Alan Bersten says choreography on SYTYCD was ‘full circle’

DWTS pro Alan Bersten talks about his dance debut on SYTYCD, a show he performed in nine years ago, calling it a “full loop” moment.

Dancing with the stars pro Alan Bersten is considering joining the list of choreographers for So you think you can dancea show he appeared on in 2013. Alan was a longtime member of the DWTS troupe before being promoted to professional dancer in the show’s 25th season. Alan’s celebrity partners include Olympian Mirai Nagasu, model Alexis Ren, actress Skai Jackson and television host Amanda Kloots. Alan won the 28th season of DWTS with Bachelorette star Hannah Brown.

Alan participated in the 10th season of SYTYCD, where he tried out with his brother, Gene. Alan made the top 20 and took part in the live shows, while Gene was cut just before. Alan reached the Top 12 before being eliminated. The dancer was on the show at 19 and has gained experience dancing in styles other than ballroom, including jazz, contemporary and hip-hop. Other SYTYCD candidates rotated DWTS the pros returned to choreographing the Fox Dance Competition, including Jenna Johnson, also from season 10, Dmitry Chaplin and Lacey Schwimmer.


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On the last episode of SYTYCD, where the top 12 was revealed, Alan choreographed a fun jive routine for contemporary dancer Ralyn Johnson and ballroom dancer Carter Williams. In an interview with dance journalist Kristyn Burtt for Inside the Dance MagazineAlan called the show’s choreography a “full circle moment.” Alan can understand the nerves the dancers were going through saying, “I know exactly how they all feel, it’s scary,” but said he thought Ralyn and Carter made a “great” work with his routine. Alan also reflects on everything he has changed since competing on SYTYCDsaying he is “So grown up. » He also praised fellow ballroom dancer Carter, calling her “such a good partner.”

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Although Alan focuses on choreography for SYTYCD right now he’s still thinking about DWTS, which returns in the fall on Disney+. The show aired for 30 seasons on ABC, but the network decided to renew the series to have its 31st and 32nd series air exclusively on their streaming platform. Although Alan doesn’t officially know if he’ll be returning, he’s excited about the move to Disney+, saying: “I love it so much, I’m so grateful that we have two more seasons, and Disney+ is going to be awesome.”

If Alan’s choreography lives up to his jive, he’ll be a favorite on SYTYCD as a choreographer. Alan is an example of how SYTYCD creates stars in the dance industry, which is why it’s always so special when these stars return to their roots and offer their expertise to the next generation of dancers. Alan has become one of the most beloved pros in DWTSand it will be shocking if he is not invited back for the show’s 31st season.

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Source: Inside Dance Magazine

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