Monday, June 20, 2011

2 Filipinos competing in 'So You Think You Can Dance?' | Marko Germar, Tadd Gadduang

Two Filipinos made it to the Top 20 in "So You Think You Can Dance? Season 8", an American dance competition and TV reality show. They are Marko Germar and Tadd Gadduang.

Marko Germar (L) and Tadd Gadduang (R)

Marko Gemar, 22 years old, works as a dancer in Disneyland US and is an expert on Jazz. He is fondly called by his family "Kimboy" - which obviously is a very Filipino trait (lol). He trained since he was 10 at a dance studio where he learned Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Hip-Hop, Ballroom and Gymnastics. Prior to the training, Marko already learned street Hip-Hop at the age of 7.

Marko Germar

Meanwhile, Tadd Gadduang, is a 25-year old dancer from Salt Lake City, Utah. He began to dance at age 15 as a hobby, but eventually realized his passion for it after graduating from high school. Since he had no formal dance training like Marko, Tadd considers what he does "urban dancing." He is currently a second-year college student taking up Psychology. He learned Filipino Martial Art of Kali at the age of 6.

Tadd Gadduang

Noypi's Notes:

Whew! Another reason to get hooked up with the show. I hope they'll do great in the competition! Goodluck, Noypis!