So You Think You Can Dance Season 7 – Asian American Edition

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Tune into So You Think You Can Dance Season 7 tonight. This season will have 11 finalists instead of 10. The Top 11 finalists are Alex Wong, Alexie Agdeppa, Billy Bell, Kent Boyd, Lauren Froderman, Ashley Galvan, Robert Roldan, Jose Ruiz, Cristina Santana, Melinda Sullivan, and Adechike Torbert. The competition begins Wednesday, June 16 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) when the Top 11 dance for the judges and America on the season’s first two-hour performance show. The finalists will work with their randomly selected All-Star partner (D-Trix from Quest Crew is one of them) and a world-renowned choreographer on a dance routine in the specialty genre of their partner. After each Wednesday performance show, the phone lines will open and the fate of the finalists – one of whom will be named America’s Favorite Dancer – will be left up to the voting fans. The finalists in the bottom three will perform solo routines with the hope of convincing the judges to keep them in the competition. The judges then decide which dancers remain and which one is eliminated. Here’s more about some of the Asian American dancers on the show:

Alex Wong

Alex Wong is a former principal soloist with the Miami City Ballet. He was awarded his position with the ballet at age 17 after winning the prestigious “Prix de Lausanne” competition. Wong also sings and plays the piano. Originally from Alberta, Canada, he now resides in Miami, FL. He’s been dancing since 7 1/2. You may remember him from Season 5 of So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD), but could not continue due to his work obligations. He quit his position as principal soloist for the Miami City Ballet to be on So You Think You Can Dance Season 7. The dance style he’s hoping to pick out of the hat is ballet. The style he’s most afraid of is hip hop and ballroom.

Alex Wong 11 second interview

Alexie Agdeppa

Alexie Agdeppa is a UCLA graduate and former Los Angeles Laker Girl (2003 to 2005). She has performed in music videos for Prince, The Pussycat Dolls and Nelly Furtado. Agdeppa loves to cook, act and travel, and has been to the Philippines, Mexico, Europe, Brazil, Japan and Cuba. This Los Angeles native works as a dance teacher and performer. You may recognize her from the children’s television show “The Huggabug Show.”

Alexie Agdeppa 11 second interview

So You Think You Can Dance All-star Dominic “D-Trix” Sandoval talks about being on the show. Besides seeing him as a member of Quest Crew, you may have seen him in SYTYCD Season 3

Signature Move D-Freeze with D-Trix

So You Think You Can Dance All-star Mark Kanemura talks about being on the show. You may remember him in SYTYCD Season 4

Signature Move with Mark Kanemura

2 thoughts on “So You Think You Can Dance Season 7 – Asian American Edition

  1. K

    Is Mark Kanemura not Asian-American all of a sudden? I realize that Hawaii is isolated, but last time I checked it was still part of the United States, and he’s definitely of asian descent.

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