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Meet SYTYCD Canada’s Top 22

With our first So You Think You Can Dance Canada Season 4 Performance Show airing tomorrow night, Monday, July 11, 2011 on CTV – – – I thought I would share a little bit more about the dancers.

CTV has posted quite a bit of information on each dancers bio – which I have linked to for each dancer if you wish to read more about any of them.

Here are SYTYCD Canada’s Top 22 Dancers:

Adam LoPapa, 19 – Woodbridge, ON (Jazz)

Carlena Britch, 20 – Vancouver, BC (Hip Hop, Locking)

Cassandra Flammini, 19 – Etobicoke, ON (Jazz)

Christian Millette, 28 – Montreal, QC (Ballroom)

Denitsa Ikonomova, 24 – Montreal, QC (Ballroom)

Dwayne “Boneless” Gulston, 23 – Toronto, ON (Hip-Hop, Popping)

François Pruneau
, 26 – Trois-Riviéres, QC (Ballroom)

Geisha Chin, 19 – Toronto, ON (Contemporary)

Joey Arrigo, 19 – Newmarket, ON (Contemporary)

Jordan Clark, 19 – Tottenham, ON

JP Dubé, 19 – Montreal, QC (Hip-Hop)

Kevin Howe, 22 – Ottawa, ON (Contemporary)

Lauren Lyn, 24 – Toronto, ON (Salsa)

Lindsay Leuschner, 19 – Stouffville, ON (Contemporary)

Matt Marr, 20 – Quispamsis, NB (Contemporary)

Melissa Mitro, 23 – Richmond Hill, ON (Contemporary)

Moses Layco, 26 – Winnipeg MB (Contemporary)

Rodrigo Basurto, 26 – Toronto, ON (Hip-Hop)

Shane Simpson, 23 – Thornhill, ON (Jazz)

Shelaina Anderson, 20 – Edmonton, AB (Contemporary)

Teya Wild, 23 – North Vancouver, BC (Hip-Hop)

Yulia Zavadska, 29 – Toronto, ON (Latin)

[Source: CTV]

July 10, 2011 I Written By

I am a blogger and reality tv lover. I blog here for SYTYCD but mostly the Canada version, since I live in Vancouver BC. I also blog about other reality tv shows on my own blog

SYTYCD Canada Top 20 Revealed

SYTYCD Canada Season 4 Top 20 revealed tonight

I was out of town so I have not posted any of the other audition details, but if you are interested I can do that this week.

Tonight the Top 20 were revealed. If you do not want to know who made it yet, do not read on…. you have been warned.

Judges on hand included Mary Murphy, Tre Armstrong, Luther Brown, Blake McGratha nd of course, Jean Marc Genereux.

I was so sad to see some of my favourites go…. but excited to see some awesome, talented dancers make it.

Here are Canada’s Top 20 Dancers for this season:


  •  JP Dube
  • Boneless – Dwayne Gulston
  • Christian Millette
  • Joey Arrigo
  • Adam LoPapa
  • Moses Layco
  • Francois Pruneau
  • Matthew Marr
  • Shane Simpson
  • Rodrigo Basurto
  • Kevin Howe


  • Cassandra Flammini
  • Teya Wild
  • Jordan Clark
  • Carlena Britch
  • Melissa Mitro
  • Geisha Chin
  • Shelaina Anderson 
  • Denitsa Ikonomova
  • Yuliya Zavadska
  • Lindsay Leuschner
  • Lauren Lyn

No, your math is not off, they did a TOP 22 again!!!

There were some emotional rejections. Derek with green and purple mohawk cried and dropped to the ground. Snarky Jo called it “bologna” and acted “too cool” for the show. 

Miss attitude Carlena sat alone in a room after her behaviour towards other dancers and production made judges question if she deserves to be in the Top 20. Of course she ended up making it, but I don’t think it is fair to see people act that way and be given this great opportunity. Then again, Shelaina Anderson had attitude in her early years of auditioning, then finally learned from her mistakes and made it last year… only to hurt her foot. But she too is being gien a chance this season, so let’s see how it goes for both of these seemingly reformed  “brats”

Here is the Top 22:

July 5, 2011 I Written By

I am a blogger and reality tv lover. I blog here for SYTYCD but mostly the Canada version, since I live in Vancouver BC. I also blog about other reality tv shows on my own blog

So You Think You Can Dance – Season 3 – Toronto Auditions

Tonight SYTYCD Canada kicked off it’s 3rd season with Toronto auditions.

I am quite excited that SYTYCD is on all week and by next Sunday we will get our Top 20 reveal. I feel like this keeps all the dancers fresh in my mind and doesn’t waste a ton of time on auditions.

Toronto is like our Vegas and all the best dancers across the country will meet back there for finals which will air Thursday. [SEE THIS WEEK’S TELELVISION SCHEDULE HERE]

Tonight’s Thoughts on Toronto’s Auditions.

