Full Name: Pauline Hemady Mata
Hometown: West Covina, CA
Currently Resides: West Covina, CA
Audition City: Los Angeles, CA
Favorite professional dancer: Wade Robson
Other talents/hobbies: Photography, collecting shoes
Looks up to So You Think You Can Dance alumni: “Jeanine because she is such a sweetheart and so real, and an amazing dancer.”
Pauline Mata teaches dance at Dellos Dance Studio in Walnut, CA. Aside from dancing, her interests include singing karaoke and eating.
How did it feel on the recent day with the press and photo shoot? “I am feeling amazingly overwhelmed.” (FOX)
Dance Signature Move:
Pauline is shocked that she’s on the show: “It still hasn’t clicked. I auditioned last season, made it to Top 32 but got cut before Top 20. And I’m surprised to be here now, because I got injured the last day of Vegas. I was wearing heels, I did a jump, I landed wrong, sprained my ankle and couldn’t do the choreography. When they told me that I’d made the Top 20, I lost it on stage. I’m so lucky to be here.” by Korbi Ghosh, Zap2it
From Fox dance Profile:
My name is Pauline Mata. I’m 18 years old. I’m a jazz dancer fused with a little hip hop. I was born and raised in West Covina, California. Love to my family, loved ones, and friends.