SYTYCD 7 Profilie Spotlight on Jose Ruiz

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Full name: Jose Herminio Ruiz III
Nickname: “Full Deck”
Age: 23
Hometown: Miami, FL
Current Residence: Pembroke Pines, FL
Dance Style: B-boying (smooth, flowing, explosive)
Born in: North Miami, FL
Birthday: September 15

Describes himself as: Humble, confident, strong minded, explosive

Jose Ruiz is a self-taught B-Boy who has never had professional dance training. He describes his dance style as “smooth, flowing and explosive.” Ruiz has competed in international dance competitions and performed on cruise ships. He also enjoys yoga and plays several musical instruments.

More Q&A

How old were you when you started dancing?

Answer: 14

Do you have any formal training?

Answer: No

Who is your favorite professional dancer?

Answer: Myself

What has been your most memorable dance experience?

Answer: Competing in Paris and Montreal

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

Answer: I hope to pick Contemporary | Afraid of Ballroom

First performance dancing on his own style with all-stars Twitch, Comfort Fedoke and Domenic “D-Trix” Sandoval to a hip-hop routine choreographed by Tabitha and Napoleon. Music: “Din Daa Daa (District 78 Remix) by George Kranz.

Photoshoot Interview, June 2nd

Audition Video | June 3. 2010

So You Think You Can Dance Season 7 Top 11 dancers revealed!

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…


Cristina Santana (salsa)
Lauren Froderman (contemporary)
Ashley Galvan (lyrical)
Melinda Sullivan (tap)
Alexie Agdeppa (jazz)


Jose Ruiz (breaking)
Alex Wong (ballet)
Adé Chiké Torbert (contemproary)
Kent Boyd (contemporary)
Robert Roldan (contemporary)
Billy Bell (contemporary)

Host & Judges for Season 7
o Cat Deeley
o Nigel Lythgoe
o Mia Michaels
o Adam Shankman