Aaron Turner

Professional Dancer

Aaron first started dancing at the age of 8. He's had 13 years of formal dance training in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, contemporary, and hip hop. He owns a digital recording studio with his dad. Aaron graduated from the University of Nevada with a degree in Business of Music Management and a minor in Entrepreneurialism. Aaron first auditioned for season 9 and made it all the way to Green Mile round before getting cut with Zack Everhart. He later returned for season 10 and initially got cut again but due to the withdrawal of Emilio Dosal, he joined the Top 20, and became the first tap runner-up in SYTYCD history.

Dancer Info:

Dance Styles: Tap and Hip Hop
Teaching Philosophy: It's about having fun, while letting your passion drive you...
Inspiration: I have always been inspired by my father, as well as any impactful tap dancer: Savion Glover, Gregory Hines, Anthony Margeriato
Fun Fact: I can do the worm with my eye brows
Current / Upcoming Projects: I am currently the rehearsal and co-artistic director for the Nevada Youth Dance Company, and have recently started entertaining
Dream Dance Job: I am blessed enough to already do what I love!
Favorite Part About Teaching For Excel: The interactions with all of the students and faculty
College and / or Professional Training: University of Nevada Las Vegas

Dance Credits:

  • SYTYCD Season 10 Runner Up
  • First tapper in the SYTYCD Top ten
  • First SYTYCD Tap All-Star
  • Youngest member ever hired in the cast of “Stomp”

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