|So You Think You Can Dance Profile|
Matthew Austin Kazmierczak was a contestant on season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance. His genre is contemporary. He was eliminated on August 15, 2012.
Matthew was born and raised in Peoria, Arizona. He went to Sunrise Mountain High School, and it was during those years where he found his interest for dance.
So You Think You Can DanceEdit
Matthew first auditioned for season 9 in Los Angeles, California.
- Main article: Season 9 performances
Meet the Top 20 (June 27, 2012)Edit
Matthew is the first from his group to be called in to get the news of whether he's in the Top 20 or not, where Mary tells him that he's made it through. He dances a contemporary routine with Janaya French, Amelia Lowe, and Dareian Kujawa. The piece was danced to "Modern Drift" by Efterklang and choreographed by Stacey Tookey.
Week 1 (July 11, 2012)Edit
In the package, the dancers must describe themselves in nine seconds. Matthew is paired up with Audrey Case and assigned a contemporary by Travis Wall to "Unchained Melody" by The Righteous Brothers. The pair received the first standing ovation from the judges that night. Guest judge Kenny Ortega praised Travis as well as Audrey and Matthew. Nigel tells them that he enjoyed this routine more than anything else that night and praised them for their musicality and technique. Mary praises Matthew, telling him that he really showed his emotional vulnerability.
Week 2 (July 18, 2012)Edit
Matthew and partner Audrey danced a jazz by Sonya Tayeh to "Hear Me Now" (Dri, Lind and Likka Mix) by Steed Lord. Nigel praises them, telling the two that they were incredible and he thinks they are one of America's favorite couples. Mary tells them that they are one of her favorite couples and although they are little, they dance all out. Guest judge Adam Shankman praises Matthew, telling him if he keeps it up like this, it is his to lose.
During the results, Matthew was announced safe due to his contemporary in Week 1.
Week 3 (July 25, 2012)Edit
In the package, the dancers must reveal something America doesn't know about their partners. Matthew and partner Audrey danced a salsa by Liz Lira to "Cinco Salsa" by Sverre Indris Joner/HSC/Kork. Mary tells them that they are still her favorite couple, but during the salsa, it just looked uncomfortable and they didn't have the chemistry. Guest judge Christina Applegate tells them she got distracted by the music and felt that they got lost in the music too. Nigel tells them that it was just too slow and nothing much was really going on for him.
During the results, Matthew was announced safe due to his jazz in Week 2.
Week 4 (August 15, 2012)Edit
In the package, the dancers must share their favorite moments from the show. Matthew shares that his favorite moment was Ade Obayomi and Lauren Froderman's 80's jazz piece in Season 7. This week's theme required dancers to perform past routines by Mia Michaels. Audrey and partner Matthew danced a contemporary to "Time", which was originally performed by Lacey Schwimmer and Neil Haskell in Season 3. Mary tells Matthew that she didn't feel the real passion and truth from him. Nigel tells the two that it needed a little more emotion because they focused too much on the dance steps.
During the results, Audrey was announced safe due to her salsa in Week 3.
- Matthew loves hiking and cats.
- He is terrified of sharks.
- He has 6 tattoos.
- Before he started dancing, he played golf.
|Season 9 Contestants|
Alexa Anderson · Amber Jackson · Amelia Lowe · Audrey Case · Brandon Mitchell · Chehon Wespi-Tschopp · Cole Horibe · Cyrus Spencer · Daniel Baker · Dareian Kujawa · Eliana Girard · George Lawrence · Janaya French · Janelle Issis · Lindsay Arnold · Matthew Kazmierczak · Nick Bloxsom-Carter · Tiffany Maher · Will Thomas · Witney Carson