Danny Tidwell
S3 Danny Tidwell
Season Season 3
Birthday August 1, 1984 - March 6, 2020
Age 35
Hometown Norfolk, Virginia
So You Think You Can Dance Profile
Dance style Contemporary
Partner(s) Anya Garnis
Lacey Schwimmer
Sara Von Gillern
Lauren Gottlieb
Neil Haskell
Sabra Johnson
Placement 2nd Place
All-Star Profile
Daniel "Danny" Arnold Tidwell (August 1, 1984 – March 6, 2020) was a Contemporary dancer. He competed during the third season of So You Think You Can Dance and he was the Runner-Up behind Sabra Johnson.


Tidwell began dancing as a child, at first focusing on jazz before changing to ballet while attending Kirov Academy of Ballet at the age of fifteen. He has worked in elite companies, including the American Ballet Theatre. He has also performed the works of renowned choreographers, including Debbie Allen, William Forsythe and Mia Michaels. He is Travis Wall's brother, a runner-up of the second season of "So You Think You Can Dance."

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To see all of Danny Tidwell's performances from Season 3, click here.


Tidwell appeared on the February 2008 cover of movmnt magazine, with Sabra Johnson, as part of an article about "Keep It Real", the magazine's non-profit organization.

Tidwell, along with many previous finalists of So You Think You Can Dance, performed during American Idol's second annual Idol Gives Back charity event in April 2008. At the time, Nigel Lythgoe produced both shows. Tidwell was a guest teacher on the 2007-2008 tour of JUMP: the Alternative Convention. In September 2009, Tidwell had his Broadway debut as a castmember in "Memphis." He performed in April 2010 on Dancing with the Stars with New York City Ballet principal, Tiler Peck, on a piece choreographed by Travis Wall.

Since September 2010, Tidwell lived in Oslo where he was hired as a soloist for Norway's National Ballet. Tidwell was the Artistic Director of Movmnt Magazine.

Tidwell died on March 6, 2020 in a car accident at the age of 35.

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