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Nick Lazzarini        

Dancer and Choreographer; Winner of "So You Think You Can Dance"

Nick Lazzarini is an American dancer best known as the winner of the first season of Fox's reality show "So You Think You Can Dance." He is a trained dancer in jazz, lyrical, hip hop, ballet and modern dance styles.

Lazzarini was born to Italian-American parents. Lazzarini began attending Showbiz when he was 8 years old. In the early 2000s, he traveled every other weekend from San Francisco to Fresno to dance at Dance Rage. He was trained under Keith Banks. His performance at Showbiz in 2001 caught the attention of Dance Spirit magazine, and they featured him on the cover of their October 2001 issue.

In 2003, Lazzarini, competing as part of a dance group called Hot Under The Collar, appeared on CBS's "Star Search" remake. Prior to competing on "So You Think You Can Dance," Lazzarini spent two years at the Dance Company of San Francisco and also toured Europe with the RAW dance company, which was founded by choreographer Mia Michaels (one of the judges on "So You Think You Can Dance").

Lazzarini was the first person auditioned for the show before it even began. Nigel and Bonnie Lythgoe approached him to see if he would be a good match for a show they were then planning. For his win on the first season of the show, Lazzarini received a cash prize of $100,000 and the use of a penthouse apartment in Manhattan for one year.

Lazzarini became the first person ever to appear on the cover of Dance Spirit twice. Beginning in March 2006, Lazzarini became a founding member of the Evolution Dance Company, which debuted at the OC Pavilion in Santa Ana, California, alongside SYTYCD alumni Melody Lacayanga and Craig DeRosa. Choreographers in the company include Liz Imperio and Mia Michaels.

In November 2011, Oxygen Media announced that Nick, along with fellow dancers Travis Wall, Teddy Forance and Kyle Robinson, would receive a TV series called "All the Right Moves." The docu-series followed the four dancers as they worked to start a new dance company in LA called Shaping Sound.

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"So You Think You Can Dance" season one winner, Nick Lazzarini, season two runner-up turned show choreographer, Travis Wall, and Julliard graduate Kyle ...

Shaping Sound, Changing the Face of Dance | Advocate.com

With a captivating storyline, Emmy-nominated choreographers Travis Wall, Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance, and Kyle Robinson are changing the face of dance ...

Shaping Sound Dance Company Announces First National Tour ...

New Contemporary Dance Company Features Travis Wall, Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance and Kyle Robinson Stars of The Hit Television Series 'All The Right ...

From reality TV to really live | Other News | San Francisco | San ...

... and dancing by Travis Wall, Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance and Kyle Robinson, veterans of either “So You Think You Can Dance” or “Dancing With the Stars.”.

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