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Makenzie Dustman from "So You Think You Can Dance 2013" is one of the Top 20 contestants in Season 10 of the FOX reality dance competition. She is an 18-year-old dancer from Temecula, California. Her dance specialty is Contemporary.

In order to win the competition, Makenzie Dustman knows she'll need to be comfortable with every style, not just Contemporary.

Here is an interview with Makenzie:

What was your reaction to becoming a "So You Think You Can Dance" contestant?

Incredible gratitude
Makenzie Dustman in "So You Think You Can Dance 2013"
Makenzie Dustman So You Think You Can Dance 2013
for being a part of such a great show. I feel so humbled for having this opportunity and excited for this opportunity to learn and grow.

At what age did you first start to dance?

I danced for my family as soon as I could walk and began lessons at age 2 years.

Do you have any formal dance training?

Yes. I train daily at Murrieta Dance Project and trained weekly at Westside Dance Project.

What other training/talents do you have?

I have training in acting and singing.

Do you currently have a job?

I am a dance instructor at Empire Dance Productions in Lake Elsinore, California. I have dance competition teams from ages 5–18 who perform at local competitions. I have worked there for two years.

Are you currently in school?

Graduated from high school in May.

What dancer from another season would be your dream dance partner?

Alex Wong.

Which dancer from another season were you most inspired by?


What choreographer do you look forward to working with?

Travis Wall and Stacy Tookey

What would people be most surprised to learn about you?

I love the stage, and I am outgoing and humorous. I love making people laugh, but inside I am very soft, shy and unsure.

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Where does Makenzie Dustman live? Find out here.

Age: ∼21 years old
Current Residence: Temecula, CA

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