Photo credit: Ryan West Gianna Martello has been a steady presence on Lifetime's Dance Moms for the last five years. Longtime fans know she isn't getting into the fray between the moms and Abby Lee Miller. Instead, she's a steady and constant presence in the rehearsal studio for the young dancers. Martello spoke with Dance Dish about that epic rise to fame in 2011, when she knew Maddie Ziegler was a star and what she wants to do next after the series ends. More: 'La La Land'
For the 2015-2016 Emmys year, there were 73 entries for the Choreography category. I wrote down as many as I could in five minutes or less while they played the video. Sometimes I wrote the names, sometimes I recognized the particular dances, but I am missing plenty of names, dances and shows. Once we get Mandy Moore's interview up on Dance Network, I will post it here because she gives us an inside look on how the process works from submissions to final voting. It was incred
Photo credit: Richard Knapp Did you see the news today? This isn’t really dance news, but it’s someone related to the dance industry. Abby Lee Miller has pled guilty to one count of concealing bankruptcy assets and one count of failing to report an international monetary transaction, according to Deadline.com. Miller is lucky that this was a plea deal because she was originally facing five years and a $5 million fine on the initial charges of 20 counts of fraud. This deal wil
Photo credit: Ricardo Hubbs/Lifetime I'm not going to get into a huge debate about why I didn't love Dance Moms, I think the unspoken reasons speak for themselves. I will go on record and say that I love some of the young personalities the show has introduced us to — Nia Sioux, Maddie Ziegler and Chloe Lukasiak. For Chloe, leaving the show was a huge leap of faith. It's a risk departing from any successful series when you are an actor. As a reality show personality, it's even
Photo credit: Instagram/SophiaLucia5678 How many of you recognized Sophia Lucia on Monday night's broadcast of So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation? Maybe it was from Dance Moms? Or Dancing With the Stars? Or setting a world record on The Ricki Lake Show? The girl is incredibly talented and I enjoyed her videos this year while she trained for the Youth America Grand Prix with the Master Ballet Academy. Not only can the girl pirouette for days, she also has gorgeous