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'
Photo credit: FOX/Patrick Wymore Last night was the dreaded first elimination of So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation. It’s always hard to go first, but I think it’s even harder when you are a kid. Daniela Avanzini did not do the press line last night, but I hope she takes a look back on what the other contestants had to say about her in the interviews. They are working together as a team and the kids were feeling her loss already even though the elimination happen
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/Tate McRae/Chris Reilly Photography When auditions for Season 13 of SYTYCD: The Next Generation happened last spring, the two names that I kept hearing were Sophia Lucia and Tate McRae. I gave you the lowdown on Sophia last week, but I am pretty curious about Tate. I have a feeling we will be seeing her in the Top 10 this season. (Unless you have any conflicting info on this, then email me here.) UPDATE: Well, that was quick. A source got back to me an
Photo credit: Adam Rose/FOX Here are the five things you need to know about So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation before it premieres tonight on FOX with the Los Angeles auditions. The June 6th episode will feature auditions from Chicago. 1. The prize is $250,000. 2. It's not called "Green Mile." Kids are working towards getting into "The Academy." The Top 10 are then paired with All-Stars once the live shows begin. Photo credit: Adam Rose/FOX 3. Your judges: Nigel