Danny Tidwell

Born Aug 1, 1984

Daniel Arnold Tidwell is best known for being the runner-up on Fox's third season of So You Think You Can Dance in 2007. Tidwell began dancing as a child, at first focusing on jazz before changing to ballet while attending Kirov Academy of Ballet at the age of fifteen. He has worked in elite companies, including the American Ballet Theater.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Danny Tidwell.


1984 Birth Born on August 1, 1984.


2002 17 Years Old In 2002, Tidwell submitted his audition tape to participate in the prestigious, quadrennial USA International Ballet Competition (USA IBC). … Read More
2003 18 Years Old 1 More Event
Just two months later, Tidwell joined the Studio Company - without an audition - and soon after, in May 2003, he was promoted into their corps de ballet just before the ABT's 2003 season began at the Metropolitan Opera House. … Read More
2004 19 Years Old Tidwell left the ABT in 2004, shocking the dance world and those who knew him.


Over the next two years, Tidwell dabbled in various pursuits. He performed contemporary works by choreographers Nacho Duato, Jiri Killian, William Forsythe, Kirk Peterson and Robert Hill. In 2005, Tidwell was featured as one of Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch (appearing on the cover) and Pointe Magazine's Top 10 VIP.
2006 21 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2006, Tidwell joined Complexions Contemporary Ballet for a season under the direction of company founders Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson. … Read More
In June 2007, based on his New York City audition, Tidwell was asked directly to Las Vegas callbacks without a second audition. … Read More
2008 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Tidwell appeared on the February 2008 cover of movmnt magazine, with Sabra Johnson, as part of an article about "Keep It Real", the magazine's non-profit organization.
2009 24 Years Old In September 2009, Tidwell had his Broadway debut as a castmember in "Memphis."
2010 25 Years Old He performed in April 2010 on Dancing with the Stars with New York City Ballet principal, Tiler Peck, on a piece choreographed by Travis Wall. … Read More
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