SYTYCD 5 Profile Spotlight on Melissa Sandvig

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Melissa Lynn Sandvig

Nickname: missywat

Birthday: April 30, 1980

Status: Married, “for over 4 years.”

Specialty: Ballet

Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.

Currently Resides: Los Alamitos, Calif.

Age: 29

School: “I graduated high school in 1998.”

Other talents/hobbies: “Ariel ballet, traveling, baking”

Favorite professional dancer: “Sylvie Guillem”

Choreographers would like to work with: “I would love to work with Mia Michaels because I know I would be pushed beyond my ability and comfort zone.”

Dancer Profile:

MORE MELISSA SANDVIG

Judges refer to her as the naughty ballerina: “I’m the oldest and the only ballerina [to make the Top 20], so it’s a couple firsts. I’m excited about that… [I’ve been dancing for] 24 years, which is older than a lot of these people are!” by Korbi Ghosh, Zap2it.com

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Sandvig has been dancing for most of her life. She has danced with the Milwaukee Ballet Company, LA Opera, Long Beach Ballet and Helios Dance Theater. A highlight for Sandvig was performing “Le Coeur Illumine” at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. (FOX)

Melissa’s Top 6 solo performance: “I Put A Spell On You”—Nina Simone

Melissa’s Top 8 Solo: “Heads Will Roll”—Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Melissa’s Top 10 Solo which she performed twice being in the bottom 3 that week: “Gabriel” – Lamb

Melissa’s signature move

Interview with Kupono Aweau

Before SYTYCD:

Introducing the Top 20 Dancers of So You Think You Can Dance Season 5

We’ll just gonna bring it to you quick and easy:

Top 10 Girls

1. Janette Manrara
2. Kayla Radomski
3. Karla Garcia
4. Paris Torres
5. Jeanine Mason
6. Caitlyn Kinney
7. Melissa Sandvig
8. Ashley Valero
9. Randi Strong-Evans
10. Asuka Kondoh

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Top 10 Boys

1. Vitolio Jeune
2. Pono Aweau (Kuponohi’ipoi Aweau)
3. Ade Obayomi
4. Jonathan Platero
5. Brandon Bryant
6. Tony Bellissimo

7. Maksim Kapitannikov
8. Jason Glover
9. Philip Chbeeb
10. Evan Kasprzak

Dancers FOX “introduced” who got cut:

1. Henry Rivero
2. Brandon Dumlao
3. Alex Wong – he is under contract with Miami Ballet Company and the Director won’t let him get off the contract
4. Ricky Sun
5. Ryan Kasprzak
6. Diana Varden
7. Deanna Brickley

That’s it! Your thoughts?

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