SYTYCD 7 Profile Spotlight on Melinda Sullivan

Full name: Melinda Loretta Sullivan
Nickname: None.
Age: 22
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
Current Residence: Thousand Oaks, CA
Dance Style: Tap
Born in: Long Island, NY
Birthday: September 30

Describes herself as: Creative, Rhytmical, Artistic, Inspired

A native of Long Island, NY, Melinda Sullivan is this season’s sole tap dancer. She has been dancing since she was 2 years old, and has appeared in “Cats,” “High School Musical,” “High School Musical 2” and “Wonderland.” Sullivan is passionate about music and dance education, and is a fan of tap-dance legend Gregory Hines.

More Q&A

How old were you when you started dancing?

Answer: 4

Do you have any formal training?

Answer: Yes

Who is your favorite professional dancer?

Answer: Gregory Hines

What has been your most memorable dance experience?

Answer: Tap dancing at a jam session with Gregory Hines at Debbie Allen’s Dance Academy

What style do you hope to pick out of the hat? Which style of dance are you afraid to get?

Answer: Broadway. Ballroom

First performance on the show, June 10. 2010. Music: “There’s Got To Be Something Better Than This” from Sweet Charity (Original Broadway Cast)

Melinda is dancing with fellow contestant, Alexie Agdeppa. Dancing with all-star cast Allison Holker (Season 2) and Lauren Gottlieb (Season 3) in a Tyce DiOrio Broadway routine.

Photoshoot interview, June 2nd


Audition Video
, June 3. 2010

via Fox Dance

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