SYTYCD 5 Profile Spotlight on Karla Garcia

Karla Garcia

Specialty: Jazz/Contemporary

Hometown: Oxon Hill, Md.

Currently Resides: Brooklyn, NY

Age: 23

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Karla auditioned in Denver, Colorado and this is how little they showed Karla during that time- among the montage of dancers where Contemporary choreographer Sonya Tayeh couldn’t contain her excitement and delight towards auditioning dancers including Karla. She is shown around 0:40-0:29. That’s right! That’s about 12 seconds of exposure while some of the contestants received up to 5 minute video clips with background story just in the audition alone!
Sonya says:

“Oh my gad…. I’m shivering. That was so beautiful….”


Identifies with Melody (Lacayanga) from season 1: “I think it’s just because she’s Filipino-American also! Artistically, I think we’re a little bit different, but it was so nice to see another Filipino-American dancer… Hopefully the show will air in the Philippines because I have a lot of cousins there.” by Korbi Ghosh, Zap2it.com

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Garcia is a graduate of New York University. Her early dance experience included learning traditional Filipino folk dancing. Garcia performed on Broadway in “Hot Feet,” danced in the ensemble of the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” and went on to tour with “Wicked.” She is a member of “Boogie Bots Crew.” (FOX)

Karla and Vitolio’s Exit Interview

Karla’s signature move: the “whack and kiss” move

7/2 Last Solo performance and her journey on SYTYCD 5.

Interview with Max Kapitannikov

Before SYTYCD: Song: “Blackbird” by Dionne Faris
@ Breaking Grounds Studio where she teaches in Pleasantyille, NY.

Interview on her Broadway debut “Hot Feet”

SYTYCD 5 Profile Spotlight on Vitolio Jeune

Vitolio Jeune

Specialty: Contemporary

Hometown: Pétion-ville, Haiti

Currently Resides: Miami, Fla.

Age: 26

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Has a personal story that will make you cry: “My mom died giving birth to my sister. I was an in an orphanage from the age of 9 to 15 and then I went to live with my grandmother, but she died one year later. Since then I’ve been on my own, trying to work, trying to hustle, make some money, make my way through school. I had a full scholarship in college, so I was able to get a bachelor of arts in fine arts.” by Korbi Ghosh, Zap2it.com

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SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: Top 20: Vitolio Jeune. Hometown: Petionville, Haiti. Currently Resides: Miami, FL. ©2009 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Mike Ruiz/FOX

Jeune began dancing at age 18, and is a graduate of Florida’s New World School of the Arts. He loves motorcycles, and his favorite dancer is Desmond Richardson. (FOX)

Karla and Vitolio’s Exit Interview

Vitolio’s signature move

Vitolio was eliminated on July 2 Results show. This was his last solo and his journey on SYTYCD 5
Music: “Here Comes Goodbye”—Rascal Flatts

Interview with Ashley Valerio