burton Books Aladdin, At Last

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It was quite the process, but we are pleased to announce that A4D’s Krystina Burton landed her dream job in ‘Aladdin’ in Germany! She opened this week and shares her story. This is one determined dancer! Read on…

‘To be honest, I’ve been chasing Aladdin since before it made its debut on Broadway in 2014. I was just finishing up my contract with The WOW Show in Israel when I saw the Aladdin casting notice pop up. I just knew it was going to be the show for me! That particular notice was for a call in Chicago, so before I even left Israel,

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Jessa Doll's Visa Journey

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If you’re not a U.S. citizen and want to work in the USA, you’ll need a work visa. It’s not easy to get one and only the most determined dancers can navigate the twists and turns.

“I knew in high school I wanted a dance career in Los Angeles, and that meant getting an O-1 visa for individuals with extraordinary ability in their field of work. It took me a few years to gather everything for my application. Since I was just starting out, I needed the experience that comes with time plus training, creating work relationships, working in the industry in Canada, and saving money.

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How A4D's Michelle West & Brandon Hudson Got Their Start

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Getting a dance career off the ground isn’t easy. Especially not in the middle of a global pandemic. A4D loves to feature stories about our members who have one common thread… Their determination to succeed knows no bounds.

Michelle West, currently in Broadway’s Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, is one of the most determined dancers we’ve ever met. Did you know at the start of her career she commuted from Delaware to NYC for auditions? She woke up at 3 a.m. to catch the 4 a.m. bus for the long trip to NYC. She’d arrive by 7:30 a.m., audition until 6 p.m., buy a bus ticket home, get back at 11 p.m., and go to bed at midnight. Then back up at 3 a.m. to start all over again …

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NaTonia Monét’s Broadway Debut!

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When A4D met NaTonia Monét over 10 years ago, we knew she was one determined dancer. She had her eye on her goals and never cut any corners to reach them. NaTonia’s trajectory and enviable determination knows no limit.

When we learned that NaTonia Monet was cast in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, we were ecstatic… Mostly because we’ve been there for so much of her journey. NaTonia picks up the story from here:

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A4D’s Antonio Martinez Performs with Taylor Swift on Billboard Music Awards

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A4D’s Antonio Martinez booked an exciting opportunity to perform with Taylor Swift and Brandon Urie on the Billboard Music Awards! Here’s the story as told by Antonio.

‘Thanks for allowing me to share my experience with other dancers. The Taylor Swift performance at the Billboard Awards was a direct booking!

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Danielle Albertina's COVID Project, A Dance Tips Podcast

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This is the story of A4D’s Dani Albertina and her gamble to relocate from NYC to LA ... Little did she know two months later she’d find herself in a new city under quarantine lockdown. Sounds pretty scary, right? What Danielle did next will inspire you.

Instead of retreating, she launched a podcast called Dance Tips Daily and already has over 7,000 streams/downloads. We asked Danielle Albertina how her podcast journey unfolded?

How did you navigate your big move?
The adjustment from east coast to west was a bit of a challenge. I approached the move the same way I’ve managed my career… From the start, I established daily routines

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A Broadway Debut for Michelle West!

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Answers4Dancers is proud to announce that Michelle West is making her Broadway debut this month! 

We caught up with Michelle for some details on how she booked the role of Swing in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. Here’s what she shared with us!

You know when they say ‘the best things

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West Side Story Film Celebrates Los Angeles Premiere
 

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When A4D founder Grover Dale (original cast member of the 1957 Broadway production of West Side Story) received an invitation from Stephen Spielberg to attend the Los Angeles premiere of the new West Side Story film, he knew he’d go.

Grover and Carol Lawrence (Maria in 1957 Broadway production) attended the premiere together at the El Capitan Theater on December 7th.

Answers4dancers kept a close eye on Grover’s Facebook

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A4D’s Kim Ross Books with Royal Caribbean

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We’re excited to share the news that long-time A4D member, Kim Ross, booked with Royal Caribbean Cruises!.

Yes indeed… there’s work out there for determined dancers. We contacted Kim to get all the details. It’s a great read!

How did you book the job?

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