Nigel Lythgoe tweeted today:
It seems I forgot to Tweet an all-Star name yesterday? Sorry! One of our best Latin Ballroom partners ever on #SYTYCD ANYA is returning.
It wouldn’t be a complete set of All-Stars to have Pasha Kovalev but not Anya Garnis! During the third season of So You Think You Can Dance, long-term ballroom partners Pasha and Anya were split up and paired with new partners. Anya was teamed up with eventual runner-up Danny Tidwell, and the pairing of a ballroom girl with a contemporary guy lead to some strong performances. Anya and Danny started off the competition with fire during a Tony Meredith Jive to “Girlfriend,” by Avril Lavigne, and it continued the next week with a Viennese Waltz to Lifehouse’s “You And Me.”
You can’t keep Anya away from So You Think You Can Dance! She and Pasha assisted Vegas hopefuls with choreography in past seasons. They also choreographed a Cha-Cha in Season 4 for Courtney Galiano and Gev Manoukian, a samba for Randi Evans and Evan Kazprzak during Season 5, and a jive routine for Mollee Gray and eventual winner Russell Ferguson on a Season 6 Top 10 show.
In addition to making several appearances on SYTYCD throughout the past couple years, Anya also toured in Jason Gilkison’s “Burn The Floor,” performed on a “Dancing with the Stars” results show, and competed for Russia in “Superstars of Dance.”
And the best fun-fact about Anya Garnis: she is what sparked Mary Murphy to use the term “Hot Tamale” to describe a performance!
Stay tuned…we still have one more girl and two more guys to announce!
Here are your Season 7 All-Stars: