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Yanet Fuentes

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Contemporary / Salsa / Hip Hop

Passionate Latin performer who wishes her family back in Havana could see her on the show.

Yanet's Progress

Week 1: Performed an American Smooth Foxtrot with Robbie.

Week 2: Performed a Hip Hop routine with Robbie.

Week 3: Performed a Salsa routine with Tommy.

Week 4: Performed a Lindy Hop dance with Robbie.

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

Watch Yanet's interview on leaving SYTYCD.

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


Hailing from Cuba, Yanet began her journey in dance as a gymnastics student, following in her parents' footsteps as sportspeople. However she soon realised that her heart lay in dancing. She then spent seven years at the National School of Art & Dance in Havana.

Since coming to the UK, Yanet has worked in many different jobs. Some of these include: two West End musicals, TV appearances (on The Generation Game, This Morning, and The Paul O'Grady Show), starring in music videos for Alicia Keys, Craig David, ABS and Tinchy Stryder and N'Dubz, as well as appearing in TV commercials for Sanex, Nokia and Atec.

She is a three-time Tropicana World Open Salsa Champion and travels the world teaching and performing her own Latin dance shows.

Yanet was convinced by a couple of friends to audition for SYTYCD and after some pushing, came to believe it would be a great experience for her as a dancer.

Other links

Yanet's Facebook Fan Page.

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