SYTYCD – Season 10 – Top 20 – Curtis Holland
The tapper with the baby face is 19 year old Curtis Holland from Miami, FL and he has big dreams and ambition in his eyes. With as many years of experience as he has, it’s a shame he doesn’t have more range than a little ballet and jazz, because he seems to dance every style with that same “head down, squared arms”. He has a huge inviting personality, bright smile and endearing drive that will capture the hearts of adoring fans. The question is how quickly he will be able to make that adjustment to other styles, especially contemporary that rely heavily on fluidity and an emotional connection. Unfortunately tappers can come off stiff and unconnected in other styles, but if he is able to grow as fast as they need him to, he has tremendous potential.
What was your reaction to becoming a So You Think You Can Dance contestant?
Unreal! The whole experience felt like one big dream. I remember watching the judges from my television screen as a young boy and all of a sudden I was in front of them auditioning. It was simply exhilarating.
At what age did you first start to dance?
I first started dancing at the age of 4.
What other training/talents do you have?
I studied musical theater in middle school and high school.
What dancer from another season would be your dream dance partner?
Which dancer from another season were you most inspired by?
Travis Wall. He was the first contestant that made me believe dancing was a “cool” thing for men to do.
What choreographer do you look forward to working with?
What would people be most surprised to learn about you?
I love wild animals: zebras, lions, giraffes, etc. I could watch animal documentaries all day. I enjoy seeing how animals interact with each other because humans are not much different in their behaviors. I’d rather see wild animals than zoo animals because zoo animals are boring.
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