No matter the style, 12-year-old Sean Lew attacks every movement with technique and flair. Sean landed his first professional gig dancing on “Glee” at age 8, and has since appeared on “The X Factor” and the Kids’ Choice Awards. Last September, a video of Sean dancing a Miguel Zarate combination to Lady Gaga’s “Applause” went viral, making him an overnight sensation. More recently, Sean has taken his talents to the road, touring the U.S. with The PULSE On Tour as an Elite Protégé.
"If you ever have a dream, no matter your age, don’t let anyone put you down. Never give up until you reach that goal."
(Photo by Miya Lew)
Birthday: November 25, 2001
Hometown: Walnut, CA
Studio: Mather Dance Studio
Who would play him in a movie? “I would audition for the role, of course!”
Favorite food: “My mom’s cooking.”
Hidden talent: “A lot of people don’t know I’m also a choreographer.”
His go-to stress reliever: “Playing basketball with my dad, and hanging out with my family in general, really helps me take my mind off things.”
Favorite dance movie: Step Up 3D
Dream dance role: “I’d love to have my own TV show or to perform with any huge artist.”
When I was 11, the routine I did at my year-end dance recital was a lyrical-ballet hybrid thing to that weird and totally unknown song "Every Heart Needs a Home." It was awful.
These days, 11 year olds are way more talented. They're downright fierce.
Take, for example, 11-year-old Sean Lew. You've probably already heard of him since he's been dancing professionally since he was 8.
In this video, check out Sean dancing a Miguel Zarate-choreographed routine to Lady Gaga's "Applause."
Way cooler than "Every Heart Needs a Home."