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Skilled dancer Serge Onik, who’s finest identified for competing on So You Assume You Can Dance, has died. He was solely 33.
“He was a tremendous dancer with an enormous coronary heart and he touched the lives of everybody who met him,” president of The Motion Expertise Company, Jim Keith, mentioned in a press release to Us Weekly on Tuesday, August 24. “He might be actually missed. It is a unhappy day for us on the company and for the dance group as a complete. Our ideas and prayers exit to his family and friends presently.”
The circumstances surrounding his loss of life are unknown presently.
The Ukraine native made a reputation for himself in Hollywood after inserting within the high 14 on season 11 of So You Assume You Can Dance in 2014. He went on to work intently with Dancing With the Stars professionals Maksim Chmerkosvkiy and Val Chmerkovskiy as a choreographer on their ABC routines.
Onik was most not too long ago seen as a dancer in 2021’s Within the Heights. He was additionally a instructor on the Broadway Dance Middle in New York Metropolis. His different notable TV credit embrace Agent Carter, Bones and Jane the Virgin.
The choreographer’s credit span quite a lot of genres and exhibits, together with engaged on the Wynn Resorts Firm’s La Reve, The Wynn New Yr’s Present, SWAY: A Dance Trilogy, and Zendaya’s Neverland. Onik additionally labored intently with the NY Knicks Metropolis Dancers and lots of ice skaters.
TV host Kristyn Burtt, who interviewed Onik many instances over time, expressed her unhappiness over his passing on Tuesday.
“My coronary heart is damaged. 💔 Apart from being such an unimaginable expertise, you had been an incredible pal. You may be so missed, @sergeonik. 🙏🏻,” she wrote through Instagram.
Ballroom dancer Elena Grinenko shared a throwback picture in honor of the late performer, captioning it, “RIP @sergeonik. We going to overlook you 😪. I’m so unhappy that [the] world misplaced such a tremendous particular person such as you.”
Determine skater Ashley Cain-Gribble additionally penned a message of affection to Onik through social media. “It will damage for without end. relaxation in peace angel,” she wrote. “I’m fortunate to have lived on this planet similtaneously you ❤️.”
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