Tonight’s Judges were Jean Marc, Tre Armstrong, Luther Brown, AND Special Guest Mary Murphy

Host is Leah Miller, who I don’t like at all… so apologies in advance to her fans, I just find her annoying!

Here were the featured dancers and some thoughts.

  • Amanda Cleghorn – Straight to finals
  • Aneal Ramkissoon – Bollywood routine, but was told to get more training
  • Jenna Speir – Went to Choreo
  • Ajamu Freezy Everlsey – great dancer
  • Yana Gorodjanova – back from last year, unique dominatrix style routine
  • Roxanne Mignacco – great moves
  • Sarah Vance – 100th invetro baby, went to choreo then to finals
  • Rodrigo Basurto – choreo then finals. He had taken ballet with Shavar to improve, cute montage of them in ballet slippers.
  • Shavar Blackwood – straight to finals, understandably
  • Christian Cee Ancheta – unitard boy – wearing same unitard as last year, said he wore it everyday and trained everyday, it paid off he went straight to finals.
  • Caroline Holody – Cute outfit, wants to impress Jean Marc – went to choreo then finals
  • Alvin Collantes – had an emotional season 2 audition and returned this year to dance for himself after proving to his parents last year dancing was worth pursuing. He has magical movements and strength, went straight to Toronto and an immediate favourite of mine.
  • Enisa Mulic – Luckily, one of the only “bad” dancers they spent any time on (besides a “bad dancer montage” that followed her audition) I was glad, I don’t enjoy watching tons of horrible dancers)
  • Kirstie Kennan – So incredible, her grandma passed away, her mom is sick and her dancing just lets it all out! Went to Choreo then Finals. She had this robotic, yet fluid movement, such passion!
  • Jonathan (JR) Roumain – Former figure skater, I am always hesitant with the cross over though Emmanuel did it amazingly.
  • Brothers Dane Gulston and then Dwayne Boneless Gulston – both went to finals doing awesome hip hop.
  • Charlene Hart – is from Abbotsford BC, she is the one who had her shirt fall off during last year’s auditions, she was sent t choreo then finals.
  • Nisheeth Proshanti – Indian traditional dance and song went to chore but did not make it, one of the few who didn’t.
  • Jesse Wafer – He has done Criss Angel’s Show and heis amazing!
  • Matthew Cuff – was vogue-ing and barely made it to choreo but somehow made it to finals after choreo
  • Nina Strazzula – did acrobatics and was pretty awesome.
  • Jennifer Abbey – hard-hitting went to chore then to finals.
  • Andrew Chung – very confident but backed it up, I really liked his dancing, I hoe he can keep his confidence from being cocky! Went straight to finals
  • Graeam Goodhall – a Street runner from season 1 who has improved his dancing. He didn’t showcase it well and was sent to choreo and then finals. He will have to bring it in finals to go on.
  • Lisa Frias – it is her 3rd time auditioning and she isn’t that strong yet in my opinion but she was sent to chore and then to finals, but I think she will struggle… very likable and sweet though.
  • Patrizia Gianforcaro – her nerves didn’t seem as bad as they made them out to be, in fact, she seemed quite confident. She is really camera cute and would be great on the show I think. I would love to see Sean Cheesman choreo her!
  • Blake Bootcamp

    I am a huge Blake fan, I think he is adorably cute, I just wish he’d keep his mouth shut ha ha…. he comes across really egotistical and cocky, to be fair, he is AMAZING!! I love his “Ca ca boom ha ha” as he hits moves… “If you aren’t sweating, I don’t care what the judges say, I’ll send you home”

    A shocking amount of dancers made it through the Boot Camp.

    My faves from tonight:

  • Alvin
  • Jesse
  • Andrew
  • Patrizia
  • Nina
  • I was focussingon music to send to Emilie so I may have overlooked some great dancers… who were your faves?

    Emilie is working on the music from tonight, it will be a very busy week here is the schedule once again:

    Monday, August 16 at 9 p.m. ET (two hours) – Calgary and Halifax Auditions
    Tuesday, August 17 at 8 p.m. ET (one hour) – Vancouver Auditions
    Wednesday, August 18 at 9 p.m. ET (two hours) – Montreal Auditions
    Thursday, August 19 at 9 p.m. ET (two hours) – Finals Week
    Sunday, August 22 at 9 p.m. ET (one hour) – Top 20 Reveal
    Monday, August 23 at 9 p.m. ET (two hours) – Top 20 Performance
    Tuesday, August 24 at 8:30 p.m. ET (half hour) – Top 20 Results

    August 15, 2010 I Written By

    I am a blogger and reality tv lover. I blog here for SYTYCD but mostly the Canada version, since I live in Vancouver BC. I also blog about other reality tv shows on my own blog