Aussie makes Top 20 on US So You Think You Can Dance
24 year old Australian dancer Daniel Baker was named in the Top 20 for Season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance USA today. Originally from Newcastle, Daniel shared on the show that his Dad brought him a book about America when he was seven, which as a young boy inspired him to want to move to the US. Daniel said he became a ballet dancer so he could get a sponsored Visa for America and fulfill his dream.
An outstanding ballet and contemporary dancer, Daniel gave up his contract with San Francisco Ballet to try out for So You Think You Can Dance, and his gamble has paid off. Daniel trained at the School of American Ballet and danced with Miami City Ballet prior to joining San Francisco Ballet in 2010.
Dance Informa wishes Daniel all the best on his SYTYCD journey. Wouldn’t it be great to have an Australian named as “America’s Favourite Dancer!”
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