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Gaby Diaz on SYTYCD-USA Season 1

Information about Gaby Diaz's appearance on the United States version of the "So You Think You Can Dance" competition television program. See also SYTYCD USA other TV Dance Competitions and more about Tap Dancing on Television.

TAP DANCER'S NAME: Gaby Diaz
HOME TOWN: Miami, Florida, United States
WHERE SHE AUDITIONED: Detroit, Michigan, United States
YEAR SHE COMPETED: 2015
SYTYCD SEASON: Season 12
AGE WHEN SHE COMPETED: 19
ELIMINATION DATE: Not Eliminated
FINISH: First Place (season Champion)

Audition
Gaby Diaz first auditioned for the 12th eason of "So You Think You Can Dance" in Dallas, Texas. She was cut during that audition because the judges felt her dance was too busy. She listened to their feedback and re-auditioned in Detroit, Michigan, where she was advanced to the Vegas round.

Episodes and Videos

Episode 2 - June 8, 2015
The Detroit auditions episode featured the performance that advanced Gaby Diaz to the Las Vegas Callbacks Episode.
VIDEO:
Audition of tap dancer Gaby Diaz

Episode 7 - July 13, 2015
Top 20 performance episode. Gaby Diaz performed a trio contemporary dance in the "Meet the Top 20" Segment with Derek Piquette and Moises Parra to the Max Richter song "Luminous", chroeographed by Stacey Tookey.
VIDEO: Contemporary Trio: Gaby, Derek, Moises

Episode 8 - July 20, 2015
Top 20 performances and the first eliminations of the season. Gaby Diaz performed a quartet Bollywood dance with Burim Jusufi, Edson Juarez Bollywood, and Lily Frias to the Ek Paheli Leela song "Dhoi Baaje", choreographed by Nakul Dev Mahajan.
VIDEO: Bollywood Quartet: Gaby, Burim, Edson, Lily

Episode 9 - July 27, 2015
Top 18 performance episode plus elimination of 2 dancers. Gaby Diaz performed a trio African Jazz dance with Ariana Crowder and Burim Jusufe to the Lord Kraven song "Gorilla", choreographed by Sean Cheesman.
VIDEO: African Jazz Trio: Gaby, Burim, Ariana

Episode 10 - August 3, 2015 (Top 16) Performance
Top 16 performance episode plus elimination of 2 dancers. Gaby Diaz performed a duo Broadway dance with Virgil Gadson to the Sammy Davis, Jr. song "Where or When", choreographed by Al Blackstone.
VIDEO: Broadway Duo: Gaby Diaz and Virgil Gadson

Episode 11 - August 10, 2015 (Top 14) Performance
Top 14 performance episode plus a double elimination that sent 4 dancers home. Gaby Diaz performed a duo contemporary dance with Eddy Eskridge to the Ledisi song "Take My Hand Precious Lord" (from the film Selma), choreographed by Stacey Tookay. She also performed a hip hop dance with All Star Joshua.
VIDEO: Contemporary Duo: Gaby Diaz and Eddy Eskridge
VIDEO: Gaby and All-Star Joshua Hip Hop Dance

Episode 12 - August 17, 2015
Top 10 performance episode plus elimination of 2 dancers. Gaby Diaz performed a solo tap dance to the Yasmin "Yazz" Evans song "Can't Truss 'Em". She also performed a duo hip hop dance with Joshua Allen to the Missy Elliot song "I'm Really Hot", choreographed by Christopher Jennings and Krystal Meraz.
SOLO VIDEO: Gaby Diaz "Can't Truss Em" Tap Dance
DUO VIDEO: Gaby and Joshua "I'm Really Hot" Hip Hop Dance

Episode 13 - August 24, 2015
Top 8 performance episode plus elimination of 2 dancers. Gaby Diaz performed a solo tap dance to the Santana Song "Oye Como Va".She also performed a duo contemporary dance with Robert Roldan to the Sarah McLachlan song "Angel", choreographed by Mandy Moore.
SOLO VIDEO: Gaby Diaz "Oye Como Va" Tap Dance
DUO VIDEO: Gabby and All Star Robert Contemporary Dance

Episode 14 - August 31, 2015
Top 6 performance episode plus elimination of 2 dancers. Gaby Diaz performed a solo tap dance to the Christian McBride and Dee Dee Bridgewater song "It's Your Thing". She also performed a duo Broadway dance with Jim Nowakowski to the Michael Buble song "Fever", choreographed by Josh Bergasse. She also dide a jazz dance with all-star dancer Marco.
SOLO VIDEO: Gaby Diaz "It's Your Thing" Tap Dance
DUO VIDEO: Gaby and Jim "Fever" Broadway Dance
DUO VIDEO: Gaby With All-Star Marco" Jazz Dance

Episode 15 - September 7, 2015
Week 1 of the season finale. The episode featured performances by the top 4 dancers: Gaby Diaz, Hailee Payne, Jana Vankova, and Virgil Gadson. Gaby Diaz performed five times on this episode. She performed a solo tap dance to the Sergio Mendez song "Magalenha" and a duo tap dance with Zack Everhart to the song "Dibidy Dop" choreographed by Anthony Morigerato. She also performed a duo lyrical hip hop dance with Virgil Gadson to "Slip" by Elliott Moss, a duo jazz dance with jaja Vankova to "Woman Oh Mama", and a duo contemporary dance with Hailee Payne to "Do Not Hang Your Head".
SOLO VIDEO:
Gaby Diaz Magalenha" Tap Dance
DUO VIDEO: Gabby and Zack "Dibidy Dop" Tap Dance
DUO VIDEO: Gabby and Virgil "Slip" Lyrical Hip Hop Dance
DUO VIDEO: Gaby and Hailee "Do Not Hang Your Head" Contemporary Dance
DUO VIDEO: Gaby and Jaja "Woman Oh Woman" Jazz Dance

Episode 16 - September 14, 2015
Week 2 of the season finale. Gaby Diaz performed three times on the final episode of So You Think You Can Dance USA, season 12. She three repeat performances selecgted by the judges: a duo contemporary dance with Neptune Eskridge to "Take My Hand", a duo hip hop dance with Joshua Allen to "I'm Really Hot", and a duo contemporary dancewith Robert Rildan to "Angel".
DUO VIDEO: Gaby and Neptune "Take My Hand" Contemporary Dance
DUO VIDEO: Gaby and All Star Joshua "I'm Really Hot" Hip Hop Dance
DUO VIDEO: Gaby and Robert "Angel" Contemporary Dance



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