Russell Ferguson

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Russell Ferguson is an American Krump dancer from Boston, Massachusetts. He won So You Think You Can Dance season 6, making him the first Krumper to win the title.[1] Russell is a graduate of the Boston Arts Academy and attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia as a dance major.

So You Think You Can Dance[edit]

Russell competed on season 6 of the FOX reality dance competition, So You Think You Can Dance. His partner for weeks 1-5 was Noelle Marsh. However, before taping began, Noelle was injured and unable to dance, so during the taping of week 1, Russell danced with their choreographer, Melanie LaPatin. In week 6 he danced with Mollee Gray. His partner for week 7 was to be Ashleigh Di Lello, but due to injury, she was unable to dance during the show's taping. As the first Krumper to make it to Vegas, into the Top 20, Top 10 and Finale, Russell went on to win the competition. Unfortunately, he was injured during the finale and was unable to perform his remaining routines.[2]

Week Partner(s) Thing/style Music Choreographer(s) Result
1 Kevin Hunte
Jonathan "Legacy" Perez
Hip-Hop "Beggin' (District 78 Mix)"—Madcon Tabitha and
Napoleon D'umo
Melanie LaPatin Foxtrot "Vagabond Shoes"—Vic Damone Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin
Bottom 4
Solo (Krump) "Give the Drummer Sum"—Black Milk Safe
2 Noelle Marsh Hip-Hop "Move Shake Drop (Remix)"—DJ Laz, Flo Rida & Casley Jamal Sims Safe
3 African Jazz "Frog Dance"—Mickey Hart and Planet Drum Sean Cheesman Safe
4 Foxtrot "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)"—Michael Bublé and Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Edward Simon Safe
5 Samba "Hips Don't Lie"—Shakira Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin
Contemporary "A Case of You"—Diana Krall Tyce Diorio
6 Mollee Gray Lyrical Jazz "It Must Have Been Love"—Roxette Mandy Moore Safe
Jive "Land of 1000 Dances"—Jimmy Barnes Anya Garnis
Pasha Kovalev
Solo (Krump) "Outros"—Black Milk
7 Rachel (assistant) Hip-Hop "Too Much Booty 2" (Bobby J Remix)—Soundmaster T & Jah-Rista featuring Korveil Shane Sparks Safe
Alicia (assistant) Bollywood "Spirit of Rangeela" from Rangeela Nakul Dev Mahajan
Solo (Krump) "Holiday Buckness"—J-Squad
8 Ashleigh Di Lello Lyrical Jazz "Angel Standing By"—Jewel Sonya Tayeh Winner
Ellenore Scott Paso Doble "Village Attack" from Blood Diamond Jason Gilkison
Kathryn McCormick Hip-Hop "I Can Transform Ya"—Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Swizz Beatz Tabitha and
Napoleon D'umo

After So You Think You Can Dance[edit]

Russell is a cast member of the 2013 Anthony William's Urban Nutcracker [3] in Boston, MA. Ferguson will appear in the popular prologue that features a face-off between two different genres of dance and will also appear in dance scenes as the Soldier Doll and Caviar Caper. In 2014, he judged an episode of So You Think You Can Dance, China.


  1. ^ Kate Stanhope. "So You Think You Can Dance Winner, Judges React to Season 6's Results".
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Preceded by
Jeanine Mason
Winner of So You Think You Can Dance
Fall 2009
Succeeded by
Lauren Froderman