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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SYTYCD 6 Profile Spotlight on Kevin KBez Hunte

Full Name: Kevin Christof Hunte

Nickname: K’bez

Specialty: Hip Hop

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Currently Resides: Brooklyn, NY

Age: 23

Professional work: International tour of China (Broadway play AIDA), featured extra in “Step Up 3D,” “BET Rip the Runway 2009”

Favorite professional dancer: Michael Jackson

Other talents/hobbies: play basketball, swimming, acting, modeling, and video games.

Looks up to So You Think You Can Dance Alumni: “Twitch because we are both Hip Hop dancers and to see a hip hop dancer adapt to so many different styles was amazing.”

Kevin Hunte has been dancing for nine years and cites Michael Jackson as his inspiration. He has performed with Lil Mama and Beyoncé. Hunte also models and has appeared in fashion shows.

How did it feel on the recent day with the press and photo shoot? “I feel like a celebrity. This feels great!” (FOX)

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Having lived the life of a dancer for some time now, Kevin really wants to make the Top 10 and is excited to see how America views him: “I’ve been teaching, auditioning, trying to book jobs. You know, that’s what most dancers do. Hopefully, you get a big break like this and hopefully it takes you somewhere. I can’t wait to see who my partner is and what happens as the weeks go by.” by Korbi Ghosh, Zap2it

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From Fox Dance Profile:

Kevin “K’bez” Hunte was born in beautiful Brooklyn, NY. K’bez is a hip hop, dance ’til you drop, kinda guy. I’ve performed with artists such as Lil Mama, and I’ve had the privilege to work with Beyonce. Inspired by Michael Jackson, I hope someday I can touch people around the world and have an impact on their life through dance, the way MJ had an impact on me. 🙂

SYTYCD 6 Profile Spotlight on Russell Ferguson

Full Name: Russell Lewis Ferguson

Nickname: Gutta or Mann

Specialty: Hip Hop/Krump

Hometown: Boston, MA

Currently Resides: Boston, MA

Age: 20

Audition City: Boston, MA

Russell Ferguson is Season 6 America’s favorite Dancer and winner of $250,000.00!!

Other talents/hobbies: Drawing, acting, singing, rapping, video editing, Music Maker

Russell Ferguson started dancing when he was 3 years old and began dancing professionally at age 6. He trained at the Boston Art Academy and has worked with Boston City Lights. His interests include acting, singing, drawing, rapping and making music.

How did it feel on the recent day with the press and photo shoot? “To sum it up: side-street.”

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The first krump dancer to make the Top 20, Russell feels he was born to do this: “When I was little, my mom asked my sisters and my little brother and I what we wanted to be when we grew up and I automatically said I wanted to be a dancer and an artist. Ever since then, I never turned back. At first, it was just watching videos and picking up movements from there. And then I started going to classes at this local dance company called Boston City Lights. You know, it was free and that helped me develop in lots of areas.” by Korbi Ghosh, Zap2it

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From Fox Dance profile:

My name is Russell Ferguson. I was born in Boston, M.A. and I am 20 years old. I’ve been dancing since I was 3 years old and I’m still going. My drive in life is guided by God and my motivation comes from my parents. I hope the world could see me as an artist and hopefully appreciates what I’m putting out there.

SYTYCD 6 Profile Spotlight on Channing Cooke

Full Name: Channing Smith Cooke

Nickname: Chan Chan

Specialty: Contemporary

Hometown: Haverhill, MA

Currently Resides: Haverhill, MA

Age: 18

Audition City: Boston, MA

Other talents/hobbies: Sports (everything!)

Looks up to So You Think You Can Dance alumni: Travis Wall and Jaimie Goodwin. They are both so talented and successful.

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A contemporary dancer and longtime fan of the show, Channing is really excited to work with new choreographer and show alum, Travis Wall. However, she hopes to adapt to all the different genres smoothly: “I feel very comfortable with hip hop. I’m a funky white girl. But the other styles … everything is scary.” by Korbi Ghosh, Zap2it

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From Fox dance Profile:

“I’m Channing Cooke and I am from Boston, MA and I am 18 years old. Dancing means everything to me along with the friends and family in my life. I am blessed with everything I have in my life and I couldn’t ask for more!”

SYTYCD 6 Profile Spotlight on Ariana Debose

Full Name: Ariana Nicole DeBose

Nickname: Ari

Specialty: Contemporary

Hometown: Newbern, NC

Currently Resides: Wake Forest, NC

Age: 18

School: entering freshman at Western Carolina University

Favorite professional dancer: Elizabeth Parkinson & Charlotte d’Amboise

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

Ariana Debose has been dancing since she was 3 years old and loves to express her creativity through dance. She also enjoys scrapbooking and playing the clarinet. Her goal is to attend college and study musical theatre.

How did it feel on the recent day with the press and photo shoot? “All of this is so incredibly new and exciting, but it is still surreal. It’s a blessing to be involved in this craziness.” (FOX)

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Looks up to one show alum in particular: “Martha Nichols from Season 2 is actually from my studio. I used to dance with her, so I feel like I kind of dance similarly. Or I did at one time. I’ve gotten older and changed a little bit. But she’s such a great person, so I hope that people can see me like that.” by Korbi Ghosh, Zap2it

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From Fox Dance Profile:

I’m Ari from Raleigh, NC! I’m a graduate of Wake Forest Rolesville High School. I’ve been dancing since I was 3…which is a long time :).  I trained at CC & Company in Raleigh for the last seven years and loved every moment. I plan on attending college post-SYTYCD as a musical theatre major at Western Carolina University.