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So You Think You Can Dance 4: Top 20 Dancers

So You Think You Can Dance 4: Top 20 Dancers


America, here are your Top 20 Dancers for Season 4 of So You Think You Can Dance!

Pictured top row L-R: Stephen “Twitch” Boss, William Wingfield, Jessica King, Kourtni Lind, Joshua Allen, Jamie Bayard and Courtney Galiano. Second row L-R: Kherington Payne, Rayven Armijo, Chelsea Traille, Chris Jarosz, Katee Shean, Thayne Jasperson, Comfort Fedoke, Susie Garcia, Marquis Cunningham, Chelsie Hightower and Mark Kanemura. Bottom row L-R: Matt Dorame and Gev Manoukian.

Three questions: Where is Kelli Baker?? Or Cooper Zamorano??? (The song is “In Your Eyes” by Craig Lyons. Available on iTunes, MySpace and Amazon.) And collared-green-shirt guy from tonight’s episode??? (Contestant #9551, I think.)

The Top 20 dancers will perform Wednesday, June 11 @8:00–10:00 PM ET/PT on FOX. Two dancers will be eliminated on the first live results show on Thursday, June 12 @ 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT. The Pussycat Dolls will also perform their new hit single, “When I Grow Up” live from the SYTYCD stage.

Click inside for group pic, video and bios for each of the Top 20 dancers…

Girls:

Rayven Armijo (28) is a Contemporary/Ballet dancer from La Puente, CA. Armijo is a mentor to children and assists them with their educational goals and in dance. Armijo is proud that many have gone on to attend LA County High School for the Performing Arts.

Comfort Fedoke (20) is a Hip-Hop dancer raised in Lagos, Nigeria, now living in Dallas, TX. She is a graduate of Booker T. Washington Performing Arts High School. Fedoke was a featured performer for the past few years on “Dallas Dance Club 21,” the local Dallas dance television show.

Courtney Galiano (19) is a Contemporary dancer from Commack, NY. Though she specializes in Contemporary, Galiano also loves to dance Hip-Hop. She appeared in the music video for Kat De Luna’s “Whine Up” and is a dancer for the New York Knicks.

Susie Garcia (25) is a Latin/Salsa dancer born in Miami, FL. Garcia graduated with a B.F.A. from New World School of the Arts. She is a high school teacher who previously was a dancer with the Miami Heat for six years. Garcia has performed at the Billboard Latin Music Awards and Latin Grammy Awards, and danced on Shakira’s “Oral Fixation World Tour.”

Chelsie Hightower (18) is a Latin dancer born in Las Vegas, NV, and raised in Orem, UT. Hightower has worked with many world-renowned choreographers. She was a U.S. Worlds finalist in 2005 and competed on Team USA.

Jessica King (23) is a Contemporary dancer from Myrtle Beach, SC, where she was born and raised. She is currently attending Coastal Carolina University studying Fine Arts with a minor in Art History. King also teaches dance and performs in local theater.

Kourtni Lind (18) is a Jazz/Contemporary dancer from Forest Lake, MN, currently living in Sherman Oaks, CA. Lind began training in her mother’s dance studio at 3 years old and graduated high school at age 16 so she could begin her career.

Kherington Payne (18) is a Contemporary/Jazz dancer from Placentia, CA. Payne will graduate from El Dorado High School this summer. She is an avid soccer fan who has played for many years.

Katee Shean (20) is a Contemporary dancer from San Jose, CA. Shean is a graduate of Pioneer High School and currently attends Chapman University in Orange, CA. She is pursuing a double major in leadership and dance and is active in many volunteer organizations. Shean trained at the Team Dance Company and Atlas School of Dance.

Chelsea Traille (23) is a Jazz Funk and Contemporary dancer born in Houston, TX, currently living in Flower Mound, TX. Traille graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Marketing from the University of Texas, Dallas. She was a dancer with the NBA Mavericks during the 2006-2007 season.

Guys:

Joshua Allen (19) is a Hip Hop/Popping dancer from Fort Worth, TX. Allen hopes to be a professional dancer and recording artist.

Jamie Bayard (22) is a West Coast Swing dancer from Palm Springs, CA, currently living in Norwalk, CA. Bayard graduated from the Orange County High School of the Arts. He was the U.S. Swing Dance champion in 2000 and 2002 and is a professor of Swing and Salsa at Loyola Marymount University.

Stephen “Twitch” Boss (25) is a Freestyle dancer from Montgomery, AL. A career highlight for Boss was performing “Thriller” with Wade Robson on “The Wade Robson Project” in 2003.

Marquis Cunningham (18) is a Lyrical/Contemporary dancer born in Cumberland, NC, and raised in Cape Coral, FL. Cunningham began dancing at 14 and trained at the Robin Dawn Academy. He is a graduate of Florida’s North Fort Myers High School and currently resides in New York City

Matt Dorame (22) is a Contemporary dancer from Glendale, AZ. He studied for two years at Odyssey Dance Theatre in Salt Lake City.

