Davenport Dancer to be on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Tonight
Fox's dance competition show "So You Think You Can Dance" is returning tonight and a Davenport woman will be on it.
Her name is Essence Wilmington and she has focused on hip-hop dance style for most of her career. She is also a choreographer, rapper, actor, and model, according to her Facebook page.
Essence began dancing when she was 9 at Imani Dance and Studio for Cultural Arts in Davenport. She has been a part of many dance conventions and was a "Bullskid" dancer for the Chicago Bulls basketball team in the 2013-2014 season. She still teaches dance classes every Wednesday at the Roosevelt Center to ages 6+.
'SYTYCD' kicks off the new season tonight at 8:00 CST on Fox.
This is the 17th season of the show and it's bringing in a new panel of judges after a two-year hiatus, including actor Matthew Morrison, Dance Moms alum JoJo Siwa, and returning is hip hop dancer and 'SYTYCD' finalist, Stephen "tWitch" Boss. The show will be hosted by Cat Deeley, who has hosted the show every year since its second season in 2006.
The competition show features highly skilled dancers performing various styles of dance like hip hop, ballroom, jazz, contemporary, ballet, breakdancing, and more. It holds auditions in New York City, Los Angeles, and New Orleans to find the best dancers around the country. Those dancers who are selected to be on 'SYTYCD' will work with world-renowed choreographers and compete in the show each week, with new challenges being introduced in the competition.