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Ricky Ubeda
Ricky11
Season Season 11
Birth date December 4, 1995
Hometown Miami, Florida
So You Think You Can Dance Profile
Genre Contemporary
Partner(s) Jessica Richens
Valerie Rockey
Lauren Froderman
Jaimie Goodwin
Anya Garnis
Kathryn McCormick
Zack Everhart
Placement Winner
All-Star Profile

Ricky Ubeda is the winner on season 11 of So You Think You Can Dance. His genre is contemporary.

BiographyEdit

Ricky started dancing at the age of 9 didn't get any technique training until the age of 12.

So You Think You Can DanceEdit

Ricky first auditioned for season 11 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Main article: Season 11 performances

Meet the Top 20 (July 2, 2014)Edit

Ricky was paired up with Jessica Richens for the first live show of the season. They danced a contemporary choreographed by Sonya Tayeh to "Vow" by Meredith Monk.

Week 1 (July 9, 2014)Edit

In the package, the pairs must interview each other in 10 seconds. Ricky is paired up with Valerie Rockey and they perform a contemporary choreographed by Travis Wall to "Oh Darling" by Gossling.

Week 2 (July 16, 2014)Edit

In the package, dancers must reveal something America didn't know about their partner. Valerie and Ricky performed a Viennese Waltz choreographed by So You Think You Can Dance alumni Lacey Schwimmer to "I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz.

Week 3 (July 23, 2014)Edit

In the package, dancers must talk about their first dance recital. Valerie and Ricky performed a Bollywood choreographed by Nakul Dev Mahajan to "Dilliwaali Girlfriend" from the Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani soundtrack. Later in the show, Ricky performed a jazz piece choreographed by Travis Wall with Carly BlaneyJacque LeWarneJessica RichensMarcquet HillBridget WhitmanRudy Abreu, and Teddy Coffey.

Week 4 (July 30, 2014)Edit

In the package, dancers must tell viewers something their partner would bring to the Top 10. Ricky and Valerie performed a hip-hop choreographed by Christopher "Pharside" Jennings and Krystal "Phoenix" Meraz to "Turn Down For What" by DJ Snake & Lil Jon. Later in the show, Ricky performed a contemporary piece choreographed by Travis Wall with Rudy Abreu, Teddy Coffey, Emilio Dosal, Zack Everhart, Serge Onik, and Casey Askew.

Week 5 (August 6, 2014)Edit

Ricky and all-star partner Lauren Froderman performed a Rockabilly Jazz choreographed by Mandy Moore to "Bossa Nova Baby" (Viva Remix) by Elvis Presley.

Week 6 (August 13, 2014)Edit

In the package, dancers must talk about the dancer/person who inspires them the most. Ricky and all-star partner Jaimie Goodwin performed a contemporary choreographed by Travis Wall to "Smile" by Michael Jackson. He also performed a contemporary solo to "Hægt, kemur ljósið" by Ólafur Arnalds.

Week 7 (August 20, 2014)Edit

Ricky and all-star partner Anya Garnis performed a cha-cha-cha choreographed by Jean-Marc Genereux to "Dare (La La La)" by Shakira. He was also reunited with partner Valerie Rockey and they performed a Spencer Liff Broadway to "I've Got The World On a String" by Frank Sinatra. He performed a contemporary solo to "My Tears Are Becoming A Sea" by M83 as well.

Week 8 (August 27, 2014)Edit

Ricky reunited with Meet the Top 20 Week partner Jessica Richens and they danced a Ray Leeper jazz to "F for You" by Disclosure feat. Mary J. Blige. He also danced a Sean Cheesman African jazz with former partner Valerie Rockey to "Voices of Savannah" by DJ Chus and a Pharside Jennings & Krystal Meraz hip-hop with Zack Everhart to "The Antidote" by District 78. Ricky and all-star partner Kathryn McCormick performed a contemporary choreographed by Stacey Tookey to "Not About Angels" by Birdy. He performed a contemporary solo to "Skin & Bones" by David J. Roch as well.

Finale (September 3, 2014)Edit

For judge Debbie Allen's pick, Ricky reunited with Valerie Rockey to perform their Week 4 hip-hop routine choreographed by Pharside Jennings and Krystal Meraz to "Turn Down For What" by DJ Snake & Lil Jon. For Ricky's pick, he performed his Top 20 showcase week Sonya Tayeh contemporary with Jessica Richens to "Vow" by Meredith Monk. For Adam Shankman's pick, Ricky performed his Week 8 hip-hop routine with Zack Everhart choreographed by Pharside Jennings and Krystal Meraz hip-hop to "The Antidote" by District 78. He finished up the night with Valerie performing their Travis Wall contemporary from Week 2 as host Cat Deeley's pick. Ricky was then crowned as America's Favorite Dancer.

Post-SYTYCDEdit

Feb 2015 - As part of his winning package Ricky joined the cast of On the Town on Broadway. He then went on to be cast as Mister Mistoffelees in the Broadway revival of Cats the Musical.

MediaEdit

VideosEdit

Ricky Ubeda - So You Think You Can Dance - Season 11 Audition05:19

Ricky Ubeda - So You Think You Can Dance - Season 11 Audition

Ricky Ubeda Final Solo - SYTYCD Season 11 Pasadena Callbacks01:50

Ricky Ubeda Final Solo - SYTYCD Season 11 Pasadena Callbacks

So You Think You Can Dance - Jessica & Ricky "Vow" LIVE 7-2-1402:18

So You Think You Can Dance - Jessica & Ricky "Vow" LIVE 7-2-14

So You Think You Can Dance - Valerie & Ricky "Oh Darling" LIVE 7-9-1401:54

So You Think You Can Dance - Valerie & Ricky "Oh Darling" LIVE 7-9-14

So You Think You Can Dance - Valerie & Ricky "I Won't Give Up" LIVE 7-16-1402:09

So You Think You Can Dance - Valerie & Ricky "I Won't Give Up" LIVE 7-16-14


GalleryEdit

Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 00.20.22

TriviaEdit

  • Ricky's dream dance partner is Amy Yakima.
  • Ricky is Cuban
  • Ricky dated Casey Askew

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