Entertainment Music 'Glee' 's Naya Rivera Returns to the Classroom for a Sexy Dance with Ne-Yo in Step Up: High Water Naya Rivera is transitioning from Glee club student to teacher in Step Up: High Water, the new 10-episode YouTube Red series based on the Step Up film franchise By Dave Quinn Dave Quinn Instagram Twitter Dave Quinn is an Editor for PEOPLE, working across a number of verticals including the Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams. He joined in 2006 as a Writer/Reporter where he became known for his Bravo and Broadway exclusives across print and digital. Dave is the author of the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book, Not All Diamonds and Rosé: The Inside Story of the Real Housewives from the People Who Lived It. He's appeared on many broadcasts including ABC's Good Morning America, Bravo's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, E!'s Daily Pop, NBC's New York Live and PEOPLE's own Reality Check, as well as a number of podcasts like Bitch Sesh, Everything Iconic, Watch What Crappens, Hot Off the Mess, Mention It All, and PEOPLE Every Day. Prior to working at PEOPLE, Dave was the chief Theater Reporter for NBC New York and co-host of Entertainment Weekly's acclaimed TV Recaps series. People Editorial Guidelines Published on January 31, 2018 10:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Naya Rivera is back in the classroom in a whole new role, and PEOPLE has the exclusive first look. The 31-year-old Glee actress is transitioning from student to teacher in Step Up: High Water, the new 10-episode YouTube Red series based on the Step Up film franchise. Executive produced by original Step Up stars (and real-life couple!) Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum as well as Step Up director Adam Shankman, Step Up: High Water turns the spotlight on a contemporary performing arts school in Atlanta and the lives of several ambitious young dancers. Rivera plays school administrator Collette Jones in the show, starring alongside Grammy winner Ne-Yo (The Wiz Live, World of Dance) as owner of the school Sage Odom. In the clip, Rivera and Ne-Yo get down and dirty on the dance floor, choreographing a sultry number together. “I think you’re holding back,” she tells him after working out a few moves, a suggestion that inspires Ne-Yo’s character to turn up the heat. Elsewhere in the series — which is Rivera’s first since Glee — fans can expect to hear songs from Atlanta–based artist 2 Chainz , as well as new tunes from four-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Jason “PooBear” Boyd and “Jingle” Jared Gutstadt. Faizon Love, of Couples Retreat fame, also stars in the show alongside newcomers Jade Chynoweth, Lauryn McClain, Petrice Jones, Marcus Mitchell, Carlito Olivero, Terrence Green, Eric Graise and R. Marcos Taylor. Step Up: High Water premieres on YouTube Redon Wednesday. You can watch episode 1 here.