SYTYCD 5 Profile Spotlight on Tony Bellissimo

Tony Bellissimo

Specialty: Hip Hop

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Currently Resides: Buffalo, NY

Age: 20


Says he’ll just keel over if he gets to meet Gordon Ramsay from “Hell’s Kitchen” but is a huge fan of several former SYTYC dancers too: “Love Jamile from season 1. He was amazing. I thought he was so good… Jamile, Twitch, Danny Tidwell, Kameron and all those guys are so good to me. And all the girls are so beautiful. They’re all so gorgeous, I can’t think! I’m like, I love them all, please don’t cut them. Cut all the guys. I want to see just 15 girls on the show and no guys!”

Inspired by his brother who passed on: “My older brother was involved in some things and lost a battle with drugs. But I learned from that… Our last conversation he said, your dancing is great, keep it up. So that inspired me.” by Korbi Ghosh,



Bellissimo has been dancing for most of his life. He is a graduate of Frontier High School, and played on the school’s soccer, football and lacrosse teams. He likes to write short stories and poems, and his favorite professional dancer is Barry Lather. (FOX)

Exit Interview

Tony’s signature move (“taken from the video ‘Bad’ “)

Interview with Top 20 partner Kayla Radomski

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


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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