Ready for your jaw to hit the floor? Check out this video EIC Kate Lydon found. Holy balances, Batman!
The "baby ballerina" with the unbelievable technique is Joyce Cuoco, who became famous at a very young age performing with Boston Ballet. She appeared on the Ed Sullivan show in 1966; this video is probably from about that time (actually, it might be the Ed Sullivan performance—if anyone knows for sure, please tell us in the comments!). Later on, Cuoco performed at Radio City Music Hall and with the Stuttgart Ballet. If Wikipedia has it right, today she's the assistant to choreographer Youri Vámos and the director of a ballet school in Düsseldorf, Germany. What a phenomenal talent!
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
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Madison Jordan and Jarrod Tyler Paulson brought their real-life romance to the audition stage. (Adam Rose/FOX)
It's usually right around the third or fourth week of "So You Think You Can Dance" audition rounds that we start itching for the live shows. Sure, the auditions are fun, inspiring, and entertaining, but at a certain point, we reach audition saturation. (And the live shows are just so good and feature so much more Cat Deeley.)
All that said, Nigel and co. kept things spicy this week, so our attention remained firmly glued to the screen. (It's been 16 seasons—who are we to doubt Nigel Lythgoe, sir?) Here's how it all went down.