SYTYCD 6 Profile Spotlight on Noelle Marsh

Full Name: Noelle Kathryn Marsh

Nickname: Noley Bean Poley and Noley

Specialty: Contemporary

Hometown: Sanford, NC

Currently Resides: Sanford, NC

Age: 18

Audition City: Atlanta, GA

Favorite professional dancer: Peter Chu

Other talents/hobbies: “Creating films. Cliff diving. Painting. Spending time with family. Freestyling and playing my version of “guitar.””

Looks up to So You Think You Can Dance alumni: “Travis Wall, because I think he has the whole package. Not only is he a great persona and a brilliant dancer, he is also an amazing choreographer”

Noelle Marsh is a small-town girl who grew up on a farm. She recently graduated from high school in Sanford, NC, where she now teaches contemporary dance.

How did it feel on the recent day with the press and photo shoot? “It’s kind of weird. I feel so special. I’ve never had this before. It’s all totally new and completely rewarding, and kind of a reality check.”


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She’s been taking dance classes since she was three-years-old, but is intimidated by a couple different genres: “I’m definitely nervous about Bollywood. I’m not familiar with it at all. And ballroom. I’ve had no ballroom training whatsoever, so I’m curious to see how that works out!” by Korbi Ghosh, Zap2it

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From Fox Dance Profile:

Hi! I’m Noelle Marsh and I am 18 years old from Sanford, NC. I have been dancing for fifteen years and it has been the biggest part of my life. I come from a big family with three sisters and one brother. My brother is my inspiration for dance because he has taught me to never take anything for granted! Making Top 20 is by far the most rewarding accomplishment I have made. I hope to always continue dancing and sharing with the world my love for dance!

SYTYCD 6 Profile Spotlight on Mollee Gray

Full Name: Mollee Gray

Nickname: Molls and Mollster

Specialty: Jazz

Hometown: Orem, UT

Currently Resides: Upland, CA

Age: 18

Audition City: Los Angeles, CA

Professional Work: High School Musical 1 – 3, The American Mall

Favorite professional dancer: Joey Dowling

Other talents/hobbies: Singing, acting, gymnastics.

Looks up to So You Think You Can Dance Alumni: “Allison Holker – I trained at T.D.C. with her and always idolized her.”

Mollee Gray has been dancing for 15 years and has appeared in all three “High School Musical” films. She has a hearing impairment in one ear, but doesn’t let that stand in the way of her love for dancing. Gray’s interests include singing, acting and gymnastics

How did it feel on the recent day with the press and photo shoot? “This is definitely going to be a lifetime, memorable experience.”

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Though she’s an actress and a singer and goes on an average of five auditions every week, she says Vegas was brutal: “I’ve never been so stressed [while] auditioning in my life! The pressure is [intense].” by Korbi Ghosh, Zap2it

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From Fox Dance Profile:

Hey my name is Mollee Gray and I am 18. 🙂 I am from Orem, Utah but just moved here to California!! I have been in all 3 High School Musicals and The American Mall. I am a singer and actress as well. I love to do anything that I can express myself with. I’m just a fun girl that enjoys life. 🙂

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SYTYCD 6 Profile Spotlight on Ashleigh Di Lello

Full Name: Ashleigh Ingersoll Di Lello

Nickname: “When I was young, my dance company called me “Energizer Bunny” – now they call me “Firecracker”!”

Specialty: International Latin Ballroom

Ashleigh finished in 5th place in So You Think You can Dance Season 6.

Hometown: Orem, UT

Currently Resides: Orem, UT

Age: 26

Audition City: Salt Lake City, UT

School: “I graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU). I studied political science and history.”

Professional Work: “Recently I did a show for MAC cosmetics in LA. Louis van Amstel’s “Ballroom with a Twist” Sept ’09 Jerry Lewis Telethon and in Texas, Louis van Amstel’s “Invitation to Dance” on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and Louis van Amstel’s “Latin Revolution” in Salt Lake City.”

Favorite professional dancer: Yulia Zagoryuchenko

Other talents/hobbies: “I love to sing; I play the piano. I love sports – especially football. I love politics and love to cook. I love outdoor sports; skiing, cycling, boating, 4-wheeling, etc.”

