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Tanisha Belnap
Season Season 11
Birth date March 23, 1994
Hometown Payson, Utah
So You Think You Can Dance Profile
Genre Latin Ballroom
Partner(s) Nick Garcia
Rudy Abreu
Ryan Di Lello
Nick Lazzarini
Placement Top 8
All-Star Profile

Tanisha Belnap was a contestant on season 11 of So You Think You Can Dance. Her genre is Latin ballroom. She was eliminated on August 13, 2014.


Tanisha started dancing at the age of 4.

So You Think You Can DanceEdit

Tanisha first auditioned for season 10. She later returned for season 11 and auditioned in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Main article: Season 11 performances

Meet the Top 20 (July 2, 2014)Edit

Tanisha was paired up with Nick Garcia for the first live show of the season. They danced a cha-cha-cha choreographed by Louis van Amstel to "I'm a Freak" by Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull.

Week 1 (July 9, 2014)Edit

In the package, the pairs must interview each other in 10 seconds. Tanisha is paired up with Rudy Abreu and they perform a jazz choreographed by Sonya Tayeh to "You Need" by The Bengsons.

Week 2 (July 16, 2014)Edit

In the package, dancers must reveal something America didn't know about their partner. Rudy and Tanisha performed a Broadway choreographed by Warren Carlyle to "Sing Sing Sing" (Part 2) from Fosse.

Tanisha landed in the Bottom 6 but was not eliminated.

Week 3 (July 23, 2014)Edit

In the package, dancers must talk about their first dance recital. Tanisha and Rudy performed a hip-hop choreographed by Dave Scott to "Good Kisser" by Usher. Later in the show, Tanisha performed a contemporary piece choreographed by Sonya Tayeh with Brooklyn Fullmer, Casey Askew, Emily James, Serge Onik, Emilio Dosal, Valerie Rockey, and Zack Everhart.

Week 4 (July 30, 2014)Edit

In the package, dancers must tell viewers something their partner would bring to the Top 10. Tanisha and Rudy performed a contemporary choreographed by Mandy Moore to "Seduces Me" by Celine Dion. Later in the show, Tanisha performed a contemporary piece choreographed by Mandy Moore with Carly Blaney, Jacque LeWarne, Jessica Richens, Valerie Rockey, Emily James, and Bridget Whitman.

Week 5 (August 6, 2014)Edit

Tanisha and all-star partner Ryan Di Lello performed an Argentine Tango choreographed by Miriam Larici and Leonardo Barrionuevo to "The Gaucho's Pain" by Tango Jointz.

Week 6 (August 13, 2014)Edit

In the package, dancers must talk about the dancer/person who inspires them the most. Tanisha and all-star partner Nick Lazzarini performed a contemporary choreographed by Stacey Tookey to "She's Out of My Life" by Michael Jackson. She also performed a ballroom solo to "Warrior" by Havana Brown.

She was eliminated at the end of the show.

Finale (September 3, 2014)Edit

Tanisha reunited with Rudy Abreu to perform their Top 20 showcase week Sonya Tayeh jazz routine to "You Need" by The Bengsons for judge Jenna Dewan-Tatum's pick.





  • Tanisha is allergic to chlorine. 
  • She has 11 siblings and 26 nieces and nephews.
  • Her dream dance partner is Travis Wall.

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