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Season 11
Season Run May 28, 2014 - September 3, 2014
Judges Nigel Lythgoe
Mary Murphy
Host(s) Cat Deeley
Ricky Ubeda
Origin Miami, Florida
Genre(s) Contemporary
Valerie Rockey
Previous Season Season 10
Next Season Season 12

Season 11 of So You Think You Can Dance premiered on May 28, 2014. Ricky Ubeda was crowned America's Favorite Dancer, with Valerie Rockey as runner-up.


Instead of the usual Vegas Week, callbacks were instead held in Pasadena, California. Unlike the two previous seasons which crowned two winners, this season returned to only having one winner. America's Favorite Dancer will be awarded $250,000, a chance to grace the cover of Dance Spirit magazine, and a role in the Broadway Musical On the Town. For the first time in all eleven seasons, there was no telephone voting this year. All voting was limited to online or via an app.


Air Date Venue City Audition Date Guest judge
June 18, 2014 Fox Theater Atlanta, Georgia January 13, 2014 Lil Buck
Jenna Dewan-Tatum
June 11, 2014 Merriam Theater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania January 20, 2014 Misty Copeland
Billy Porter
May 28, 2014 Ernest N. Morial Convention Center New Orleans, Louisiana January 31, 2014 Wayne Brady
May 28, 2014
June 4, 2014
Oriental Theater Chicago, Illinois February 27, 2014 Jenna Elfman
Fabrice Calmels
June 4, 2014
June 11, 2014
Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles, California March 23, 2014 Christina Applegate

Pasadena/LA Week[]

44 dancers remained after judges made cuts following each round of choreography. The judges were Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Adam Shankman, tWitch, Irina Dvorovenko, and Tara Lipinski.

Task/style Music Choreographer(s)
Individual solo Dancer's choice Dancer
Hip-hop "#thatPOWER" - Christopher Scott
Jazz "F For You" - Disclosure ft. Mary J. Blige Sonya Tayeh
Cha-cha-cha "Timber" - Pitbull ft. Kesha Anya Garnis & Dmitry Chaplin
Contemporary "Lay Me Down" - Sam Smith Travis Wall
Group routines Chosen at random by the dancers from a selection on songs Dancers
Individual solo (last chance) Dancer's choice Dancer


Top 20[]

Female Contestants[]

Finalist Age Home Town Dance style Placement
Valerie Rockey 20 Indianapolis, Indiana Tap Runner-up
Jessica Richens 18 Yorba Linda, California Jazz 3rd Place
Jacque LeWarne 18 Clive, Iowa Ballet Top 6
Tanisha Belnap 20 Payson, Utah Latin Ballroom Top 8
Bridget Whitman 20 Tempe, Arizona Contemporary Top 10
Carly Blaney 19 Wyckoff, New Jersey Contemporary Top 14
Emily James 21 North Kingstown, Rhode Island Contemporary Top 14
Brooklyn Fullmer 18 Provo, Utah Latin Ballroom Top 16
Jourdan Epstein 24 Plymouth, Minnesota Ballet Top 18
Malene Ostergaard 25 Aarhus, Denmark Latin Ballroom Top 20

Male Contestants[]

Finalist Age Home Town Dance style Placement
Ricky Ubeda 18 Miami, Florida Contemporary Winner
Zack Everhart 20 Kennesaw, Georgia Tap 4th Place
Casey Askew 19 Seattle, Washington Contemporary
Rudy Abreu 19 Miami, Florida Contemporary Top 8
Emilio Dosal 23 Houston, Texas Hip-hop/Popping Top 10
Serge Onik 26 Upper Saddle River, New Jersey Latin Ballroom Top 14
Teddy Coffey 19 Rochester, New York Hip-hop/Tap Top 14
Marcquet Hill 18 South Jordan, Utah Latin Ballroom Top 16
Stanley Glover 19 Chicago, Illinois Contemporary Top 18
Nick Garcia 18 Miami, Florida Latin Ballroom Top 20


Just like the previous two seasons, this season featured a combination of the Top 20 format and the All-star format from season 7. During weeks 5 and 6, different all-stars from past seasons came and partnered up with a contestant for that week. The all-stars, their respective seasons, genre, and partners were:

All-star Season Genre(s) Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Finale
Nick Lazzarini 1 Contemporary Tanisha
Allison Holker 2 Contemporary Rudy
Anya Garnis 3 Ballroom Ricky
Jaimie Goodwin Contemporary Ricky
Comfort Fedoke 4 Hip-hop Casey
Stephen "tWitch" Boss Hip-hop Jessica Jacque Valerie
William Wingfield Modern Jessica Jacque
Ade Obayomi 5 Contemporary/Modern Valerie Jessica
Brandon Bryant Contemporary Bridget
Kathryn McCormick 6 Contemporary Casey Ricky
Ryan Di Lello Ballroom Tanisha Valerie
Lauren Froderman 7 Contemporary Ricky
Robert Roldan Contemporary/Jazz Jessica
Chehon Wespi-Tschopp 9 Ballet Jacque
Aaron Turner 10 Tap Valerie
Amy Yakima Contemporary Zack
Fik-Shun Stegall Hip-hop Zack
Jasmine Harper Contemporary/Hip-hop Emilio
Jenna Johnson Ballroom Rudy
Makenzie Dustman Contemporary Zack Casey

Elimination Chart[]

Contestants are listed in reverse chronological order of elimination.

Female Male Bottom 4 contestants Injury Bottom 6 contestants
Week: 7/9 7/16 7/23 7/30 8/6 8/13 8/20 9/3
Contestant Result
Jessica Richens Btm 6
Ricky Ubeda
Valerie Rockey
Zack Everhart Btm 6 Btm 4
Casey Askew Btm 6 Btm 6 Btm 4 Elim
Jacque LeWarne Btm 4 Btm 4
Rudy Abreu Elim
Tanisha Belnap Btm 6
Emilio Dosal Btm 6 Elim
Bridget Whitman Btm 6 Btm 6
Serge Onik Btm 6 Btm 6 Elim
Carly Blaney
Teddy Coffey Btm 6
Emily James Btm 6
Marcquet Hill Elim
Brooklyn Fullmer Btm 6
Stanley Glover Elim
Jourdan Epstein Btm 6
Nick Garcia Elim
Malene Ostergaard

Performance Shows[]

Main article: Season 11 performances