SYTYCD 7 Profile Spotlight on Lauren Froderman

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Full name: Lauren Rose Froderman
Nickname: Frodie or LoFro
Age: 18
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Current Residence: Phoenix, AZ
Dance Style: Contemporary Jazz
Born in: Phoenix, AZ
Birthday: September 6

Describes herself as: Energetic, hardworking, outgoing (or friendly), Positive 🙂

A recent high school graduate, Lauren Froderman was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She has been dancing since she was 3 years old. At age 10, Froderman performed with the Phoenix Rockettes. Her life’s ambition is to perform on Broadway and become a school teacher.

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How old were you when you started dancing?

Answer: 3

Do you have any formal training?

Answer: Yes; competed for 12 years; trained in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Tap (only a little)

Who is your favorite professional dancer?

Answer: Baryshnikov!

What has been your most memorable dance experience?

Answer: So You Think You Can Dance(Vegas week). Other than that, dancing with my studio girls at Dance Motion.

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

Answer: Contemporary
Ballroom – yikes!

First performance with Kent Boyd along with all-star Mark Kanemura and Kathryn McCormick in a contemporary routine choreographed by Travis Wall| Music: “Paris is Burning” by St. Vincent

Photoshoot interview, June 2nd

Audition, June 3. 2010


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SYTYCD 7 Profile Spotlight on Robert Roldan

 

Full name: Robert Jeremiah Roldan
Nickname: None.
Age: 19
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
Current Residence: North Hollywood, CA
Dance Style: Contemporary
Born in: Thousand Oaks, CA
Birthday: July 21

Describes himself as: Goofy, personable, charismatic, loyal

Robert Roldan took his first Hip Hop class at age 11. After graduating from high school, he performed with the “Bad Boys of Dance” for a year and a half. In addition to dance, he enjoys singing, acting and fashion.

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How old were you when you started dancing?

Answer: 11 years old

Do you have any formal training?

Answer: Yes

Who is your favorite professional dancer?

Answer: One of my favorite dancers is Sylvie Guillem

What has been your most memorable dance experience?

Answer: One of my most memorable dance experiences is when I performed on “Dancing with the Stars”

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 Hip Hop or Contemporary. I’m nervous to pick Ballroom.

First performance with Adechike Torbert and Ashley Galvan. Jazz routine with all-star Neil Haskell and Courtney Galiano, choreographed by Sonya Tayeh | Music: “Freak” by Estelle feat. Kardinal Offshall

Photoshoot Interview, June 2nd

Audition Video | June 3. 2010

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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.

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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

SYTYCD 7 Profile Spotlight on Melinda Sullivan

Full name: Melinda Loretta Sullivan
Nickname: None.
Age: 22
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
Current Residence: Thousand Oaks, CA
Dance Style: Tap
Born in: Long Island, NY
Birthday: September 30

Describes herself as: Creative, Rhytmical, Artistic, Inspired

A native of Long Island, NY, Melinda Sullivan is this season’s sole tap dancer. She has been dancing since she was 2 years old, and has appeared in “Cats,” “High School Musical,” “High School Musical 2” and “Wonderland.” Sullivan is passionate about music and dance education, and is a fan of tap-dance legend Gregory Hines.

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How old were you when you started dancing?

Answer: 4

Do you have any formal training?

Answer: Yes

Who is your favorite professional dancer?

Answer: Gregory Hines

What has been your most memorable dance experience?

Answer: Tap dancing at a jam session with Gregory Hines at Debbie Allen’s Dance Academy

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

Answer: Broadway. Ballroom

First performance on the show, June 10. 2010. Music: “There’s Got To Be Something Better Than This” from Sweet Charity (Original Broadway Cast)
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SYTYCD 7 Profile Spotlight on Alexie Agdeppa

Full name: Alexie Leah Natividad Agdeppa
Nickname: Lex Luther (from her dad); Sexy Lexie
Age: 26
Hometown: Rowland Heights, CA
Current Residence: Downtown LA
Dance Style: Jazz/Contemporary
Born in: Los Angeles, CA
Birthday: December 13

Describes herself as: Spunky, Passionate, Happy, Dorky

Alexie Agdeppa is a UCLA graduate and former Los Angeles Laker Girl (2003-2004). She has performed in music videos for Prince, The Pussycat Dolls and Nelly Furtado. Agdeppa loves to cook, act and travel, and has been to the Philippines, Mexico, Europe, Brazil, Japan and Cuba.

Before SYTYCD, she was/is an instructor/choreographer at Dellos Dance Studio in Rowland Heights, CA.

