Shane Sparks

Shane Sparks


Cincinnati, OH

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Born and raised in Cincinnati, OH, So You Think You Can Dance hip-hop choreographer Shane Sparks recognized his talent for dance at an early age, performing in hometown talent shows and high school showcases. After graduating from high school, Sparks moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams.…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Shane started dancing at the age of eleven, when he went to an Easter ball.

    • Shane has two older sisters named Rene and Buffy.

    • Shane has his own signature line of t-shirts, hats and posters called S STYLE.

    • Shane won the American Choreography Award along with Dave Scott and Robert Hoffman for the feature film You Got Served. (2004)

    • He was promoted from choreographer to judge for Season 2 of So You Think You Can Dance.

    • In 2006 he has been in demand to teach master classes and workshops from Florida to Japan. His face can be spotted on every dance publication and website across the country.

    • Sparks was a judge for the 2004 World Hip-Hop Championship. He was also a choreographer for the Wade Robson workshop held in Miami.

    • Sparks was the choreographer for *NSYNC's 2004 "Challenge for the Children" Celebrity Basketball Game at the Office Depot Center in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

    • Sparks has worked with artists such as Lindsay Lohan, Marques Houston and Omarion of B2K on the film "You Got Served."

    • Can currently be seen choreographing hip-hop routines on "So You Think You Can Dance."

  • Quotes

    • Shane: My style is a little bit of everything. One minute it'll be straight dirty hip hop, the next it'll be hip hop with a little pop feel, and next there'll be a little jazz. No matter what, it's always very sexy and aggressive. It's all about movin' your chest and hips in a rhythmic way without losin' the beat and killin' it all at the same time. But put your heart into it and be real.