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Season 7 superstar Alex Wong had his dance career temporarily sidelined by his Achilles injury, but that hasn’t stopped him from pursuing his other dreams. Did you know Alex can sing? American Idol’s Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, and Steven Tyler put him through to Hollywood after he auditioned for them at San Diego Auditions for the show’s 11th season!
Every time I catch a musical in Los Angeles, Season 3 finalist/Season 7 and 8 All-Star Neil Haskell leaps on to the stage. You might remember that I unexpectedly caught him as Snowboy in West Side Story earlier this year. On Saturday night, I attended a new musical comedy called Bring It On: The Musical, and I was delighted to see that Neil had a large role as Steven, the main character’s boyfriend. Not only does he dance in this part, but he also shows off his acting and singing chops! I was also excited to see Season 6’s Ariana DeBose in a major role as Nautica. When I attended Vegas week during Season 6, I witnessed Ariana’s mesmerizing solo and was bummed when she was eliminated during the first week of the show. Seeing Ariana dance, sing, and act in Bring It On: The Musical made me realize she’s really found her niche in musical theater. To top it off, the show’s Director and Choreographer is Andy Blankenbuehler, who choreographed two Broadway routines on So You Think You Can Dance’s 4th season and 6th season.
On Saturday, September 10th, The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awarded the 2010-2011 Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards for programs and individual achievements at the 63rd Emmy Awards presentation at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. So You Think You Can Dance brought home three awards: Mia Michaels won an Outstanding Choreography award, Napoleon and Tabitha D’umo won an Outstanding Choreography award, and So You Think You Can Dance won an Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction. Get the details:
Kent Boyd and Kathryn McCormick made it to the finale of their respective seasons and they were excited to get the opportunity to dance on the So You Think You Can Dance 2010 Tour. They opened up about traveling around the country, their future, and the fans.
What’s the best part about being on tour and what are you going to miss most once it’s over?
Kent: The best part about tour is finally meeting the fans one by one and just talking to them and letting them know we’re down-to-earth people. We’re just like them and we thank them for all the support they’ve given dance, the show, and to us. I feel like the thing I’m gonna miss most is just all these people. I know I’m going to see them after the show, but living with them day in and day out and sharing everything and dancing with them—you just form a bond. It’s never going to be the same because I’m never going to have to dance with all these people and share the same experience dancing again.
Kathryn: Seeing how huge of an impact this show has on people has been awesome. When you’re on the show, you don’t realize how many people are watching it. But when you do 40 shows for thousands of people and you get to meet all those people, you realize how big of an impact and how many people are so connected with you and feel like they know you. And you’ve made them realize things about yourself through the stories you’re telling on stage, so it’s incredible. That’s what inspires me to keep doing the same show every night, because you know that there are people out there that need to see that, and it’s such an incredible feeling.
When the Season 7 So You Think You Can Dance Tour stopped in Los Angeles, CA, we caught up with LA resident Robert Roldan. The second runner-up candidly spoke about his fans, Allison Holker, GLEE, and more!
With only two stops left in the 40-city tour, Robert was savoring every moment. “I’m going to miss everyone on tour,” he said. “I know that a lot of them will be moving to LA, but I won’t see them as much as I do now. Also, I feel like I’m going to miss being on stage with them and dancing with them all the time. Seeing the people that support the show and getting to meet the fans—I’m going to miss that a lot—because they’re the reason why I got where I am now.”
You both sustained injuries on the show. How do you remain injury free after performing night after night on tour?
Billy: Healthy diet, lots of physical therapy, icing, heating, massaging.
Ashley: Oh my! I don’t eat healthy at all. It’s grueling hours. You get done with the show and you do Meet & Greets and you don’t get on the bus until midnight and you’re starving. They have after-show food—
Billy: But it’s always like pizza, so it’s hard to eat healthy for sure.
Ashley: Sometimes I get the salads,
Billy: But they’re just not good! You just want pizza!
When Season 7 winner Lauren Froderman and Season 7 finalist AdéChiké Torbert caught up with us on the second-to-last stop of the So You Think You Can Dance tour, the two opened up about their favorite performances, their fans, and their future.
What’s the best part about being on tour, and what are you going to miss about touring?
Lauren: My favorite part has been going and spending every day with these people. It’s been such a blast and I love feeding off of their energy. I feel inspired to dance when I watch all of them because we all bring something totally different, so it’s just been a blessing to be around them every day. I’m gonna miss them the most—them and free food. Four o’clock cookies—we get those every day!
Dressed as twins while doing press before the penultimate stop on the So You Think You Can Dance Tour, Season 6 champ Russell Ferguson and Season 7 finalist Jose Ruiz caught up with us. The spiritual street dancers talked about traveling and gave advice to auditioners and fans.
When all-stars Courtney Galiano (Season 4) and Allison Holker (Season 2) performed at L.A.’s Staples Center on their penultimate tour stop, they opened up to Fox.com/Dance. Allison revealed something she’s never told anyone before and Courtney talked about Glee.
When asked what it’s like to get an opportunity to tour the nation once again with So You Think You Can Dance, Courtney and Allison said that it has been amazing. Dancers don’t often get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a part of a huge production like this, the girls explained.
Season 4 runner-up and Season 7 all-star Stephen “tWitch” Boss guest stars on FOX’s Bones this week. tWitch plays a street dancer named Russell who becomes a murder suspect that Brennan and Booth must investigate. In the video clip below, tWitch says that he plays the “arrogant” version of himself as a battle dancer, but that So You Think You Can Dance fans will see a different side of him. The episode is named “The Man With No Bones” after the fluidity with which tWitch dances.
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