<p><span></span>So what is it really like behind the scenes of the hit show <em>Glee</em>? Assistant <em>Glee</em> choreographer <strong>Brooke Lipton</strong> has the dish. Apart from teaching the kids at the fictional William McKinley High School, this talented choreographer has worked with numerous artists including <strong>Madonna</strong>, <strong>Janet Jackson</strong> and <strong>Beyoncé</strong>. She has also toured with <strong>Britney Spears</strong> during her Dream Within a Dream and The Onyx Hotel tours. And Brooke is involved with The Pulse on Tour, a nationwide dance workshop series taught by some of the best choreographers in the business (<a href="http://www.thepulseontour.com/">thepulseontour.com</a>).<br />
Life & Style: What can you say about the cast members?
Brooke: I am in love with the cast! They are so fun to be around and are such great people. You can see that their talents are growing every day. They are unbelievable singers, and some of them are growing to be incredible dancers as well. They're just starting at their game, and they're going to keep going from there.
Life & Style: Does everyone get along?
Brooke: It's cheesy when people say it's a family, but you spend 12 to 15 hours a day with these people. Everyone really enjoys their job. I think we have one of the hardest-working crews--you never see anyone with a bad attitude. If you think about how long and how hard everyone is working each day, it's crazy and over-the-top and you still walk around with a smile on your face. We really do get along. You walk into the room and it feels like high school, people laughing and giggling.
Life & Style: Do you have a favorite sequence that you worked on with them?
Brooke: Every time we did one of the iconic numbers, it's been fun to master. Sometimes it's harder than just re-creating a number. When we did Madonna and Britney Spears, it was really fun. Lady Gaga was great because of the incredible costumes.
Life & Style: Who is the best dancer?
Brooke: Heather Moore. She's incredible, not even for an actor--she's an incredible dancer. She had a great career, and she still has a great career. Harry is going great; nobody moves like Harry does. Lea, so fun every time she comes into rehearsal. Amber, when she lets go, when that hair goes; I get happy every time she walks onto the floor. Chris, he puts such a twist onto everything that he does. Kevin, who we don't see dance enough, may be one of the best dancers of the group, and unfortunately he's stuck in that chair! Of course, they all have their own individual styles.
Life & Style: What would you say in response to the criticism about inappropriateness?
Brooke: I know people have problems talking about the sex or drinking, but it's happening. When it's addressed, it's something that becomes a conversation. It opens up that gate to have better communication with parents and kids. I think it really opens up their eyes.
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