Lifetime’s “Dance Moms” Features Music By Rachael Sage In
Season 4 Of Network’s #1 Unscripted Program
Award-winning songwriter and former professional ballet dancer lands prime music placement, reinforcing growing connection to dance competition community
New York, NY: Music by singer-songwriter and former ballet dancer Rachael Sage has been featured in Lifetime Network’s popular reality show “Dance Moms”, in the season premiere on January 1st, New Years Day, and will also be featured later in the season. “Dance Moms” stars Maddie Ziegler and Chloe Lukasiak perform routines to two different songs from Rachael’s milestone 10th album “Haunted By You” including a solo to the song “Birthday” by Maddie in episode 1 and a duet to the song “Confession” in episode 8. The new season of “Dance Moms” premiered on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 9pm PT/ET, with new episodes airing on Tuesdays at 9pm ET/PT.
As a fan of the show, Sage is thrilled that her music has been selected for its fourth season, and the opportunity is especially meaningful as Sage was a professional dancer before she began her career as a musician. She was a student at the School of American Ballet, and performed in classics such as “The Nutcracker”, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Coppelia” with The New York City Ballet. Sage is a self-taught pianist who learned to play by ear while listening to the classical and popular music she heard in dance class. To this day, when she works on a composition, she still envisions choreography and dancers; her music appears in over 100 dance competition and routine videos – with over 650,000 combined views – as collected via her YouTube channel’s Dance Playlist.
Nominated for multiple Teen Choice Awards, “Dance Moms” follows young dancers’ early steps on the road to stardom with their doting mothers in tow for every rehearsal and performance. Season three averaged 2.1 million total viewers and the season premiere delivered 2.8 million total viewers, becoming the series’ most-watched telecast ever.
More about Rachael Sage:
A soulful vocalist and innovative keyboardist, Sage performs over 150 shows a year internationally and has appeared at two Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, where her engaging theatricality and compelling stage presence earned her rave reviews. A former ballerina who discovered her flair for melodic composition while attending The School Of American Ballet, she’s shared the stage with Grammy® Winners Sarah McLachlan, Judy Collins, Marc Cohn, Suzanne Vega, and Ani DiFranco, received many accolades including several Independent Music Awards and her songs have appeared on MTV, HBO and the “Fame” soundtrack.
“sophisticated pop, brimming with melodies” – Pittsburgh Tribune
“...a leap forward in both musical elegance and emotional power.” – iTunes Editorial
“the songs on “Haunted” demonstrate Sage’s skill at weaving story-laced pieces with wonderfully dynamic arrangements.” – Glide Magazine