Robert Roldan


Dance Specialty
Thousand Oaks, CA
Age at audition
Current age

Robert Roldan took his first Hip Hop class at age 11. His birthday is July 21st 1990. After graduating from high school, he performed with the "Bad Boys of Dance" for a year and a half in Maryland. But, he has lived in Thousand Oaks, California his whole life. In addition to dance, he enjoys singing, acting and fashion.

He auditioned for SYTYCD in season 7. He got a ticket to Vegas and danced through all rounds of Vegas week. Adam Shankman met with Roldan and Billy Bell to congratulate them on making the top 11. During the live shows he competed styles including Ballroom, Hip Hop, Bollywood, Broadway, Contemporary and Jazz. The most memorable dance of the season was Fix You with Allison Holker choreographed by Travis Wall based on his mother's struggles in life. Roldan was in the bottom 3 twice and in the bottom 2 twice also. He made it to the end of the show finishing in 3rd place behind Kent Boyd and winner, Lauren Froderman.

After SYTYCD, he was an all star on season 8 of the show. He substituted for Mitchell Kelly for the first Top 20 Performances on season 8, due to an elbow injury. Robert performed a Sonya Tayeh jazz routine with Caitlin Kinney. However, in summer 2012 he suffered a major accident that left him unable to compete as an all star in season 9 of the show. To this day he continues to express how grateful he is for a second chance in life. He made his dancing debut after the accident in season 10 of SYTYCD with a dance with Tucker Knox, who also suffered a car accident which left him paralyzed and was told he would never dance again. It was called Medicine and was choreographed by Travis Wall. It was about Travis and his brother Danny Tidwell who was a contestant on season 2 of the show. He also returned for season 11 and 12 of SYTYCD as an all star. He danced alongside season 12's winner Gaby Diaz in the finale in a contemporary number choreographed by Mandy Moore called Angel. In the finale, he also danced with Hailee Payne who placed 4th in season 12 in a Jazz piece choreographed by Nick Flores and RJ Durrell called Haunted.

Besides SYTYCD, he has been in Glee, Motive and Grace as a dancer. In 2015, he landed a main acting and dancing role in the film Breaking Through. He has toured with dance makers inc and been in Sheena Grobb's music video for Get Out Alive alongside Kathryn McCormick. In 2016, he also performed alongside some of his SYTYCD alumni at the Billboard Music Awards for P!nk's set list.

In 2016, he competed alongside J.T. Church as his all star mentor on season 13 of So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation. Their dance The Mirror choreographed by Travis Wall has received nearly 17 million views on Facebook. And their Stand in the light dance choreographed by Mandy Moore has been viewed over 2 million times. JT was runner up in the competition alongside Robert. Roldan is currently an all star on Season 14 of SYTYCD.