Looks up to So You Think You Can Dance Alumni: “I look up to both Chelsie Hightower and Lacey Schwimmer for how well they did as ballroom dancers adapting to the other styles. I hope to follow in their footsteps, but go all the way to the end! :-)”

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Ashleigh Di Lello graduated from Brigham Young University in Utah with a degree in political science and served as a congressional intern in Washington, D.C. She and her husband, Ryan Di Lello, used to compete against each other in local ballroom dance competitions and became dance partners a week before they were married.

How did it feel on the recent day with the press and photo shoot? “Today is a dream come true and an amazing opportunity. I’m very, very grateful, and especially grateful to be here with Ryan. (FOX)

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The female half of the first married couple to ever make the show’s Top 20, she’s overcome a lot to get this far: “I became really sick when I was 13 and went through a four-and-a-half year illness. I almost lost my life, fought through it. But when I recovered from that, I injured my back because my body was so weakened. I had to rehab for over a year. For six years, I was told I wouldn’t dance again. But at age 20, I came back to it. It’s a miracle for me to be dancing at all. I’m so grateful.” by Korbi Ghosh, Zapit

UPDATE: In the Top 10 performance night personal video clip for Ashleigh, she revealed that her sickness was diagnosed as a “rare parasitic infection” that caused her pain all over her body particularly the joints. (December 1, 2009)

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From Fox Dance Profile:

Ashleigh Di Lello began dancing at the early age of 3. After 5 years of company work in ballet, jazz, and hip hop, Ashleigh fell in love with ballroom dancing when she was 12 and became a DanceSport Junior Latin Champion and a United States Junior American Latin Finalist. At the age of 13, Ashleigh became very sick with a life-threatening illness that she would battle through for the next 4.5 years. After overcoming this illness, she suffered a serious back injury when trying to return to dance and spent the following year and a half in rehab.

After an imposed six-year break, Ashleigh returned to ballroom dancing and has since become a 3-time DanceSport Amateur Latin Champion and a United States Amateur Latin Finalist. Ashleigh has performed and taught in 19 different countries and is now so excited to be in SYTYCD Season 6’s Top 20 with her husband, Ryan! Ashleigh now hopes to show America her passion, love, and appreciation for dance and go all the way to the season finale!

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SYTYCD 6 Profile Spotlight on Victor Smalley

Full Name: Victor Smalley

Specialty: Contemporary

Hometown: Miami, FL

Currently Resides: Miami, FL

Age: 21

Other talents/hobbies: Sing, act, scrapbook, play the clarinet.

Looks up to So You Think You Can Dance Alumni: “Danny Tidwell because of his turns and I love turns.”

Victor Smalley has been dancing for five years. Although his first passion was art, he was inspired by his mother to start dancing. He loves to eat and considers himself a fast-food junkie.

How did it feel on the recent day with the press and photo shoot? “Fierce.”

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Victor is a contemporary dancer, but with an edge: “Basically, I’m very, like, tribal and powerful and I like a lot of jumps and turns and, you know, big movements.”

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From Fox Dance Profile:

I was born in Miami and lived there my whole life. I was always into the arts and my first talent was art, but I wanted to get into the performing arts! I started dance late; I’ve been dancing for 5 years.

SYTYCD 6 Profile Spotlight on Bianca Revels

Full Name: Bianca Louise Revels

Specialty: Tap

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Currently Resides: Los Angeles, CA

Age: 20

Audition City: Los Angeles, CA

School: “Santa Monica College – I will graduate in one semester with my Associates and transfer to UCLA for my junior/senior year.”

Professional work: Showtime at the Apollo – New York City, Ms. Michigan Talented Teen – Michigan & NYC, Target, Ford Motors, & K-Mart commercials – Michigan

Talents/hobbies: “I paint, sing, draw, play the piano, swim”

Looks up to So You Think You Can Dance alumni: “… Brandon Bryant from Season 5 because he always remained humble and confident.”

Bianca Revels appeared on “Showtime at the Apollo” and considers it to be one of her most memorable moments. In addition to dancing, she competes in beauty pageants, paints, swims, sings and plays the piano.

How did it feel on the recent day with the press and photo shoot: “I’m feeling really glamorous.”

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Having tried out for the show twice before and falling just short both times, Bianca says the challenges of the “So You Think You Can Dance” audition process were a catalyst for her growth as a dancer: “[Vegas] really helped my development in the other genres. And mentally, I just realized I needed to [approach dance] with the thought of having fun and being myself.” by Korbi Ghosh, Zap2it

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From Fox Dance Profile:

Hello, my name is Bianca Revels and I am 20 years old. Throughout my 12 years of performing, I can say I am very proud and blessed with some amazing accomplishments which include Showtime at the Apollo, Harlem Nutcracker, Miss Michigan Teens, and the infamous So You Think You Can Dance. I continue to strive for growth and development and always follow my motto by Eleanor Roosevelt: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of your dreams.”

