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This whole thing about, ‘Take it easy, you had a heart attack, you might die,’ I don’t have time to take it easy. I might…
Tap dancers find it very difficult to do anything other than tap if that is all they have been trained in because, again, it’s a…
So many people report to be contemporary dancers, and they’re not. They are sort of jazz dancers that feel like they’re throwing a bit of…
Jon Scoffield was an incredible director and producer at ATV. I met him when I was 30 and he made great things happen in my…
I’ve never believed that ‘Idol’ as a franchise is beholden to any individual because everybody said it would die the minute Simon Cowell left, and…
With dancing, so much is about sexuality and sensuality and without life experience it becomes much more of a performance, rather than a living, breathing…
We put too much on contemporary dancers. A lot of them cannot change styles; a lot of them can’t do anything else other than run…
I think rap in the street when they have rap competitions is thrilling because these kids are making it up and having a go at…
I don’t go into my dentist and say, ‘Are you gay?’ I don’t say to contestants on ‘So You Think You Can Dance,’ ‘Are you…
I don’t think rap really fits in to ‘American Idol’ in the sense that I believe rap is an art form in itself more akin…
I nearly died with the peritonitis, but not the heart attack. The heart attack was like bad indigestion and two weeks later I was back…
Everybody I’ve ever seen live sings out of tune, even the greatest singers in the world. And of course if you make a single nowadays,…
We’ve had nothing but support from everybody in the dance world for a National Dance Day.
There’s no question ‘Amazing Race’ is a beautifully produced show.
There can always be an ‘Idol’ without anybody. I believe that Seacrest is probably the best host in the business.
‘The Hobbit’ by J. R. R. Tolkien was the first book I enjoyed. I was 14 and when I finished I started it again.
Nicki Minaj I think is one of the best judges I’ve ever worked with.
Since I’ve been in the U.S. I’ve lost the back of my heart, 15 ft. of intestine and my marriage – and God, I miss…
I trained in every form of dance – started as a tap dancer when I was a kid, then contemporary, ballet, ballroom, everything. Russian, Swedish.
I think British audiences are accustomed to the ‘boo’ factor and pantomimes.
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