Chris Jarosz (21) is a Lyrical/Contemporary dancer from Gaithersburg, MD, currently living in Dallas, TX. Jarosz grew up training at the Dawn Crafton Dance Center in Gaithersburg and then moved to Dallas in his sophomore year to train at Top Hat Dance Center. Jarosz is now a dance major at Southern Methodist University.

Thayne Jasperson (27) is a Contemporary dancer who grew up in Springville, UT. Jasperson was a featured dancer in “High School Musical,” and “High School Musical 2.” He danced five years with Odyssey Dance Theatre in Salt Lake City, but has only been dancing six years.

Mark Kanemura (24) is a Contemporary dancer born and raised in Honolulu, HI. Kanemura trained with 24-7 Dance Force in Honolulu and danced at Tokyo Disney. He also directed and choreographed performances on Norwegian Cruise Lines.

Gev Manoukian (21) is a Hip Hop/Break dancer originally from Kazakhstan and now living in Centerville, UT. Manoukian was a featured dancer in “High School Musical 2.”

Will Wingfield (21) is a Contemporary dancer from Nashville, TN. Wingfield started dancing at age 9 at DC Dance Factory in Nashville, and later moved to Los Angeles to train under Debbie Allen at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy.


So You Think You Can Dance 4: Top 20 Dancers

WHO ARE YOU ROOTING FOR????

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01 rayven armijo
02 comfort fedoke
03 courtney galiano
04 susie garcia
05 chelsie hightower
06 jessica king
07 kourtni lind
08 kherington payne
09 katee shean
10 chelsea traille
11 joshua allen
12 jamie bayard
13 stephen twitch boss
14 marquis cunningham
15 matt dorame
16 chris jarosz
17 thayne jasperson
18 mark kanemura
19 gev manoukia
20 william wingfield
22 so you think you can dance 4 top 20 dancers

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  • oh snap!

    they all look crazy especially that first girl with the short brown hair, LOL look at that guy with the short shorts and nasty hairy legs

  • zena

    Finally, it’s about time the competition began. And this year’s top twenty seems like they’ll have a good run too. Thanks for posting jared.

  • Criss

    COMFORT baabyy!!!

  • T-LO

    I went to middle & high school with Chelsea Traille. How funny, I just randomly came here tonight and immediately noticed her picture.

    She’s always been an incredible dancer!

    Too cool!

  • anoa

    omg i have that shirt the one with the headphones

  • http://gravyandbiscuits.com jebbica

    Right now, I’m going for Twitch!

  • manovich

    MARK KANEMURA…..he’s a cutie!!!!

  • Jeff

    OMG, T-LO, same thing with me. I randomly watched the show tonight and saw Chris Jarosz on it, I grew up with him until he moved away after 9th grade. I thought it was pretty random and awesome, I hope he wins….

  • CH!

    Jamie Bayard all the way!!!!

  • FLOrence Munoz

    TWITCH is a sweetheart.
    i hope he goes far.
    :]

  • Kirstie

    I Agree Jared, Where In The Hell Is Kelli Baker???

  • Mwt

    Vote for Chelsea!

  • katie

    i still cant get over the fact that that slutty high school teacher made it to the top 20 over kelli baker!!

    kelli was amazing and should be in there

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    thanks=)

  • Nicole

    i hate the fact that they focused too much on the people who didnt make it in the audition process so we dont even know half the people who made it.

  • lovethekid

    KELLI FREAKING BAKER
    she’s such a great dancer :[
    dumb judges...i hate mary murphy. and i hate the fact that she was eliminated first.

    even though she's not a big cast member...she can go back to utah and finish filming her parts of HSM3 [she's a sharpette]

  • http://www.ghhhhhhhjkgyu.com Dj

    I Can’t Belive Cooper Z. did’nt make it. I loved him, what even happen to him. Oh, well, Gev and Thayne!!!!!WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

  • JAyejay

    Go Chelsea T !!!!!

  • okay

    im rooting for chelsie, twitch, thayne, and katee (just because she pissed nigel and mia off so bad….its not like she was going to quit dancing forever, gosh some people have big egos).
    o, and the high school teacher who i totally thought was a hooker when i first saw her made it while kelli baker did not. i call bs…f’n nigel and his need to chose a “hot” girl (i didnt think so, but nigel obviously did) over a girl who was way more talented….and the worse part is that he used that dumb personality excuse.

  • George

    I’m glad that Kourtni Lind made it. I liked her dancing. It was intriguing.

  • http://WWW.VEECE.COM FRESHRAGGEDYANN

    i love this show its so amazing!

    http://WWW.VEECE.COM

  • susan

    Courtney Galiano and Jamie Bayard. They’ve got the looks, personality, and moves.

  • j

    I’m going for Courtney & Kherington!!!!!

