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Drew McOnie

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MGM-inspired dance choreographer and self-confessed dreamer.

Drew's Progress

Week 1: Performed a Jive with Anabel. In the dance-off, but saved by the judges.

Week 2: Performed a Contemporary routine with Hayley.

Week 3: Performed a Disco dance routine with Lizzie.

Week 4: Performed a Lyrical Hip Hop dance with Charlie.

Drew was one of the two male dancers, along with Robbie, to receive the least number of votes from the public. Sadly the judges decided that Drew should leave the competition in Week 4.

Watch Drew's interview on leaving SYTYCD.

Week 6: Alastair, Drew and Mark were recalled back to the show, in non-competing roles - in line with the show's contingency plans in such circumstances - after Robbie sustained a dislocated shoulder in rehearsals and was injured out of the competition.

Watch all the dances and the Final show here.


Born in 1985, Drew started dancing when he was 6, taking classes in disco and freestyle at his local dance school. He appeared in shows, playing the little boy in The Snowman in both the original West End production and video release.

He was awarded a scholarship to Tring Park School when he was 11. Whilst he was in training, he was offered a choreography scholarship from The National Youth Ballet Company to create his first piece called Monochrome Suite. He later went on to choreograph The Old Man of Lochnagar for the same company. This piece was composed by Nigel Hess, and taken from the book written by HRH Prince Charles with Drew being mentored by Matthew Bourne.

He left school before completing his A-Levels after being offered the opportunity to understudy the role of Mr Mistoffelees in Cats in Germany – his dream job. Later that year he auditioned for Matthew Bourne, and was cast in the international tour of Edward Scissorhands and went on to perform in Carmen, The Nutcracker, and the original cast of Dorian Grey. This year Drew has worked as choreographer on productions including The Full Monty (Frankfurt), Kes directed by Nikolai Foster (Liverpool Playhouse) and Aladdin (Kings Theatre, Glasgow).

Other links

Drew's Facebook Fan Page.

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