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Laurie Johnson hosts TALK RADIO FOR SMART DANCERS. These 15-minute interviews with dance industry veterans provide insight to what it takes to succeed, on and off the dance floor. The entertainment industry is an exciting one, and there's room for you to share your gifts. We're saving a spot for you. Listen now. Connect anytime @laurietalks. LIFE RULES: - define what you want - take intelligent risks - align behaviors with vision - limit contact with toxic people - find some peace-of-mind

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Internationally renowned teacher, performer, and choreographer, Alan has been dancing most of his life. Currently on staff at the famous STEPS studio on Broadway, Alan teachers tap and jazz (theatre dance). Alan has also been on... more

Barry has conceived, directed, and coordinated the technical production of world tours for such artists as: Usher, Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Miguel, John Fogerty, Ciara, and the cat Dolls. He has also served as a creative and technical director... more

Jamal story is an advocate for arts education & serves on the SAG-AFTRA New York Board and co-chairs the National Committee for Dance. With two degrees from Southern Methodist University, Jamal has danced with Donald... more

Kathryn McCormick first arrived in Los Angeles in 2008. Soon after arriving she was first cast as a dancer in the feature film remake of FAME and soon appeared as the female lead in STEP UP REVOLUTION and DANCE-OFF. Kathryn... more

Marguerite Derricks is one of dance's most recognized and respected choreographers. She is the first and only choreographer to have received 3 consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Choreography, & is also the... more

He is turned off by those who don't show respect for elders. "I'm there to audition, not teach etiquette." Listen to Michael Blake talk about auditioning pet peeves, booty shorts, making your dreams bigger than competition, tricks vs. artistry,... more

Eliana Girard started dancing with the John Mullen's Performing Arts Studio, Bak Middle School of the Arts and Dreyfoos High School of the Arts. She attended the American Ballet Theater and Joffrey Ballet's summer program two consecutive... more

On this episode we talk about BBQ with Britney Spears & her dad, how much dancers make, what offends him on Instagram, and why taking a business class is good for someone who needs a PLAN B. He offers his email to anyone who has... more

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Clarice Ordaz answers questions from dancers on Instagram, and talks candidly about dealing with the "haters" who tweeted nasty things about her during her #sytycd, season 8 appearance. Clarice trained at West Coast School of the Arts... more
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