    I wish Kelli Baker was still in it

  • trip

    aw man! i was rooting for Kelli Baker!

  • sminca

    Am I the only one disappointed that there are no major hotties like seasons past? Where are the Ardhem’s? Dmitri’s? etc.

    Some of the guys are cute, but just not manly enough.

  • aaaaaaargh

    I can’t believe Kelli isn’t in the top 20. I’m not a HSM fan and I honestly have never heard of her mother, but she really was FANTASTIC in her own right. I totally thought she had it in the BAG. Damn!!!!!!!

  • SF1

    Brandon and Kelli being left off is a travesty! What is with the whoresh teacher from Miami with no talent making it over Kelli? I think Nigel just had some fantasies he could not overcome in that decision.

  • LYRIC

    totally agree

    i can’t believe they cut Kelli Baker & Cooper Zamorano

    :[

  • ilovethekid

    aaaaaaargh…i totally agree. but seeing as i am an HSM1&2&3 fan i wanted to see her move on and i honlestly believe that she could have gone verrrrrrrrrrry far in the competition rather than that stupid teacher lady.

  • Fattabulous

    I was sooooo rooting for Yesina to make it this year, I mean she lost a ton of weight!

    And then freaking Kherington is in the Top 20 and Kelli Baker isn’t?

    Seriously f*cked up this one judges.

    But I love Courtney, Twitch, Susie, Chris,Mark, and COMFORT!!!

    That’s my girl!

  • liliana

    oh my god thats my dance teacher!!! go rayven go!!! I love you congrats you deserve it

  • HollyGolightly

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE SYTYCD! This is going to be an awesome summer!

  • stephanie

    what the; i swear kherington payne is from Esparanza Higschool. I’ve never seen her in El dorado. And the only two short hair girls on there ARENT her and dont look like her.
    ahaha i hope she wins though
    GO RAYVEN. WEST CO. roots for you !

  • NEC-rac-sfc

    MARQUIS CUNNINGHAM ALL THE WAY BABY…..That is my cousin and we go back to days in the park in Connecticut doing the “TLC” Creep….We always knew he would be a dancer…DO IT BIG COUSIN!

  • http://www.myspace.com/evanw_14 Evan

    Go Susie, Comfort, Chelsie!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/evanw_14 Evan

    Okay, Susie is that shit! Can I say that? Anyway, she’s the shit! It’s not her fault Kelli Baker didn’t make it! So stop blaming her! She’s actually a lot more talented then the auditions showed. Kelli Baker was really great but they probably got complaints that she was too well known or something. Maybe they though it was an unfair advantage. All I know is Susie is awsome, Kelli is awsome, the top 20 is awsome. So deal with it.

  • Urko

    GO JESSICA!!!!!

  • Jane

    I am so glad Kourtni made it…I used to dance competition in Minnesota, and I would stare in awe whenever Kourtni danced (and she ALWAYS won first!).

    Go Kourtni!!

  • anonymousbyotch

    OMG…i can’t believe that they cut cooper z!!!!!!!! UGHHHH

  • http://iwakeuplate.blogspot.com iwul

    I’m rooting for Kourtni, Thayne, and Twitch. I’m disappointed they picked Gev over Brendan, and that Cooper Zamorano was no where to be seen during the footage of the Vegas week. After setting him up so beautifully during the audition period, they should have at least followed through with how he performed during these trials.

    This set thus far does not have as strong of a personality base as previous seasons, I feel, but I’m still looking forward to seeing how they do and am excited for more dancing.

  • cristopherson

    Yeah 4 Rayven!!!! She is a bad ass dancer if i ever knew one! Represent for the real Latinas! lol

  • Tracy

    Backing Twitch FTW. You go boyyyyyyyy!!!!

  • nina

    Go Kherington Payne and Kourni Lind!

  • nina

    I just noticed Kelli Baker didn’t make it.
    I mean I saw when she got eliminated, but I just realized it was her.
    Jessica shouldn’t have made it.

  • Amy

    I thought I’d kept up pretty well with auditions but I don’t remember any of these people

  • Nadia

    does anyone know the song that Mark from Hawaii and the ballroom dancer did on tonights episode? The dance was supposed to be an ode to a wedding.

  • Nadia

    whats the song that mark danced to on tonights show? It was a partner dance and it was an ode to a wedding of some kind i need to know that song!

  • ME =)

    mark kanemura and chelsie hightower’s song (season 4 episode 6) is “Beautiful” by Me’Shell Ndegeocello

  • Stephy

    TWITCH!!! He is amazing :) Danced w/ him in college

  • Dani

    Am rooting for Chelsea T…She is amazing I love her hair and she super cute and sassy, she like the Sabra of this year. I hope she wins or at least makes Top 10 I wanna see her on tour and am Rooting for Twitch its about time that a hip-hop dancer wins this competition. Those are my favorites =D

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