Fil-Am Hannahlei Cabanilla named America’s Favorite Dancer and takes home $250,000


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A post shared by Hannahlei Cabanilla (@hannahleidazle) on Aug 1, 2018 at 11:57am PDT

Fil-Am dancer Hannahlei Cabanilla bags the title of America’s Favorite Dancer in the popular American competition and reality show, So You Think You Can Dance?

“I can’t believe I won SYTYCD season 15,” she said through an Instagram post. “Being on So You Think You Can Dance has meant everything to me. I’ve been watching the show since I was a little girl, looking up to all the past winners hoping to be in their shoes one day.” She said her dreams came true when she was named America’s Favorite Dancer, and expressed gratitude to everyone who helped her. “Thank you to everyone that has watched and voted, it’s so humbling knowing I have people behind me supporting and believing in me. Thank you to everyone I got to work with this season, from the choreographers to the top 10 dancers to the producers, you have all made this experience so amazing. Thank you @jeffthacker for always knowing the right thing to say, you are truly the best. Boom.”


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 Check out the 18-year-old Fil-Am dancer’s winning performances against three other finalists, Jensen Arnold, Genessy Castillo, and Slavik Pustovoytov.

Her prize included $250,000, a magazine cover, and a role in Fox’s upcoming live broadcast of the Tony-winning musical Rent, which will be shown on Jan. 27, 2019.

Congrats, Hannahlei!



Photo courtesy of  Hannahlei Cabanilla’s Instagram account

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