She is Pauline Mata, 19 years old, from West Covina California. Pauline is a Jazz dance teacher at Dellos Dance Studio in Walnut, California. Aside from dancing, her interests include singing karaoke and eating.
After the selection of the Top 20 for SYTYCD season 6, Pauline is still amazingly overwhelmed. “It still hasn’t clicked. I auditioned last season, made it to Top 32 but got cut before Top 20. And I’m surprised to be here now, because I got injured the last day of Vegas. I was wearing heels, I did a jump, I landed wrong, sprained my ankle and couldn’t do the choreography. When they told me that I’d made the Top 20, I lost it on stage. I’m so lucky to be here,” she said.
Pauline’s friend, Alexie Agdeppa, who’s also a Filipina, almost made it in the Top 20. Both Alexie and Pauline breezed through the Vegas round but it was Pauline who made it in the Top 20.
In recent development, another Pinoy entered the Top 20. Meet him on my next post.
Images courtesy of Fox.