9 Dancers We Want to See on "SYTYCD" Season 16

Season 15's Top 10 in a Luther Brown number (Michael Becker/FOX)

"So You Think You Can Dance" is back for a 16th season, and we are SO HERE FOR IT! Especially because there are tons of gorgeous dancers we're obsessed with RN and would love to see up on that "SYTYCD" stage. Here are nine people we hope are planning to audition.


Madison Cubbage

Pure dance perfection. The 205K Instagram followers are just a bonus.

Justin Pham

He didn't quite make it to the live shows last season—but we think 2019 is his year!

Rachael Blanchard

Another favorite from last season who didn't make it to the Top 10. Rachael, come back!

Courtney Thurston

Honestly, we're shocked Courtney hasn't already appeared on—and won—"SYT."

Zackery Torres

Remember Zackery from "Dance Moms"? He's only become more stellar since then, and he definitely knows his way around a TV camera.

Ali Nagy

You may not know the fabulously talented Ali Nagy yet, but that's exactly why she needs to be on the show.

Taylor Knight

It honestly doesn't get any cooler than Taylor Knight. And her versatility is insane.

Ashlynn Malia

In addition to being a rockstar dancer, Ashlynn Malia is an amazing songwriter with tons of personality, making her a great fit for "SYTYCD."

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