I am telling you. There is something going on with Asian Americans and dancing.
Everywhere we turn, there is an Asian American making a name for him- or herself in dance.
Need further proof? Filipina-Hawaiian-Russian American Nicole Scherzinger just won the 10th season of Dancing With the Stars.
She follows in the footsteps of fellow DWTS winners Kristi Yamaguchi and Apolo Anton Ohno. And of course who can forget the Jabbawockeez, Kaba Modern and all the other Asian American winners and finalists in MTV’s hit America’s Best Dance Crew.
Hear what some of the top Asian American dancers have to say about this growing phenomenon in our feature story “The New Rhythm Nation” by Teena Apeles in our upcoming Summer issue, out next week!
A few weeks ago, we profiled speed skater J.R. Celski, known as the next Apolo Anton Ohno. To Olympics fans, Apolo needs no introduction. The five-time Olympic medalist (including golds in 2002 and 2006) not only dominates the world of sport with his speed skating prowess, for a while he also dominated the ballroom (and our Tivos!) as the champion of Dancing With the Stars.
This will be the third Olympics for the 27-year-old. (He’s been captain of the U.S. Speedskating Team since he was 14!) In fact, if things go as planned in Vancouver, Apolo will become the most decorated athlete in U.S. Winter Olympic history. Continue Reading »