Jun 5, 2020

ALEX WONG VIP JUDGE FOR IDO WORLD GALA!

- Press Release 82/2020

IDO Vice President and Sports Director, Fiona Johnson has today announced the fifth of the VIP judges for the 6th edition of the IDO World Gala Event ‘Best of the Best’.

Professional dancer Alex Wong from Canada has been invited as a VIP Judge. In 2000 Alex won two Junior IDO World Titles in Tap and Showdance. Alex won the Audience Choice Award and was a Bronze Medallist in the 2003 Genee International Ballet Competition. In 2004, he became the first Canadian to win the Prix de Lausanne competition in Switzerland. He danced with American Ballet Theatre and was a Principal Soloist with the Miami City Ballet. Alex was a finalist on Season 7 of the FOX hit series "So You Think You Can Dance" competing for the title of America's favorite dancer but was sidelined by an injury halfway through the season. Later that year, both pieces Alex danced on So You Think You Can Dance choreographed by Mia Michaels and Tabatha & Napoleon both won Emmy Awards.

Alex has appeared on Glee, Smash, The Voice, Dancing with the Stars, SYTYCD Vietnam and China, The Oscars and several national commercials. He was also a Semi Finalist on American Idol Season 11. In 2011, Alex had his Broadway debut, playing the role of "Sniper" in the Original Broadway Cast of the Disney musical "Newsies" which won two Tony Awards and received six other Tony nominations.

Alex also won the ACCA Award for Outstanding Original Chorus for the Broadway 2011-2012 season and the album was nominated for a Grammy Award. Alex's notable recent credits are extensive and has been the cover star of Dance Magazine, Dance Spirit and many others. Alex also workshopped the new Radio City Spectacular Rockette's summer show with Mia Michaels and several of his recent pieces of SYTYCD have been nominated for Emmy's as well on Crazy Ex Girlfriend.

Alex was a part of the hit movie musical "The Greatest Showman" starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya and Michelle Williams playing the role of "Oriental Oddity". He was also a part of Rebel Wilson’s new movie “Isn’t it Romantic” and recently finished filming Dolly Parton’s new Christmas movie (releasing on Netflix in 2020) and the Little Mermaid Live which aired on ABC. He is also part of the new comedy featuring Awkwafina on Comedy Central set to premiere in 2020 and the film adaptation movie musical “In the Heights” also set to premiere in 2021. Alex continues to create content on his social media pages and is also traveling around the world headlining dance conventions.

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