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'SYTYCD': Top 20

We got the top 20 finalists on "So You Think You Can Dance" last night. And just to answer the obvious question -- no finalists from LI this season.  

Jordan Casanova ... Dance specialty: Jazz / Hometown: Chino Hills, Calif. / Currently resides: Chino Hills, Cafli. / Age: 18
Jordan Casanova lives in her hometown of Chino Hills, CA. She graduated from Ruben S. Ayala High School in 2010 and has been dancing since she was 8.

Alexander Fost ... Dance specialty: Contemporary / Hometown: Alhambra, Cafli. / Currently resides: Alhambra, Cafli. / Age: 21
Alexander Fost was Mr. Dance USA in 2006 and won the Mr. Dance International in 2007. A year later, he earned a spot with the Los Angeles Youth American Grand Prix and went on to dance with the Media City Ballet, San Pedro Ballet and the Festival Ballet Theatre companies.

Tadd Gadduang ... Dance specialty: Hip-hop / Hometown: Salt Lake City / Currently resides: Salt Lake City / Age: 25
Tadd Gadduang began dancing at age 15 as a hobby, but eventually realized his passion for it after graduating from high school. He is in his sophomore year of college studying psychology.

Marko Germar ... Dance specialty: Jazz / Hometown: Dededo, Guam / Currently resides: Canoga Park, Calif. / Age: 22
Originally from the South Pacific island of Guam, Marko Germar moved to Los Angeles in 2008 to pursue a career in dance. He has had nine years of studio training.

Ricky Jaime ... Dance specialty: Contemporary / Hometown: Miami / Currently resides: Tampa, Fla. / Age: 19
Ricky Jaime graduated from Newsome High School in Lithia, Fla., in June 2010. He would like to be a member of a professional ballet company in California, New York or Europe.

Wadi Jones ... Dance specialty: Breaking / Hometown: Ossining, N.Y. / Currently resides: Ossining / Age: 24
Wadi Jones was born in St. Ann’s, Jamaica, and moved to the United States in 1988 at age 3. He is passionate about art, poetry and music, and he is inspired by his older brother.

Mitchell Kelly ... Dance specialty: Contemporary / Hometown: Chicago / Currently resides: Atlanta / Age: 20
Mitchell Kelly attended Henry W. Grady High School. He began dancing at age 14 and has been dancing professionally for six years.

Chris Koehl ... Dance specialty: Hip-hop / Hometown: Garland, Texas / Currently resides: Garland, Texas / Age: 21
Chris Koehl began teaching himself hip-hop at 14 years old. Over the past few years, he has divided his time between training at local studios, in college classes and teaching dance.

Caitlynn Lawson ... Dance specialty: Contemporary / Hometown: Moses Lake, Wash. / Currently resides: Moses Lake, Wash. / Age: 18
Caitlynn Lawson will earn both her diploma from Moses Lake High School and her associate's degree from Big Bend Community College in June. She has been dancing since she was 3.

Jess LeProtto ... Dance specialty: Broadway / Hometown: Little Falls, N.J. / Currently resides: Little Falls / Age: 18
Jess LeProtto lives in his hometown of Little Falls. He is a senior at Passaic Valley High School and has been dancing since he was 3.

IIveta Lukosiute ... Dance specialty: Ballroom / Hometown: Klaipeda, Lithuania / Currently resides: Manhattan / Age: 30
A native of Eastern Europe, Iveta Lukosiute moved to the United States in 1997. She has been dancing since she was 6.

Miranda Maleski ... Dance specialty: Contemporary / Hometown: Pittsburgh / Currently resides: North Hollywood, Calif. / Age: 19
Miranda Maleski moved from the suburbs of Pittsburgh to Los Angeles at just 18 years old. She has been dancing since age 3, and her dance specialty has evolved over the years.

Sasha Mallory ... Dance specialty: Contemporary / Hometown: Bakersfield, Calif. / Currently resides: Bakersfield / Age: 23
At age 5, Sasha Mallory began studying ballet technique at the Royal Academy of Dance. She trained at the Houston Ballet, the Boston Ballet and the Ailey School’s summer intensives. She recently toured with Adam Lambert.

Melanie Moore ... Dance specialty: Contemporary / Hometown: Marietta, Ga. / Currently resides: Manhattan / Age: 19
Melanie Moore is a freshman at Fordham University in the Bronx. She has been dancing since she was 2.

Missy Morelli ... Dance specialty: Jazz / Hometown: Arvada, Colo. / Currently resides: Studio City, Calif. / Age: 20
Missy Morelli has been living in Los Angeles for the past two years as a professional dancer. She has been dancing since she was three years old.

Clarice Ordaz ... Dance specialty: Jazz / Hometown: Whittier, Calif. / Currently resides: Whittier / Age: 19
Clarice Ordaz is a student at California State University, Long Beach. She has trained in many styles of dance since age 2.

Ryan Ramirez ... Dance specialty: Contemporary / Hometown: Morgan Hill, Calif. / Currently resides: North Hollywood, Calif. / Age: 19
Ryan Ramirez is pursuing her dream of becoming a well-known dancer and choreographer. She has been dancing since she was 4 and choreographing since age 11. She considers dance her language and is the happiest and most free while performing.

Ashley Rich ... Dance specialty: Contemporary / Hometown: Antioch, Calif. / Currently resides: Emeryville / Age: 22
Ashley Rich trained at a local dance studio from age 3 to 18. For the past two years, she has been employed as a dance teacher in her hometown. She is a talented cook who also enjoys baking.

Robert Taylor Jr. ... Dance specialty: Hip-hop / Hometown: Brooklyn / Currently resides: Manhattan / Age: 31
Robert Taylor Jr. graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a bachelor’s degree in dance. His credits include television shows, music videos and the national tour of “Hairspray.” Taylor once performed for Michael Jackson. He has trained with numerous professionals and has performed in some of the country’s most prestigious dance shows.

Nick Young ... Dance specialty: Tap / Hometown: Franklin, Wis.I / Currently resides: Franklin / Age: 19
Nick Young graduated from high school in 2010. He has been dancing since age four, and his favorite style of dance is tap.

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