SYTYCD Season 11 Top 20 Finalists Announced

Posted on: 6/26/2014 8:52AM

SYTYCD Season 11On Wednesday, June 25, after thousands of auditions by the best dancers around the nation, and the grueling, week-long callbacks round, the Top 20 finalists were revealed on Season 11 of So You Think You Can Dance.

 

This season’s Top 10 female finalists are: Tanisha Belnap, Carly Blaney, Jourdan Epstein, Brooklyn Fullmer, Emily James, Jacque LeWarne, Malene Ostergaard, Jessica Richens, Valerie Rockey and Bridget Whitman.

 

The Top 10 male finalists are: Rudy Abreu, Casey Askew, Teddy Coffey, Emilio Dosal, Zack Everhart, Jr., Nick Garcia, Stanley Glover, Marcquet Hill, Serge Onik and Ricky Ubeda.

 

The announcement was made by resident judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy and special guest judges Adam Shankman, Stephen “tWitch” Boss, Tara Lipinski and Irina Dvorovenko. Also announced were the four winning dance crews that will be performing live on the SYTYCD stage on an upcoming show: Academy of Villains, Wanted Ashiqz, Control Freakz and Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies.

 

Next week, the real competition begins live on Wednesday, July 2, when each of the Top 20 finalists will dance with another of the finalists specializing in the same style. The pairs will work with world-renowned choreographers to create a dance routine showcasing their genre.

 

Like in previous seasons, viewers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite dancers after their performances. Viewers can vote via the official website fox.com/dance, the FOXNow App and the official Facebook page, facebook.com/SoYouThinkYouCanDance.

 

Learn more about the So You Think You Can Dance female finalists below:

 

Tanisha Belnap

Age: 20

Hometown: Payson, UT

Dance Specialty: Ballroom

 

Carly Blaney

Age: 20

Hometown: Wyckoff, NJ

Dance Specialty: Contemporary

 

Jourdan Epstein

Age: 24

Hometown: Plymouth, MN

Dance Specialty: Ballet

 

Brooklyn Fullmer                    

Age: 18

Hometown: Provo, UT

Dance Specialty: Latin Ballroom

 

Emily James

Age: 21

Hometown: North Kingstown, RI

Dance Specialty: Contemporary

 

Jacque LeWarne

Age: 18

Hometown: Clive, IA

Dance Specialty: Ballet

 

Malene Ostergaard

Age: 25

Hometown: Aarhus, Denmark

Dance Specialty: Ballroom

 

Jessica Richens

Age: 18

Hometown: Yorba Linda, CA

Dance Specialty: Jazz

 

Valerie Rockey

Age: 20

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

Dance Specialty: Tap

 

Bridget Whitman

Age: 20

Hometown:  Tempe, AZ

Dance Specialty: Contemporary

 

Learn more about the So You Think You Can Dance male finalists below:

 

Rudy Abreu

Age: 19

Hometown: Miami, FL

Dance Specialty: Contemporary

 

Casey Askew

Age: 19

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Dance Specialty: Contemporary

 

Teddy Coffey

Age: 19

Hometown: Rochester, NY

Dance Specialty: Hip Hop

 

Emilio Dosal

Age: 23

Hometown: Houston, TX

Dance Specialty: Popping

 

Zack Everhart, Jr.

Age: 20

Hometown: Kennesaw, GA

Dance Specialty: Tap

 

Nick Garcia

Age: 18

Hometown: Miami, FL

Dance Specialty: Latin Ballroom

 

Stanley Glover

Age: 19

Hometown:  Chicago, IL

Dance Specialty: Contemporary

 

Marcquet Hill

Age: 18

Hometown: South Jordan, UT

Dance Specialty: Latin Ballroom

 

Serge Onik

Age: 26

Hometown: Upper Saddle River, NJ

Dance Specialty: Latin Ballroom

 

Ricky Ubeda

Age: 18

Hometown: Miami, FL

Dance Specialty: Contemporary

 

Photo: Dancers compete to be named a Top 20 finalist on SYTYCD Season 11. Photo courtesy of FOX.



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