Jimmy Alexander Arguello was a top 20 finalist on the third season of the Fox network’s reality television show So You Think You Can Dance. Nicknamed “Jimmers,” he began getting into the world of dancing at the age of 12, and trained at the Dance Gallery studio. Jimmy studied ballet, hip-hop, tap dancing, jazz, and lyrical styles. Nowadays he calls his style and techniques a mix of lyrical and contemporary dance. His favorite professional dancer is Brian Friedman, and he says his most memorable dancing experience was going through all the different styles.
Aside from dancing, he’s also an athlete who practices sports such as swimming and track and field. He jokingly notes that no one else in his family dances professionally, because “They don’t have rhythm.” Jimmy says he has performed in a number of public functions and events as a dancer, and he hoped to be one of the top ten finalists on the show. He also plans to be a professional dancer and be on tour with a dance company within the next ten years. He was eliminated from the show on June 21, 2007 along with fellow contestant Faina Savich.
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