Monday, March 31, 2008

Guilty Pleasure...

I'll be honest and tell you I enjoy watching many of reality TVs, but So You Think You Can Dance is one of the few which I didn't really follow. However, I would have definitely changed my mind if only I knew cutie like Neil Haskell was in it! Luckily, thanks to YouTube, I've been able to re-experience the beauty and talent of this 20-year-old dancer!

Neil David Haskell (born April 16, 1987 in Clarence Centre, NY) is an American contemporary dancer. He is best known as a contestant on So You Think You Can Dance where he finished third in the final four.

Neil is the beautiful and talented dancer who first started dancing at age 5 at the David DeMarie Dance Studio in Clarence, NY, and Ameri- can Academy of Ballet in Williamsville, NY. At age 14, he began inten- sive training in ballet at the Chautauqua Institution for three summers. He attended Point Park University for a year, majoring in dance.

Neil has described his dance style as jazz/ballet. He earned the title of 'Male Dancer of the Year' at the American Dance Awards in 2005. He got his equity card the summer before auditioning for the TV show.

He has performed in the Twyla Tharp Broadway show The Times They Are A-Changin', with music by Bob Dylan, and in Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera's performances Grease, 42nd Street, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Beauty and the Beast. Neil recently landed a spot in MTV's new musical, The American Mall which will start filming in January 2008 for broadcast and DVD release in summer 2008.

Seriously, who could possibly NOT to have a crush on Neil? To me, he's got this perfect balance of cute and hot going on, and he seems like a really nice geniun guy. I wish his dancing career can go as far as his talent, motivation, and hard work can take him! Good luck Neil!

1 comment:

Kenneth Johnson aka Sebastien Penn said...

i absolutely loved the performance he did with sabra to the music of Eurythmic's Sweet Dream. When he did that gymastic swing over the table...i literally fell sideways swooning.