SYTYCD Top 20 Show Trivia

Below is some trivia breakdown of various dancers from all the seasons that have made it onto the show:

SYTYCD Summer 2005: Season One:
This season started out differently than most of the other seasons. Those that auditioned with their solos at the various cities throughout the country were either kept around for choreography or were asked to go home. Then those that went through to the choreography round were filtered to what was known as Hollywood Week at the time (now Las Vegas Callbacks). So in essence everyone that made it to the Top 16 during Season One were forced to go through the choreography round during the individual city auditions.

From Season Two onwards the individual city auditions changed where those dancers that really wowed the judges were sent straight to the Las Vegas Callbacks while some were sent home. Others that the judges were unsure about were sent to the choreography round.

To help you understand the below table better:
Previous Seasons: Any other seasons that a dancer has auditioned in previously
Choreography Round: In the individual audition cities if the judges like a dancer but aren’t completely convinced the dancer is asked to stick around to pick up choreography
- Yes: Dancer was asked to participate in choreography
- No: Dancer went straight through to Vegas
- Blank: Unknown if they went straight through to Vegas or not, eventually they ended up in Vegas
Vegas Dance for Your Life: During Vegas Callbacks judges would ask a dancer to “dance for their life” if the judges really would want to keep the dancer but isn’t impressed with the dancer’s progression thus far
- Yes: Dancer had to dance a solo to prove why they should stay in the competition
- Blank: Unknown if they were ever asked to dance

