Born & Raised Utah
Lindsay Arnold and Witney Carson from Dancing With the Stars headline a night of world class dancing on July 15th at 7 PM! Born & Raised Utah will be a complete stage production with sets, costumes, and world class dancers. Witney and Lindsay will take you on their journey to Hollywood side by side with solos and group performances in all dance styles. It will tell the story of the development of the strong preforming arts culture from Utah. Other So You Think You Can Dance contestants will also be performing. In the past 15 years Utah has produced some of the nation’s most elite dancers and entertainers. We are bringing them together for one spectacular evening! Witney and Lindsay, who were born and raised in Utah County, want to give something back to their main fans and supporters. We want to share our success story from Utah to Hollywood and beyond to inspire and encourage young dancers and performers to follow their dreams and never give up!
Lindsay Arnold And Witney Carson In Salt Lake City
July 15th 2016, 7 PM
Lindsay Arnold is an all-American girl who was born and raised on the stage in Provo, Utah. She began dancing at the age of four and has not stopped dancing since. She trained extensively in Utah with some of the country’s best teachers, including Shirley Ballas and Mark Ballas, a Dancing with the Stars veteran dancer.
Lindsay is incredibly versatile, but her area of expertise is Latin dance. Previously a finalist on So You Think You Can Dance, perform in the 30-city tour, in theaters all across the nation. She later joined Dancing with the Stars, where she was partnered with boxer Victor Ortiz, american hero Alek Scarlotos, and Boy’s ii Men star Wanya Morris.
Former Mirrorball Champion with celebrity partner, Alfonso Ribeiro, Witney Carson was born and raised in a small town called American Fork, Utah. She started her dancing career at the age of three. Being trained in many different dance styles including Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Tap, Latin and Standard Ballroom, she has competed and performed all over the world.
At the age of 18, Witney made top six (top three girls) on So You Think You Can Dance season nine. She then joined ABC’s Dancing with the Stars Pro Troupe Team, where she performed and choreographed every week for two seasons. In 2014, Witney was promoted to a Pro dancer and was paired with partner Cody Simpson.
Alfonso Ribeiro was born in New York on September 21, 1971. Alfonso’s family is from Trinidad & Tobago. Although rumor has been that he is of Dominican descent, he has stated in an interview that this is false. Neither he nor his family are from the Dominican Republic; they originate from Trinidad & Tobago.
Ribeiro began his career when he debuted on the PBS show “Oye Ollie.” After getting the starring role in the Broadway musical “The Tap Dance Kid” Ribeiro was spotted by Michael Jackson who cast him in one of the singer’s many Pepsi commercials of that decade. At the age of 10 Ribeiro dabbled as a musician, releasing singles such as “Dance Baby,” “Not Too Young (To Fall In Love)”, “Sneak Away With Me” and “Time Bomb”. It was about this time that he was cast as Ricky Schroder’s best friend on the long-running series Silver Spoons (1982).
He attended California State University at Los Angeles after the end of the series, and was later cast as Carlton Banks on the popular series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990). After Winning DWTS Alfonso is now the host to Americas Funniest Home Videos.
Aleksander Reed “Alek” Skarlatos (born October 10, 1992) is an American Oregon Army National Guardsman specialist who, along with fellow Americans Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler, a Briton and two Frenchmen, stopped a gunman on a Paris-bound train travelling from Amsterdam via Brussels in August 2015.
He has been awarded the United States Army Soldier’s Medal from U.S. President Barack Obama,and has received France’s highest decoration, the Legion of Honour, from French president François Hollande as well as the medal of Arras, France. Skarlatos competed on season 21 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars with pro dancer Lindsay Arnold, and finished in third place.
Other Dancers from DWTS & So You Think You Can Dance
Brooklyn Fullmer has been dancing since the age of 5 and has trained with many influential and progressive coaches. Born and raised in Utah, Brooklyn’s training and creativity paid off in making the Top 20 on America’s favorite dance show, “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 11. Brooklyn has also appeared numerous times on “Dancing with the Stars” and was a cast member on last years winter tour of “Dancing With The Stars Live” performing in over 50 cities across the nation. Brooklyn most recently danced in Zendayas newest music video, “Finding Neverland” and guest starred in a dancing segment on ABC’s “The Bachelor in Paradise.” She is a model and dancer for MAC Makeup, Urban Dancewear, Nu-Skin and has even had the honor to perform at the WPO Whitehouse Chair Event. Brooklyn most recently returned from New York City where she performed at “The Fred & Adele Astaire Awards” honoring SYTYCD producer and friend, Nigel Lythgoe. Brooklyn has competed and performed domestically and internationally in over 100 cities across the world. Brooklyn has been residing in Los Angeles since the age of 18 where she is continuing to pursue her professional dance career.
Alexia Meyer grew up in Orem, Utah where she trained intensely at The Dance Club in many different styles of dance. Starting at a young age, Alexia performed in the 2002 Olympics, was Clara in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and won National Sr. Outstanding Dancer for New York City Dance Alliance in 2012. During her senior year, Alexia was chosen as her high school’s valedictorian and also won the sterling scholar award in dance. After moving and completing her second year as a Commercial Dance Major at Pace University in NYC, Alexia was a contestant on America’s favorite dance show, “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 12. Soon after, she toured with the top 10 of SYTYCD for 3 months across the USA and Canada. Alexia recently returned from NYC where she performed at “The Fred & Adele Astaire Awards” in honor of SYTYCD producer, Nigel Lythgoe. Alexia is continuing to teach and pursue her professional dance career in both LA and NYC.
Hailee began dancing at age 4 and hasn’t stopped since! She received most of her training at Infinity Dance in Ogden, Utah. Hailee feels blessed to have already experienced many amazing opportunities in such a short time. A fan of Odyssey Dance Theater from a young age, she was privileged to be a part of the company and perform in three of their productions including;” Redux-Nutcracker”, “Shut Up and Dance” and “Thriller”. She professionally assists with the dance convention, Hollywood Connections, and has been for 4 years. She has had the opportunity to work closely with choreographers such as Travis Wall, tWitch, Brian Friedman, Tessandra Chavez and many others. Most recently she made it to the top 4 of the hit TV show, So You Think You Can Dance Season 12 Stage VS Street, where she represented one of the two finalists for Team Stage. After the show, she went on the SYTYCD tour which included a 70 city tour throughout the US and Canada. Other tour experiences include a 2 month tour to China with choreographer and recording artist, Brooklyn Jai, where they traveled the country and performed shows every night. Hailee recently moved to Los Angeles to continue her dreams of dancing professional. She just performed with Jaci Royal’s company, Royal Flux, in the show Envisage. She has also been teaching for years and now is the newest faculty member on NRG Dance Project. It has become as strong as her passion for performance. She is honored to be represented by the Movement Talent Agency and can’t wait to see what the future holds!
Featuring Other Utah Dance Crews
More Utah Dance Crews To Be Announced Soon
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