West Palm Beach dancer and Alexander W. Dreyfoos High School of the Arts alumni Darius Hickman has made it as one of the top 4 finalists on the popular TV competition So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD).
As an aspiring professional dancer and now TV star, Hickman has worked extremely hard to make it this far. He began serious training in ballet and contemporary dance at BAK Middle School of the Arts in 8th grade, and fine-tuned his talent at the Florida School for Dance Education (FDSE) in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida after school. His discipline and refinement earned him acceptance into Palm Beach County’s prestigious Dreyfoos High School of the Arts, and he went on to be a Young Arts finalist as well as won 1st place for his contemporary work at Youth America Grand Prix Regionals.
Hickman is now enrolled at Indiana’s Butler University in the school’s ballet program, and his awe-inspiring audition on SYTYCD had all three judges welcoming him to the show with open arms.
So You Think You Can Dance aires on FOX, Mondays at 8 pm.
Darius, All of Palm Beach County is rooting for you! #TeamDarius
Dreyfoos High School of the Arts is located at Cityplace in Downtown West Palm Beach, Florida, and is committed to providing a world-class arts and academic education with excellence and equity to empower each student to reach their highest potential. Dreyfoos consistently earns some of the highest academic ratings in the nation, and offers disciplines in five areas of study: communication, visual arts, dance, music, and theatre.
BAK MSOA is an arts middle school offering an unparalleled arts education, while being the 3rd ranked academic achieving public middle school in the State of Florida. BAK offers five areas of study: communication, visual arts, dance, music, and theatre.
Florida School for Dance Education (FSDE) has an open-enrollment program for children ages 2–11, as well as a pre-professional training program for students ages 10-18 that promotes discipline, creativity and a love for dance while encouraging each child to reach their highest potential. FSDE has a highly skilled and renowned faculty, and offers curriculum that includes ballet technique, pointe, variations, partnering, repertoire, contemporary, and modern dance refinement.