Macy’s Magical Stars of Dance
Posted on April 5, 2013 by Alison Feller
I don’t like magic.
Card tricks confuse me and I don’t like it when I can’t figure things out.
And yet, I loved the most recent Macy’s Stars of Dance performance on “Dancing with the Stars,” which was filled with visual trickery and was, well, magical.
The routine, choreographed by RJ Durell and Nick Florez, featured a few of my favorite dancers, including Jaimie Goodwin (she tends to steal that spotlight time and time again with her picture-perfect side tilt extension, doesn’t she?), Taja Riley and Will Wingfield. But more importantly, it just blew my mind.
This piece wasn’t about amazing technique or fancy choreography—it was all in the special effects.
Check it out and help me figure it out! I’m thinking some of it was pre-taped and then it’s being played backward. Criss Angel, a little help, here?
Shaping Sound, Making Moves
Posted on April 20, 2012 by Alison Feller
Travis Wall had a vision. He wanted to spend his days doing what he loves—creating movement—with his best friends. And rather than waiting for some director or choreographer to potentially make that happen for him, 24-year-old Travis took action.
Enter Shaping Sound, Travis’ contemporary company. It’s stacked with 26 talented dancers who include the leading man’s roommates (Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance and Kyle Robinson), longtime muses (Jaimie Goodwin and Taja Riley), fellow “So You Think You Can Dance” alums (Allison Holker, Melanie Moore and Noelle Marsh) and favorite rising stars (former Dance Spirit Cover Model Search winners Kaitlynn Edgar and Alexa Anderson among them). Now, not only has the company put on two successful shows in L.A., but the dancers are also the stars of the Oxygen network’s “All the Right Moves,” a reality docu-series premiering with an eight-episode arc this summer. The show follows Travis, Nick, Kyle and Teddy as they launch the company and live together in Hollywood.
Shaping Sound Is Back on Tour
Posted on September 19, 2014 by Margaret Fuhrer
What can we expect from this latest round of Shaping Sound? Well, as co-founder Travis Wall told us a few weeks back, the production will have “the same outline as our first…but it will be an overall cleaner and better show,” with two new numbers and a lot of small-but-important improvements. Obviously, Travis Wall will be performing, as will fellow co-founders Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance, and Kyle Robinson. A lot of our other favorite SS dancers are also back, including Jaimie Goodwin, Chantel Aguirre, Chelsea Thedinga and Channing Cooke. And there are some exciting new additions to the company, too—notably “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 10 champ Amy Yakima (YAY!).
The Dirt with Jaimie Goodwin
Jaimie Goodwin is just 23 years old, but she’s already taken her dance career across the country, around the world and onto the big and small screens.
Jaimie grew up dancing at Denise Wall’s Dance Energy in Virginia Beach, VA. As a member of the studio’s competition team, Jaimie regularly took home top honors, including National Teen Outstanding Dancer and National Senior Outstanding Dancer at New York City Dance Alliance. She also nabbed the National Senior Title at West Coast Dance Explosion before leaving the comp scene for the TV world.
With her strong, powerful legs and insane body control, it’s no surprise that Jaimie became a Top 10 contestant on “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 3. Each week she delivered memorable performances—so memorable, in fact, that “SYTYCD” brought her back as an all-star during Season 8. In between “SYTYCD” jobs, Jaimie was a featured dancer in High School Musical 3: Senior Year, performed in commercials for McDonalds, danced at the 82nd Academy Awards, did guest spots on “Dancing with the Stars” and toured with the Bad Boys of Dance. She has acted as assistant choreographer to Sonya Tayeh on world tours with Kylie Minogue and Miley Cyrus, and this summer she worked as a dancer in the upcoming Rock of Ages movie. Phew! Read on for The Dirt from this beautiful and busy girl.
Exclusive Interview: Jaimie Goodwin, 'So You Think You Can Dance' Top 10 Finalist
This is Royce from BuddyTV and I’m here with Jaimie – Top 10 Finalist from So You Think You Can Dance. How’s it going Jamie?
It’s going well, how are you?
Doing great. Thanks so much for taking the time to talk to us.
Yeah, no problem. I’m enjoying it.
And congratulations on making it as far as you did.
So maybe you can start off by telling us a little bit about your background and why you wanted to try out for the show?
BEHIND THE SCENES WITH SHAPING SOUND
Get on set with Travis Wall, Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance, Kyle Robinson, Jaimie Goodwin & Taja Riley at their Dance Spirit cover shoot in L.A. The dancers were ridiculously talented and a total blast to work with. For more, check out the May/June 2012 issue of DS!