Lil Buck

Hippin’ and Hoppin’? Bippin’ and Boppin’? Well, our #DancerDose of the week, Charles Riley, also known as Lil Buck, is all about Jookin’ and Jivin’ his specialty street dance!   A Memphis Dancer A Chicago native, raised in Memphis, and currently based in Burbank, California, Lil Buck has been dancing since he was six years […]


Everyone struggles with confidence issues at some point in their life. Even some of the most incredible dancers out there don’t have a level of confidence that matches their incredible skills! An extra dose of confidence can give your performance an extra kick, but how do you get to that point if you have struggles […]

Shanna Vanderwerker

We always love to hear of our past competitors’ success. This week we are going to spotlight Broadway choreographer and performer, Shanna VanDerwerker.   Dancing Dreams At 15, Shanna VanDerwerker performed at StarQuest’s World Finals. When asked about her dance competition career, she said that“[Competing] makes you understand that you’re not perfect, that there’s always […]

Jeanine Tesori

If you’re a fan of musical theater, then you know about a little show called Fun Home. Our #WomanOfInterest wrote the original score for that beautiful musical, and even won a Tony for it! Let’s see how Jeanine Tesori made it to where she is today!   Pre-Med to Music Tesori, one of Broadway’s leading […]

Ohad Naharin

Our #DancerDose this week was born in the arts. Now, Ohad Naharin, is known as an Israeli contemporary dancer/choreographer and the creator of the Gaga movement language! He has lived an inspirational life.   Born to Create In 1952, in the small community of Mirza, Israel, a choreographer/dance teacher/Feldenkrais instructor as a mother gave birth […]

dance costume

Receiving your dance costume is one of the most exciting parts of working on your dance routine. You get to see the sparkle for the first time and can’t wait to try it on! But, sometimes a dance costume isn’t always a magical fit. You have to make sure that it makes and not breaks […]

Priscilla Chan

Our #WomanOfInterest has an impressive resume, and an even more impressive mission. Priscilla Chan, a pediatrician and former teacher and co-founder of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is determined to change the world!   Just The Beginning Here is a list of the mind-blowing achievements our #WomanofInterest has accomplished. She is a teacher who founded her […]

Jessica Dear

Have you ever wanted to learn aerial tricks? Well this week’s #DancerDose has fused aerial and dance together into beautiful pieces of art. Read about Chicago based dancer/choreographer and current Artistic Director of Chicago Dance Crash, Jessica Deahr!   Small Town Girl to Big City Artist Deahr started just like any young dancer. She joined […]

Dancer To Choreographer

Are you a dancer looking to choreograph? Then this article is for you! Follow these tips to help learn how you can become a leader and start choreographing!   Draw from your dancer experience As a dancer, you already have a huge advantage in becoming a choreographer. You already know what defines a successful dance […]

Gaby Diaz

You may remember #DancerDose: Gaby Diaz- From StarQuest to Beyond. Now we really want to take a moment and spotlight our past dancer, Gaby, and her success that has come after leaving the StarQuest stage. Let’s see has led Gaby to her success!   Competition Baby When Gaby Diaz was younger, she studied at Roxy […]