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Cole Horibe
Season Season 9
Birthday August 26, 1985
Age 36
Hometown Honolulu, Hawaii
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Age during Season 26
Partner(s) Lindsay Arnold
Anya Garnis (all-star)
Allison Holker (all-star)
Melanie Moore (all-star)
Eliana Girard
Placement Top 6
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Cole Horibe (born August 26, 1985) is a Martial Arts Fusion dancer. He competed in the ninth season of So You Think You Can Dance and placed in the Top 6.


Horibe was born and raised in Honolulu. He graduated from the University of Hawaii with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies. After dancing for three years in high school, he quit dancing, believing he had relatively little talent in dance (as opposed to martial arts) and continued to train in various martial arts and studied acting - his career aspiration. Having studied martial arts for most of his life, Cole incorporates a martial arts flavor into his choreography - a dance style which he calls "Martial Arts Fusion." His sister Cara Horibe is a member of the dance troupe Fanny Pak, which performed in contention on the television show America's Best Dance Crew. He has been trained in jazz, hip-hop, ballet, modern, and ballroom.

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Horibe first auditioned for season 9 in Los Angeles, California.

To see all of Cole Horibe's performances from Season 9, click here.


Horibe has since performed in Broadway productions of The King and I (Lincoln Center Theatre Broadway Revival, 2015) and M. Butterfly (Broadway Revival Production, 2017)as well as Off-Broadway in Kung Fu (Signature Theatre Company Production, 2014) as Bruce Lee. He as guest starred in film and television, Hawaii Five-O, Another Dance With Death, Unspoken and Precision.





  • Cole is a descendant from the famous 47 Ronin Samurai.
  • He not only takes his dancing seriously, but he also takes his acting very seriously.
  • He, along with Chehon and Cyrus, have a hand gesture signifying that all their names start with the letter C. They call themselves "Cx3".