SYTYCD – Season 10 – Top 20 – Amy Yakima
Ah, how nice it is to come full circle. This column predicted Amy Yakima to make it into the Top 20 from her first audition and now here she is. This 19 year old jazz dancer from Northville, MI is filled with dance, body and soul to a point where she truly feels more comfortable expressing her emotions through dance. Amy is one that can make it to the end, because her work ethic will never allow her to fall short, her experience will help her adapt to any style and her enthusiasm for dance will take her that far. …not because she has to win, but because that is who she is. #TeamYakima
What was your reaction to becoming a So You Think You Can Dance contestant?
I was so nervous! My feet were sweating so profusely because I was nervous that I would trip going up the stairs! But if I was picked to be one of the Top 20, I probably would go nuts….doing as many crazy, stupid dance moves as possible!
At what age did you first start to dance?
At the age of 3.
What other training/talents do you have?
I can take a Starburst wrapper off with just my tongue!
Do you currently have a job?
I am an assistant for West Coast Dance Explosion, which is a dance convention that teaches kids ages 6-18 to dance.
What dancer from another season would be your dream dance partner?
Robert Roldan or Marko Germar.
Which dancer from another season were you most inspired by?
Allison Holker, because every time I watch her you can tell she dances from her heart and makes you completely feel what she is feeling. She is such a great role model on and off stage.
What choreographer do you look forward to working with?
So many! Travis Wall, Stacey Tookey, Dee Caspary, Sonya Tayeh….and all the ballroom choreographers!
What would people be most surprised to learn about you?
That I am obsessed with the Sims 3 games…..obsessed! Such a computer nerd -LOL.
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