Alex Wong has been in the headlines since So You Think You Can Dance series 7 began on the 27th May 2010. His breathtaking routines have been the topic of conversation for many. But where did this dancing phenomenon begin?
Alex Wong was Born in Canada and began Jazz and Tap training at the Age of 7. By the age of 10 he began Ballet training at the Goh Ballet Academy. Winning 2 junior titles in Tap and Show-dance. In 2003 Alex won a Bronze Medal in the Gennée International Ballet Competition. He became the first Canadian to win the Prix de Lausanne in Switzerland in 2004. Later that year Alex joined the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company. By 2005 he had danced with the American Ballet Theatre before joining Miami City Ballet.
Alex Wong became a household name when he auditioned for So You Think You Can Dance in 2010. So You Think You Can Dance is a reality television series which is now broadcast all over the world, with many countries adapting their own form of the series. Created by Simon Fuller the series began in 2005. All dancers from all walks of life are encouraged to audition. From the professional to street dancers. Auditions are held in Dallas, Nashville, Chicago and Miami with countless hopefuls all striving for the price of $100,000, a new car and a dancing contract. Alex Wong auditioned in 2010 and beat millions to become one of the top 11 who would perform weekly on live television. Over 5 weeks Alex gained millions of fans as he dazzled America with his awesome routines and personality.
“One of the recent highlights of my career was when we went to New York City Center this past January. After we danced ‘In The Upper Room’ Twyla Tharp surprised us by coming on stage, bowing with us, and then told us that it was the best she had ever seen the piece done. It was the best feeling in the world!”
Alex Wong’s Achilles Surgery
His Career Low-point must have been when he ruptured his Achilles Tendon in training for the show.
Doctors told Alex that the only treatment option viable for him was an operation to repair his Achilles. Alex underwent surgery on the 13th of July, and has been keeping fans up to date using Twitter and according to his posts he is doing well. After surgery Alex will need 2-3 months rest, followed by rehabilitation to return to full fitness. We wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to his return to So You Think You Can Dance next year.
For more information on what is involved in Achilles Surgery – click this link “Surgical Repair of Achilles Tendon Rupture“
Check out Alex’s Blog at thewinger.com
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