Dominic Sandoval

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Dominic Sandoval
Born Dominic Kyle Sandoval
(1985-10-15) October 15, 1985 (age 31)[1]
Roseville, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Other names
  • D-Trix
  • Dom
Occupation
Years active 2007–present

Dominic Sandoval (born October 15, 1985) better known as D-Trix is an American dancer and YouTube personality.

Sandoval was a contestant on the third season of So You Think You Can Dance and along with the rest of Quest Crew, winner of the third season of America's Best Dance Crew. After his win, he became a judge on ABDC.[2] Sandoval was seen in a 2011 Panic! at the Disco music video for "Ready to Go (Get Me Out of My Mind)" as a background dancer. In 2012, Sandoval became the host of the online web series Dance Showdown. During the show's first season, Sandoval appeared as a guest judge on Internet Icon.

Sandoval is also a member of the musical group YTF Legacy (short for Yesterday, Today, Forever).[3]

Early life[edit]

Sandoval was born in Roseville, California to Filipino American parents. When he was two, he was adopted by his step-father Conrad Pete Sandoval. Unfortunately, the documents were mixed up and he became Conrad Pete Dominic Sandoval. He legally changed it when he was 16, as he explains his YouTube video called "10 Things You Never Knew About Me."He began breakdancing at age 13 and has performed at NBA and WNBA games, as well as won the 2005 "Evolution 2" competition held in Orlando, Florida with his breaking crew, Flexible Flav. Three months before the Los Angeles auditions, in order to prepare, Sandoval took hip-hop and choreography classes.[4] He lists Ivan "The Urban Action Figure"—who has appeared on America's Got Talent—as his favorite professional dancer. Sandoval aspires to learn all styles and genres of dance and to be known as a dancer, rather than just a breaker.[5] Sandoval is a member of Quest Crew and former member of Fallen Kingz, along with long time friend and former YouTube personality and Quest Crew member, Victor Kim.

So You Think You Can Dance[edit]

On the dance show "So You Think You Can Dance," he was known for having a crush on host Cat Deeley, his humor and seemingly constantly dropping his partner, Sabra Johnson in Hairspray group routine, where she was accidentally dropped on her head.[6] He was eliminated on August 2, 2007 and went on tour with the show. He was an All-Star in Season 7.

America's Best Dance Crew[edit]

Sandoval was a part of a dance crew known as Quest Crew, who won America's Best Dance Crew Season 3. Sandoval later announced that he would join America's Best Dance Crew's judging panel for its sixth season.[7][8][9] Dominic rejoined Quest in 2014 and participated along with the rest of the crew in America's Best Dance Crew Season 8: Road to the VMA's (All Star Season) Featuring: Super Cr3w, Quest Crew, We Are Heroes, I.aM.mE, Elektrolytes, and Kinjaz (which is made up of people from Jabbawokeez, Kaba Modern, Poreotics, and Mos Wanted Crew). Quest Crew was voted America's Best Dance Crew for the second time.

Internet career[edit]

Sandoval has appeared in several nigahiga videos, along with fellow Quest member Victor Kim. Sandoval was also a guest judge on the first season of Internet Icon and the host of the popular online web series Dance Showdown.[8][10] He also has two YouTube accounts: "RANDOMinicSHOW" and "theDOMINICshow". As of February 19, 2017, "theDOMINICshow" had over three million subscribers (3,447,900) while his second channel, "RANDOMinicSHOW", now "RANDOM GUYS" had 892,000 subscribers. Sandoval has collaborated with Ryan Higa (NigaHiga) in videos such as "I Dare You", "Parkourse", and "Food Challenges". Sandoval published a song on October 2013 called, 'The Worst Babysitter Ever', to go with his new iTunes record deal. Currently, Dominic goes by the name "Dtrix" in his YouTube career. He has also appeared in the music video for 'Ready To Go (Get Me Out Of My Mind)' by Panic! At The Disco as a background dancer.

Film career[edit]

Sandoval starred as the villain in the 2011 short film Agents of Secret Stuff by Wong Fu Productions. Two years later, he starred alongside Chris Brown in the 2013 film Battle of the Year, which was released on September 20. He also appeared in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel as a background dancer. He also appeared in Smosh: The Movie as a nearby student everytime Anthony Padilla hits someone using a mop.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Original TV Shows, Reality TV Shows. MTV (September 30, 2016). Retrieved on 2016-12-04.
  2. ^ AJ Marechal (November 11, 2012). "Music stops for 'Best Dance Crew'". Variety. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ Kevin Hsieh (August 22, 2012). "2012 YTF Legacy Fall Tour". Channel APA. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Exclusive Interview: Dominic Sandoval, Top 8 Finalist on 'So You Think You Can Dance'". BuddyTV.com. Retrieved August 18, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Bios, Season 3, Dominic". FOX.com. Archived from the original on August 11, 2007. Retrieved August 18, 2007. 
  6. ^ "Episode 314". So You Think You Can Dance. Season 3. Episode 14. 
  7. ^ Jarett Wieselman (April 6, 2011). "First Look: D-Trix judges 'ABDC'". New York Post. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b Melly Lee (September 11, 2012). "DOMINIC 'D-TRIX' SANDOVAL". New Media Rockstars. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  9. ^ Bill Gorman (March 31, 2011). "Dominic "D-Trix" Sandoval, Season Three Winner Of MTV's "Randy Jackson Presents Ans As The New Judge When Season Six and seventh Premieres April 7". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  10. ^ Carey Vanderborg (April 5, 2012). "D-Trix and DanceOn Get Ready For 'Dance Showdown': YouTube Meets Reality Dance TV". International Business Times. Retrieved November 11, 2012.