Thursday, September 17, 2009

Deaf Dancer Wows Judges

A deaf dancer auditioned for season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance. Allison Becker tried out in Phoenix, Arizona. The deaf contemporary dancer showed her skill to the sounds of The Fray's You Found Me. When she finishes her routine Nigel blew her kisses and signed that he loves her. He told Allison she lacked some technical skill, but her dance was beautiful and moving. Mary Murphy agreed and burst into tears, saying "Though I am crying, I want you to know how happy you just made me." She told the audience her cousin is deaf, so Allison's passion really touched her. Allison was given a pass to Las Vegas and assigned choreography. Her response to the judges: "I'll be great in choreography!" Here's a video with her (captioning included).