Jenna Dewan Tatum: Reuniting With Janet Jackson ‘Was Magical’

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Jenna Dewan Tatum and Janet Jackson. Steve Granitz/WireImage; BACKGRID

Time to get nasty! Janet Jackson invited her former backup dancers — including Jenna Dewan Tatum — to perform with her at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday, October 8. As to be expected, the Step Up actress was on cloud nine.

“Such an incredible moment dancing and reuniting with Janet and the legacy of incredible dancers that only she has created!” Dewan Tatum, 36, exclusively tells Us Weekly. “It was a dream of mine from a very little girl to dance for her and to share the stage again with her was magical. My life, my career, all began with Janet. Full circle moment!”

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Janet and Jenna on stage Splash News Online

Dewan Tatum was a part of Jackson’s All for You Tour from 2001 to 2002. The actress shared several backstage photos from the big night on social media.

“Last night was such an incredible moment,” she captioned then and now pics of herself hugging Jackson, 51, via Instagram. “Janet asked her ‘kids’ to come back and perform rhythm nation at the Hollywood Bowl. I dreamt of dancing with her since I was a kid and literally pinched myself every night of the All for You tour. And here I am pinching myself again last night. She created a legacy for her dancers and she personally began my career! It all begins with Jan. Thank you for this my love!!!”

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Ahead of the show, the Witches of East End alum appeared to kick up her heels with the other dancers in a studio. “Generations of Janet kids brought together…!” she wrote on Sunday. “Dancing for her was always way more than a job, it was being part of a legacy. I have been pinching myself all day being in a room years later dancing with these legends.”

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