Born in Mexicali, Mexico, Cristina Santana started dancing at age 7 when a friend invited her to ballet class. Santana took up Salsa dancing six years ago after moving to the U.S. Santana enjoys singing, eating and listening to music, and counts Mikhail Baryshnikov as one of her favorite dancers.
How old were you when you started dancing?
Answer: 7 years old
Do you have any formal training?
Who is your favorite professional dancer?
Answer: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Yulia Zagoruychenko
What has been your most memorable dance experience?
Answer: Season 6, Season 7 -> Vegas Week!
What style do you hope to pick out of the hat? Which style of dance are you afraid to get?
Answer: I would like to pick Hip Hop. I’m afraid to get Contemporary.
First Performance with All-star Latin ballroom with Anya Garnis and Pasha Kovalev, choreographed by Jason Gilkison, June 10. 2010 | Music: “Work (Freemason’s Radio Edit)
June 9th- The two-hour show tonight revealed not 10 but 11 dancers total competing for the title “America’s Favorite Dancer.”
They will be partnered with an ‘all-star’ cast picked from the standouts of all season past. Starring:
o Stephen “tWitch” Boss
o Comfort Fedoke
o Courtney Galiano
o Anya Garnis
o Lauren Gottlieb
o Neil Haskell
o Allison Holker
o Mark Kanemura
o Pasha Kovalev
o Kathryn McCormick
o Ade Obayomi
o Dominic “D-Trix” Sandoval
We’ll be back with our season contestant’s profile soon so check back again. For now here’s a quick list of those who made it…