Top Twenty Finalists Revealed on 'So You Think You Can Dance'

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June 25th, 2014

So You Think You Can Dance June 25

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So You Think You Can Dance” TOP 20 FINALISTS REVEALED

 

FINALISTS COMPETE ON FIRST LIVE PERFORMANCE SHOW

WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, ON FOX

 

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

 

This season’s Top 20 finalists are: Girls: Tanisha Belnap, Carly Blaney, Jourdan Epstein, Brooklyn Fullmer, Emily James, Jacque LeWarne, Malene Ostergaard, Jessica Richens, Valerie Rockey and Bridget Whitman; Boys: 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 tonight by resident judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy and special guest judges Adam Shankman, Stephen “tWitch” Boss, Tara Lipinski and Irina Dvorovenko. Also announced tonight were the four winning dance crews that will be performing live on the So You Think You Can Dance 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 Wednesday, July 2 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), 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. After the performances, viewers will have the opportunity to SuperVote for their favorite dancers via the official website, fox.com/dance, the FOXNow App and the official Facebook page, facebook.com/SoYouThinkYouCanDance.

 

Below are the So You Think You Can Dance Top 10 female finalists:


 

Tanisha Belnap                        Age: 20

Hometown: Payson, UT

Dance Specialty: Ballroom

Facebook: facebook.com/Dance11Tanisha

Twitter: @tanishabelnap

Instagram: @tanishkaa

 


 

Carly Blaney                            Age: 20

Hometown: Wyckoff, NJ

Dance Specialty: Contemporary

Facebook: facebook.com/Dance11Carly

Twitter: @Dance11Carly

Instagram: @dance11carly

 


 

Jourdan Epstein                      Age: 24

Hometown: Plymouth, MN

Dance Specialty: Ballet

Facebook: facebook.com/Dance11Jourdan

Twitter: @jourdance11

Instagram: @jourdance11

 


 

Brooklyn Fullmer                     Age: 18

Hometown: Provo, UT

Dance Specialty: Latin Ballroom

Facebook: facebook.com/Dance11Brooklyn

Twitter: @Bfullms

Instagram: @dance11brooklyn

 


 

Emily James                            Age: 21

Hometown: North Kingstown, RI

Dance Specialty: Contemporary

Facebook: facebook.com/Dance11Emily

Twitter: @DanceEmily11

Instagram: @danceemily11

 


 

Jacque LeWarne                     Age: 18

Hometown: Clive, IA

Dance Specialty: Ballet

Facebook: facebook.com/Dance11Jacque

Twitter: @JacqueLeWarne

Instagram: @jacquelewarne

 


 

Malene Ostergaard                  Age: 25

Hometown: Aarhus, Denmark

Dance Specialty: Ballroom

Facebook: facebook.com/Dance11Malene

Twitter: @OfficialMaleneO

Instagram: @officialmalene

 


 

Jessica Richens                      Age: 18

Hometown: Yorba Linda, CA

Dance Specialty: Jazz

Facebook: facebook.com/Dance11Jessica

Twitter: @jessicarichens

Instagram: @jessicarichens

 


 

Valerie Rockey                        Age: 20

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

Dance Specialty: Tap

Facebook: facebook.com/Dance11Valerie

Twitter: @ValerieRockey

Instagram: @valerierockey

 


 

Bridget Whitman                     Age: 20

Hometown:  Tempe, AZ

Dance Specialty: Contemporary

Facebook: facebook.com/Dance11Bridget

Twitter: @BridgetWhitman

Instagram: @bridgetwhitman11

 


Below are the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Top 10 male finalists:

 

Rudy Abreu                             Age: 19

Hometown: Miami, FL

Dance Specialty: Contemporary

Facebook: facebook.com/Dance11Rudy

Twitter: @Dance11Rudy

Instagram: @dance11rudy

 


 

Casey Askew                          Age: 19

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Dance Specialty: Contemporary

Facebook: facebook.com/Dance11Casey

Twitter: @caseyaskeww

Instagram: @caseyaskeww

 


 

Teddy Coffey                           Age: 19

Hometown: Rochester, NY

Dance Specialty: Hip Hop

Facebook: facebook.com/Dance11Teddy

Twitter: @TeddyCoffey

Instagram: @teddycoffey

 


Emilio Dosal                            Age: 23

Hometown: Houston, TX

Dance Specialty: Popping

Facebook: facebook.com/Dance11Emilio

Twitter: @IaMEmiliodosal

Instagram: @iamemiliodosal

 


 

Zack Everhart, Jr.                   Age: 20

Hometown: Kennesaw, GA

Dance Specialty: Tap

Facebook: facebook.com/Dance11Zachary

Twitter: @zackeverhart47

Instagram: @zackeverhart47

 


 

Nick Garcia                              Age: 18

Hometown: Miami, FL

Dance Specialty: Latin Ballroom

Facebook: facebook.com/Dance11Nick

Twitter: @ImNickGarcia

Instagram: @imnickgarcia

 


 

Stanley Glover                        Age: 19

Hometown:  Chicago, IL

Dance Specialty: Contemporary

Facebook: facebook.com/Dance11Stanley

Twitter: @dance11stanley

Instagram: @dance11stanley

 


 

Marcquet Hill                           Age: 18

Hometown: South Jordan, UT

Dance Specialty: Latin Ballroom

Facebook: facebook.com/Dance11Marcquet

Twitter: @Marcquet13

Instagram: @marcquet13

 


 

Serge Onik                              Age: 26

Hometown: Upper Saddle River, NJ

Dance Specialty: Latin Ballroom

Facebook: facebook.com/Dance11Serge

Twitter: @sergeonik

Instagram: @sergeonik

 


 

Ricky Ubeda                            Age: 18

Hometown: Miami, FL

Dance Specialty: Contemporary

Facebook: facebook.com/Dance11Ricky

Twitter: @RickyUbeda11

Instagram: @rickyubeda11

 


 

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and is from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions. The series is executive-produced by Fuller; Lythgoe; Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions; Barry Adelman, Executive Vice President of dick clark productions; James Breen; and Jeff Thacker.

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