DANCER PLACEMENT PREVIOUS
SEASONS
CHOREO
ROUND
VEGAS DANCE
FOR YOUR LIFE
ADDITIONAL NOTES
SYTYCD Summer 2012: Season Nine
Alexa Anderson S8 No Season 8: cut during Vegas Callbacks (Green Mile)
Amber Jackson S6, S7 Season 6: cut during Vegas Callbacks (Green Mile)
Season 7: cut during Vegas Callbacks
Cyrus “Glitch” Spencer No Yes
Daniel Baker S7 No Season 7: past through to Vegas Callbacks but opted out in favor of a contract with the San Francisco Ballet
Amelia Lowe No Yes
Janelle Issis Yes
SYTYCD Summer 2011: Season Eight
Sasha Mallory Second Place Yes
Marko Germar Third Place One previous season Yes Season 8: Alluded to having auditioned in a previous season
Jess LeProtto Top 8 Yes
Ryan Ramirez Top 12 S7 Season 7: cut during Vegas Callbacks (Green Mile)
Chris Koehl Top 14 S6, S7 Yes
Wadi Jones Top 20 S7 Yes (S7)
No (S8)
Iveta Lukosiute Top 20 S6, S7 No (S8) Season 6: cut during Vegas Callbacks (jazz)
Season 7: cut during Vegas Callbacks
SYTYCD Summer 2010: Season Seven
Kent Boyd Runner Up Yes
AdeChike Torbert Fourth Place Yes Season 7: For his first solo at Vegas Callbacks, AdeChike performed a tap routine. Was about to be cut after the ballroom round but Nigel stepped in and convinced the judging panel to allow AdeChike to “dance for his life”
Billy Bell Fifth Place S6 Season 6: Was part of the Top 20 for Season 6, he had to step down due to illness, was given a free pass to Vegas Callbacks for Season 7
Jose Ruiz Sixth Place Yes
Alex Wong Eighth Place S5 Season 5: cut during Vegas Callbacks (Green Mile) due to being on contract with the Miami City Ballet. Was given a free pass through to Vegas Callbacks for Season 7
Melinda Sullivan Ninth Place Yes
Cristina Santana Tenth Place S6 Season 6: cut during Vegas Callbacks (Green Mile)
Alexie Agdeppa Eleventh Place S6 Season 6: cut during Vegas Callbacks
SYTYCD Fall 2009: Season Six
Russell Ferguson Winner Yes
Ryan DiLello Top 6 Yes
Ashleigh DiLello Top 6 Yes
Jonathan “Legacy” Perez Top 8 No Yes
Nathan Trasoras Top 10 S5 Season 5: Was too young to participate in Season 5, but old enough for Season 6 so was given a ticket to go straight through to Vegas Callbacks on Season 6
Bianca Revels Top 18 S4, S5
Brandon Dumlao Top 20 S7 Season 6: cut during Vegas Callbacks (Green Mile); later invited to Top 20 due to Billy Bell’s illness. Special consideration was given, Brandon was allowed to return and audition in future seasons
SYTYCD Summer 2009: Season Five
Brandon Bryant Runner Up S1, S4 No Season 1: was 15 when audition though wrote on application that he was 18. Mom persuaded him to pull out of competition.
Season 4: cut during Vegas Callbacks (Green Mile)
Evan Kasprzak Third Place S4 No Season 4: cut during Vegas Callbacks (Green Mile)
Janette Manrara Top 8 S4 Yes (S4)
No (S5)
Season 4: went to the choreography round at her city auditions and was cut during Vegas Callbacks (Green Mile)
Kupono Aweau Top 10 Yes
Randi Evans Top 10 Two previous seasons Season 5: mentioned in interview that she auditioned twice before, it is unknown which two seasons
Phillip Chbeeb Top 12 S3, S4 Yes (S4) Season 3: was given a straight pass through to Vegas was not asked to stick around for choreography
Season 4: made it to Vegas but had to drop out due to illness
Season 5: came to city auditions in Los Angeles but was given a ticket to Vegas without having to audition, he danced anyway with Arielle Coker
Caitlin Kinney Top 12 No Yes
Asuka Kondoh Top 16 S4 Yes (S4) Season 4: went through the choreography round in her city audition and was cut during Vegas Callbacks (Green Mile)
Maksim “Max” Kapitannikov Top 18 Yes
Ashley Valerio Top 18 Three previous seasons Season 5: mentioned that she has auditioned for SYTYCD four times including Season 5, unknown which previous seasons she has auditioned for though one could assume Seasons 2 through 4
SYTYCD Summer 2008: Season Four
Joshua Allen Winner Yes
Stephen “tWitch” Boss Runner Up S2, S3 No (S4) Yes (S3) Season 3: cut during Vegas Callbacks (Green Mile)
Season 4: tWitch mentioned in an interview package that had he not made it on the show he would have to enlist in the army
Will Wingfield Top 8 Yes
Gev Manoukian Top 10 S2 Yes (S2, S4) Season 2: cut during city auditions (choreography round)
Jesus Solario Top 16 S2
Susie Garcia Top 18 Yes
SYTYCD Summer 2007: Season Three
Hokuto Konishi Top 12 S1, S2 No (S3) Season 2: cut during Vegas Callbacks (Green Mile) due to being on a student visa as opposed to a work permit
Cedric Gardner Top 14 Yes
Jesus Solario Top 16 S2 No (S3) Season 2: cut during Vegas Callbacks (hip hop/ballroom)
Jessi Peralta Top 16 No Yes
Jimmy Arguello Top 18 S2 Season 2: cut during Vegas Callbacks (Green Mile)
SYTYCD Summer 2006: Season Two
Benji Schwimmer Winner Yes Yes Season 2: originally wasn’t cast in the Top 20 (was the first boy alternate), but due to one of the original Top 10 guys having dropped out he was brought in to fill in the Top 10 guys.
Travis Wall Runner Up S4 Season 2: it was rumored that he had originally auditioned in a different city but was cut prior to the televised solo auditions. He went to Charleston, SC to audition again and made it through to the show
Season 4: he auditioned as Denise Chorizo performing to It’s Raining Men as a joke
Ryan Rankine Top 8 Yes
Musa Cooper Top 12 S1 No (S2) Season 1: cut during Hollywood Week
Jaymz Tuaileva Top 14 Yes