Alex Wong was going to be a finalist on Season 5 but because of a contract with the Miami Ballet, he couldn’t continue… Watch his first solo performance on SYTYCD 5 here.
Full name: Alexander Dustin King Wei Wong
Nickname: Wong Wong, Wongy, Wongaroni, Fatty
Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia
Current Residence: Florida – Miami Beach
Dance Style: Ballet
Born in: Edmonton, Alberta – Canada
Birthday: November 13
Describes himself as: Goofy, kind, crazy, honest
Alex Wong is a former principal soloist with the Miami City Ballet. He was awarded his position with the ballet at age 17 after winning the prestigious “Prix de Lausanne” competition. Wong also sings and plays the piano.
How old were you when you started dancing?
Answer: 7 1/2
Do you have any formal training?
Who is your favorite professional dancer?
Answer: Ethan Stiefel, David Hallberg, Herman Cornejo, & Renan Cerdeiro
What has been your most memorable dance experience?
Answer: Dancing the principal couple in Balanchine’s “Rubies” with the Miami City Ballet.
What style do you hope to pick out of the hat? Which style of dance are you afraid to get?
Answer: I hope to pick out… maybe… Ballet? Haha I am afraid to get Hip Hop & Ballroom
First performance with Billy Bell along with all-star Ade Obayomi in a contemporary routine choreographed by Mia Michaels| Music: “This Bitter Earth/On The Nature of Daylight” by Dinah Washington/Max Richter
Photoshoot interview, June 2nd
Audition, June 3. 2010
via Fox Dance