Credit: Mathieu Young/Fox Photo: Jeanine Mason: Sultry Stunner

Life just keeps getting better and better for So You Think You Can Dance Season 5 winner Jeanine Mason. After earning her title as America’s Favorite Dancer, Jeanine went on to attend college and expand her performing career as a dancer and an actress. In the short film Understudy — written and directed by University of Southern California MFA student Christina Malavenda — Jeanine gets to combine both of her stage crafts.

The short feature is about a young dancer, who is learning the challenges of being an understudy and balancing life both on and off the stage. Jeanine plays the lead role of Clara Klein and recently received some well-deserved recognition.

Yesterday, she tweeted her exciting news: “Nominated for Best Lead Actor at the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema for our film Understudy. Crazzzyyyyyyy!!!”

Kudos, Jeanine, on the nomination, and an even bigger congrats for diligently pursuing both of your passions in life!

Sources: Twitter, Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema Award, Understudy