SYTYCD 6 Profile Spotlight on Karen Hauer

Full Name: Karen Vanessa Hauer

Specialty: Latin Ballroom

Hometown: Valencia, Venezuela

Currently Resides: Queens, NY

Age: 27

Audition City: Boston, MA

Professional Work: “I competed professionally in American Rhythm for 5 years and I’m ranked #6 in the USA.”

Favorite professional dancer: Serena Lecca

Other talents/hobbies: Personal Trainer

Karen Hauer was born in Venezuela and came to the U.S. with her parents when she was 8 years old. She has been dancing for 19 years, and currently works as a professional dancer and personal trainer.

How did it feel on the recent day with the press and photo shoot? “I’m feeling fantabulously, amazingly, extraordinarily good!” (FOX)

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A ballroom dancer, she’s a bit frightened by contemporary, but relieved to know she’s been assigned her own style for the first week of competition: “I’ll definitely be on my game. Especially since it’s [ballroom]. There’s no wrongdoing. And if there is, you just fake it till the end!”

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From Fox Dance Profile:

I was born in Venezuela and came to the USA at 8 years old with my mom, dad, brother, and sister. My father abandoned us a year after arriving to the U.S. My mother raised us alone in a new country. I started dancing shortly after I was picked from a school-wide audition. I took all my feelings, emotions, and bad/good experiences and used them as fuel for my dancing.

SYTYCD 6 Profile Spotlight on Ellenore Scott

Full Name: Ellenore Paige Scott

Specialty: Contemporary/Jazz

Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA

Currently Resides: Brooklyn, NY

Age: 19

Professional work: Company Dancer with Von Howard Project and with Nathan Trice Rituals.

Talents/hobbies: “I like to cook, speak Japanese, and paint.”

Looks up to So You Think You Can Dance alumni: “I really liked Jeanine’s and Phillip’s styles!”

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Ellenore has dance in her blood: “I labeled myself as a contemporary dancer for the show, however [executive producer] Nigel [Lythgoe] coined the term Lockerina because my father is a pop-and-locker and my mother is a ballerina, so I fused the two together and made a ballet/pop-locking solo! So I’m going to try and bring some of that with me, but I’m mostly contemporary.” by Korbi Ghosh, Zap2it

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From Fox Dance Profile:

Ellenore Scott, native Californian, loves to randomly speak Japanese and eat sushi. Residing now in Brooklyn, NY, Ellenore freelances in different companies while wandering the streets for inspirational art. Ellenore hopes to win Season 6 and continues to thank her family and friends for their support.

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SYTYCD 6 Profile Spotlight on Jakob Karr

Full Name: Jakob Karr

Nickname: Jake

Specialty: Contemporary

Hometown: Windermere, FL

Currently Resides: New York, NY

Age: 19

Audition City: New Orleans, LA

School: “I am currently a sophomore at Fordham University in NYC.”

Favorite professional dancer: Joey Dowling

Other talents/hobbies: SCUBA diving and anything/everything pertaining to water activities

Looks up to So You Think You Can Dance alumni: “Jeanine Mason and I have been best friends for years. She is so talented and remains extremely level-headed. She is a wonderful person.”

Jakob Karr is a sophomore at Fordham University in New York. In 2008, he was named New York City Dance Alliance’s National Senior Outstanding Dancer. In addition to dancing, he also enjoys scuba diving.

How did it feel on the recent day with the press and photo shoot? “I am so excited. This is the first time I’ve ever done a real photo shoot. The glitz and glamour is so exciting and I can’t wait to get in front of the camera.” (FOX)


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Jakob is very close with Season 5 winner, Jeanine Mason, as both she and he are from Florida and danced in several competitions together: “I would go down to [ Miami] and stay with her and she would come [to Orlando] and stay with me, and we did an intensive two-week [program] in New York in 2007 and that’s when we really bonded and became best friends.” by Korbi Ghosh, Zap2it

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From Fox Dance Profile:

My name is Jakob Karr. I’m a 19 year old contemporary dancer from Orlando, FL. Dance is my life and I think it is the most beautiful art form on the planet. I want to send love to my family and friends and my Amys in New York!

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