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Gavin Tsang

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Late arrival in the dance world - helps out in his parents' Chinese takeaway.

Gavin's Progress

Week 1: Performed a Contemporary dance with Chloë.

Week 2: Performed a Broadway routine with Chloë.

Chloë and Gavin were one of the two couples to receive the least number of votes from the public in week 2 and ended up in the dance-off. Sadly the judges decided that Gavin should leave the competition in Week 2.

Watch Gavin's interview about leaving SYTYCD.

Week 6: Gavin returned to the show, in a non-competing role, for a group dance. Watch all the dances and the Final show here.


Gavin got into dance relatively late, when he was 18, after landing the role of Danny Zuko in a school production of Grease. The show's choreographer spotted he had talent and encouraged him to continue training with her. At the time he could naturally hip hop dance after watching lots of music videos on TV, although he had no formal dance training.

After meeting Jessie Lee Santos (one of Britney Spears' backing dancers) while he was on a two day dance workshop in Shrewsbury, Gavin knew that dance was the life for him. Jessie encouraged Gavin to finish his classical training so that he could continue to develop and perfect his skills as a hip hop street dancer.

Having decided to forge ahead with his dancing career, he studied at Merseyside Dance School. Over the three years at Merseyside he embraced a variety of styles and now wants to excel as a diverse dancer. After graduating he kept taking a number of classes at Merseyside and at Pineapple in London. He was a dance captain on Costa Cruises for 7 months around South East Asia. He danced in the chorus for The King and I at the Royal Albert Hall in 2009 with Daniel Dae Kim and Maria Friedman in the lead roles.

Other links

Gavin's Facebook Fan Page.

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