Odyssey Dancers Marcquet Hill and Tanisha Belnap are among the Top 20 on Season 11 of the hit Fox TV Show “So You Think You Can Dance.” They follow Tadd Gadduang, who was third runner up in the eighth season finale, and Brandon Bryant, who came in second in the fifth season finale. Thayne Jasperson, Gev Manoukian and Matt Dorame made it to the finals of season four. Sixth Season Finalist Ryan DiLello guested with Odyssey last season in its blockbuster Romeo+Juliet.
Governor Gary Herbert declared August 20, 2009 Brandon Bryant Day and proclaimed,
“Odyssey Dance Theatre has been an important and viable part of the arts and culture of the great state of Utah for the past 15 years.”
He commended the company for bringing favorable national and international exposure to the quality of artists and people in the State of Utah and Brandon’s achievements, which will serve as an inspiration to many young dancers in this state.
Be sure to watch “So You Think You Can Dance” Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. on Fox 13 (go to www.fox.com/dance for more information).