Serge Onik dead: Dancers pay tribute to So You Think You Can Dance star who died aged 33
Dancer and choreographer Serge Onik, has sadly died on Tuesday August 24. He was 33 years old.
Jim Keith, president of The Movement Talent Agency which repped Onik, confirmed the news to Entertainment Weekly.
He said in a statement: “He was an amazing dancer with a huge heart and he touched the lives of everyone who met him.
“He will be truly missed. This is a sad day for us at the agency and for the dance community as a whole.”
TV host Kristyn Burtt, who worked on World of Dance, also commented on the dance world’s loss on Entertainment Tonight.
He competed in the 11th series of the Fox competition in 2014, where he placed in the top 14 before being eliminated in the fourth round.
Onik’s talent served him well as he helped professionals such as Maksim Chmerkovskiy, with choreography on popular show Dancing With the Stars.
He also offered his services to the US Olympic figure skating team, aiding their routines and training.
The dancer was was born in Ukraine and moved to the United States with his family at the age of three.
Elsewhere in his performing career, he had tried his hand at acting.
He starred in roles on Marvel’s Agent Carter on ABC, Fox’s Bones and the CW’s Jane the Virgin.
Onik also appeared with Kirstie Alley on her 2012 web series 100 Days of Dance.
His most recent credit however, was in new movie In the Heights, directed by Jon M. Chu and was released in June.
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