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'SYTYCD' Alex Wong: 'I didn't think I could do' hip-hop
Alex Wong, ballet dancer, brings "mad swag" and "swag for days," in the words of his proud choreographers and dance partner.
After facing and conquering his biggest genre challenge -- hip-hop -- on Wednesday night's (June 30) "So You Think You Can Dance," Wong spills to Zap2it backstage, followed by his all-star partner Stephen "tWitch" Boss and choreographers Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo (aka Nappytabs).
In the interview, it's clear that Wong is still on a high from the positive reception to the routine. The judges all but bowed down to him, and the former Miami City Ballet dancer can hardly believe it.
"I didn't think I could do it," he says backstage. "I'm overwhelmed I got good feedback."
He credits his teachers for successfully pulling off the dance, in which he plays a man who receives therapy from a psychiatrist (played by tWitch). The routine is set to "Outta Your Mind" by Lil Jon and LM*AO. How appropriate.
"Seriously, Tabitha and Napoleon gave me a really good piece that catered to my personality," he explains. "They helped me, baby steps on every single move and how to do everything. tWitch walked me through everything."
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