Congratulations to Ricky Ubeda, America’s Favorite Dancer! The Miami native won the 11th season of So You Think You Can Dance, which crowned a winner Wednesday night during its two hour season finale on FOX
Ubeda, 18, from Miami, FL, received the most votes and danced off with the cash prize of $250,000, the cover of Dance Spirit Magazine and the offer of a role in the upcoming Broadway revival of “On The Town.” Ubeda also will join the rest of the Top 10 for the Season 11 So You Think You Can Dance Live Tour, which kicks off Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, LA, and runs through February 2015. Ticket information and more details are available at www.fox.com/dance.
“To be named America’s Favorite Dancer means that I have done what I had set out to do: to make individuals feel something through my movement. I am extremely humbled to know that so many enjoy my craft,” said Ubeda.
Fellow finalists Zack Everhart (4th place), Jessica Richens (3rd place) and Valerie Rockey (runner-up) were eliminated as host Cat Deeley revealed the voting results. Joining judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy on tonight’s show were guest judges Jenna Dewan Tatum, Debbie Allen, Tara Lipinski and Adam Shankman. Additionally, fans chose “Senile” (#SYTYCDskeleton) choreographed by Luther Brown as their favorite routine from the season, and it was then performed on the program.
For more on last night’s finale, make sure to read the play by play from Sir Mac. Check out his recap, including performance videos of last night’s beautiful routines right here.
Watch Ricky’s emotional winning moment here
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