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So You Think You Can Dance

SYTYCD Alumni News: Joshua Allen Appears on American Horror Story, Allison Holker Dances for a Good Cause, and More!

Bringing you more of the latest and hottest So You Think You Can Dance alumni news … check out what Season 8’s Mitchell Kelly, Season 2 contemporary diva Allison Holker, and Season 4 winner Joshua Allen are up to these days!

Season 4 Winner Joshua Allen Appears on FX’s American Horror Story

Lately, a transition into acting seems to be a SYTYCD alumni trend. Now, Joshua Allen is joining the ranks of dancer-turned-actor and testing out his acting chops on an episode of the FX new spooky series American Horror Story.

Joshua appeared on last week’s episode as “Basketball Guy #1.” Congrats, Joshua, on your continued success. Can’t wait to see where your acting career takes you next!

Season 8 Finalist Mitchell Kelly Teaches Master Classes in Atlanta

Upon the conclusion of the Season 8 tour, Mitchell Kelly returned to his home in the ATL. Now, he’s teaching master classes to the next generation of Atlanta dancers. Earlier this week, he tweeted, “Hey everyone, come out and dance your heart out. Wednesday @6:30 pm at Gotta Dance Atlanta!! You don't want to miss it! FYI; it's going to be hard!”

Mitchell credits GDA for his own training, so it must be a real treat for him to be a part of the faculty. Additionally, SYTYCD Season 9 auditions kick off in the new year; this is an excellent opportunity for Atlanta dancers to brush up on their contemporary skills from an experienced SYTYCD alum before heading to the Fox Theater on January 5, 2012.

Go to the GDA website for more information.

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Season 2’s Allison Holker Supports a Fellow Dancer

Tuesday night, Season 2 finalist Allison Holker performed in a benefit concert for a fellow Los Angeles break dancer, Steelo Vazquez. Steelo is a member of the dance crew the Groovaloos and is recovering from a ruptured brain aneurysm and three hemorrhages.

Allison wasn’t alone in showing her support for the ill dancer. She tweeted
d, “So inspired tonight by the love and energy the dance industry continues to show towards one another!” A large contingent of the LA dance community attended the event and shared in Allison’s sentiments, including executive producer Nigel Lythgoe.

The event also featured performances by Wayne Brady, the LXD, the Jabbawockeez, and SYTYCD’s Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss. It’s always touching to witness dancers rally together for a good cause!