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How old were you when you started dancing?

Answer: 4

Do you have any formal training?

Answer: Trained at dance studios for 13 years

Who is your favorite professional dancer?

Answer: It’s a tie – Gene Kelly, Chaz Buzan, and my sister – Jessica

What has been your most memorable dance experience?

Answer: When I was a kid, I performed on the Oscars for Debbie

Allen – that was memorable. I think getting on the show is my

most memorable dance experience.

What style do you hope to pick out of the hat? Which style of

dance are you afraid to get?

Answer: Of course, I hope to pick out Contemporary, Jazz or

Broadway, but it would be incredibly fun to pick out Hip Hop or

Krump. I’m kind of afraid to pick out Ballroom.

Alexie’s elimination and short tribute | Eliminated June 16th | Top 11 results show

First performance on the show, June 10. 2010. Music: “There’s Got To Be Something Better Than This” from Sweet Charity (Original Broadway Cast)
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SYTYCD 7 Profile Spotlight on Kent Boyd

Full name: Kent Alan Boyd
Nickname: None.
Age: 18
Hometown: Botkins, OH
Current Residence: Wapakoneta, OH
Dance Style: Contemporary Jazz
Born in: Lima, OH
Birthday: November 21

Describes himself as: Goofy, determined, fresh, ready

A recent high school graduate, Kent Boyd has been dancing since he was 8 years old. Boyd appeared in several high school musical productions, including “Oklahoma!” and “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”

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How old were you when you started dancing?

Answer: 8

Do you have any formal training?

Answer: Sure

Who is your favorite professional dancer?

Answer: Travis Wall is amazing

What has been your most memorable dance experience?

Answer: Travis! Tyce! Mia!

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

Answer: Afraid of Ballroom, so excited for Broadway

First performance with Lauren Froderman along with all-star Mark Kanemura and Kathryn McCormick in a contemporary routine choreographed by Travis Wall| Music: “Paris is Burning” by St. Vincent

Photoshoot Interview, June 2nd

Audition Video | June 3. 2010

SYTYCD 7 Profile Spotlight on Ashley Galvan

Full name: Ashley Galvan
Nickname: Booboo
Age: 19
Hometown: Visalia, CA
Current Residence: Burbank, CA
Dance Style: Lyrical
Born in: Visalia, CA
Birthday: June 26

Describes herself as: Funny, helpful, outgoing, humble

Ashley Galvan began dancing at age 3. She appeared in 2009’s “Fame” and toured with the Broadway show “Wonderland.” In addition to dancing, Galvan loves swimming, shopping, movies and fast food.

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How old were you when you started dancing?

Answer: 3 years old

Do you have any formal training?

Answer: Yes

Who is your favorite professional dancer?

Answer: Mallauri Esquibel

What has been your most memorable dance experience?

Answer: My first solo at the age of 4.

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

Answer: Ballroom | Hip Hop

First performance with Adechike Torbert and Robert Roldan. Jazz routine with all-star Neil Haskell and Courtney Galiano, choreographed by Sonya Tayeh | Music: “Freak” by Estelle feat. Kardinal Offshall

Photoshoot Interview, June 2nd

Audition Video | June 3. 2010

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SYTYCD 7 Profile Spotlight on Billy Bell

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Full name: Billy Bell
Nickname: Billy
Age: 20
Hometown: Palm Beach, FL
Current Residence: New York City
Dance Style: Contemporary
Born in: Palm Beach, Fl
Birthday: May 8

Describes himself as: Energetic, Spazzy, Optimistic, Thinker

After making it to the Top 20 in Season Six of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE and having to leave due to illness, Billy Bell joins this season’s Top 11 finalists. A graduate of The Juilliard School, he is trained in everything from Hip Hop to Classical Ballet. Bell owns the dance company Lunge Dance Creative, and considers working with Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey on “Back to Back to Broadway” one of his greatest accomplishments.

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How old were you when you started dancing?

Answer: 12 / 13

Do you have any formal training?

Answer: Yes

Who is your favorite professional dancer?

Answer: Andrea Miller from Gallim Dance

What has been your most memorable dance experience?

Answer: Last solo in Vegas, Season 6

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

Answer: Contemporary. Scared of Quickstep

First performance with Alex Wong along with all-star Ade Obayomi in a contemporary routine choreographed by Mia Michaels| Music: “This Bitter Earth/On The Nature of Daylight” by Dinah Washington/Max Richter

Photoshoot Interview, June 2nd

Audition Video | June 3. 2010