'So You Think You Can Dance' Season 9 Video: Meet the Guy Contemporary Dancers
'So You Think You Can Dance' Season 9 Video: Meet the Guy Contemporary Dancers
Laurel Brown
Laurel Brown
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Want to get to know the So You Think You Can Dance season 9 competitors before they start to dance? If so, you're in luck. FOX has released profile videos of each dancer. Keep reading to check out the profiles for the four guy contemporary dancers: Dareian Kujawa, George Lawrence II, Matthew Kazmierczak and Will Thomas.

Dareian Kujawa

Dareian is a contemporary dancer from St. Paul, Minnesota. Check out his profile video below:



  • Apparently, despite the hometown being named as St. Paul, Dareian actually claims to be from Boulder City, Nevada.
  • He has a very jazzy, almost hip-hop style of contemporary dance there.
  • It's probably not shameful to be unfamiliar with Bollywood on So You Think You Can Dance. No one knows it well.
  • I assume the show will be telling us much more about Dareian's tough start as the season goes on...

Want more of Dareian Kujawa? Click here to find him on Facebook. Or click here to follow him on Twitter.


George Lawrence II

George is a contemporary dancer from Decatur, Georgia. Check out his profile video below:



  • The piano music should be enough to indicate "emotional" without talking about it. That's some seriously dramatic piano music.
  • It's fun to hear about performers having stage fright. Makes me feel better about that kind of thing.
  • "I auditioned to... expose myself." Taken out of context, that sounds terrible. Almost as terrible as a person (like me) who chooses to comment on such things...

Want more of George Lawrence II? Click here to find him on Facebook. Or click here to follow him on Twitter.


Matthew Kazmierczak

Matthew is a contemporary dancer from Peoria, Arizona. Check out his profile video below:



  • He started when he was 16? Wow, do I ever feel like a slacker now...
  • That posing inside the giant box is really cool.
  • That may be the most humble-sounding "I want to win!!!" ever.

Want more of Matthew Kazmierczak? Click here to find him on Facebook. Or click here to follow him on Twitter.


Will Thomas

Will is a contemporary dancer from Troy, Michigan. Check out his profile video below:



  • I wonder if he is really a bit of a clown in real life or if this is just the persona the show wants for him?
  • Will seems younger than many of the dancers. He's not. He just seems that way.
  • Detroit sounds like a very enthusiastic place.
  • Considering the insistence on "I'm me" at the end, I'll guess he really is a bit of a clown.

Want more of Will Thomas? Click here to find him on Facebook. Or click here to follow him on Twitter.


The competition portion of So You Think You Can Dance season 9 will begin on Wednesday, July 11 at 8pm on FOX.

(Images and video courtesy of FOX)