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Serge Onik, the dancer and choreographer known for his appearances on the reality series So You Think You Can Dance, has died at the age of 33. A representative confirmed the news in a statement released to E! News and Entertainment Weekly. The IndependentSerge Onik death: So You Think You Can Dance star dies aged 33

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Serge Onik, 'So You Think You Can Dance' alum, dead at 33: ‘He will be truly missed’

Fox News 26 August, 2021 - 02:00am

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Serge Onik, a professional dancer and lively presence who competed on season 11 of "So You Think You Can Dance," has died, Fox News can confirm. He was 33.

Onik’s manager, Jim Keith, told Fox News in a statement on Wednesday that Onik was a beloved member of the dance community and his aura reverberated everywhere he went.

"He was an amazing dancer with a huge heart and he touched the lives of everyone who met him," Keith said. "He will be truly missed."

"This is a sad day for us at the agency and for the dance community as a whole," he added. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family at this time."

Additional details regarding Onik’s death were not disclosed.

The Ukraine-born performer, who moved to the U.S. with his family at age three, advanced to the Top 10 of "SYTYCD" before he was eliminated from the competition.

His career would soon take him to the stage of "Dancing with the Stars" and a myriad of other TV series and stage performances -- most recently, the musical drama "In the Heights."

"I mean it's for literally 2 seconds but I've never been more honored to be part of a project, for a few reasons," Onik shared on Instagram  of "In the Heights" in June, adding, in part, "It's such a privilege to be part of a movie that represents the cultures and peoples and dance genre that basically raised me and I owe my whole everything to."

Onik also lent his time teaching others the art of dance as well.

A peer of Onik’s, professional dancer Elena Grinenko, paid tribute to him in an Instagram post on Tuesday.

"RIP @sergeonik We going to miss you," she wrote alongside a throwback photo of Onik. "I'm so sad that world lost such an amazing person like you."

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‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Star Serge Onik Dies at 33

TV Insider 26 August, 2021 - 02:00am

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Serge Onik, a professional dancer and lively presence who competed on season 11 of "So You Think You Can Dance," has died, Fox News can confirm. He was 33.

Onik’s manager, Jim Keith, told Fox News in a statement on Wednesday that Onik was a beloved member of the dance community and his aura reverberated everywhere he went.

"He was an amazing dancer with a huge heart and he touched the lives of everyone who met him," Keith said. "He will be truly missed."

"This is a sad day for us at the agency and for the dance community as a whole," he added. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family at this time."

Additional details regarding Onik’s death were not disclosed.

The Ukraine-born performer, who moved to the U.S. with his family at age three, advanced to the Top 10 of "SYTYCD" before he was eliminated from the competition.

His career would soon take him to the stage of "Dancing with the Stars" and a myriad of other TV series and stage performances -- most recently, the musical drama "In the Heights."

"I mean it's for literally 2 seconds but I've never been more honored to be part of a project, for a few reasons," Onik shared on Instagram  of "In the Heights" in June, adding, in part, "It's such a privilege to be part of a movie that represents the cultures and peoples and dance genre that basically raised me and I owe my whole everything to."

Onik also lent his time teaching others the art of dance as well.

A peer of Onik’s, professional dancer Elena Grinenko, paid tribute to him in an Instagram post on Tuesday.

"RIP @sergeonik We going to miss you," she wrote alongside a throwback photo of Onik. "I'm so sad that world lost such an amazing person like you."

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Serge Onik, 'So You Think You Can Dance' Star, Dead at 33

PopCulture.com 26 August, 2021 - 02:00am

Ballroom dancer Serge Onik, who competed in season 11 of So You Think You Can Dance, has died. Onik's representative Jim Keith of the Movement Talent Agency confirmed the dancer's passing in a statement to E! News on Tuesday remembering Onik as "an amazing dancer with a huge heart" and who "touched the lives of everyone who met him" who "will be truly missed." Onik was 33. Further details about Onik's death have not been released.

Born in Kharkov, Ukraine, Onik's family moved to the U.S. when he was just 3. He began dancing at the age of 9 while part of a Russian cultural program, according to Deadline. He went on to join the ballroom dance craze three years later. Onik trained in all styles of Ballroom, his website notes, and became a National Champion and also took eighth place at the World Games in Taiwan in 2009. In a 2014 YouTube video, Onik said, "what inspired me to dance was the beauty, the energy, and the ability to be creative with your body."

In 2014, the ballroom dancer competed on the beloved Fox dancing competition So You Think You Can Dance. Although Onik was ultimately eliminated in Week 4 of the results shows after making it to the Top 10, his time on the series launched his career. Onik went on to work closely with Maksim Chmerkovskiy on choreography for Dancing With the Stars, with his other TV credits including Agent Carter, Bones, and Jane the Virgin. He also appeared alongside Kirstie Alley in her 100 Days of Dance, a movement campaign and web series, in 2012. More recently, Onik appeared in Lin-Manuel Miranda's movie adaptation of In The Heights, writing in a social media post, "It's such a privilege to be part of a movie that represents the cultures and peoples and dance genre that basically raised me and I owe my whole everything to. Working with this choreo team aka the dream team."

Amid news of his passing, many of those in the entertainment world have paid their respects. In a tribute to Onik, pro dancer Elena Grinenko wrote, "We going going to miss you," alongside a throwback photo of Onik. She added, "I'm so sad that world lost such an amazing person like you." Former Dancing With the Stars pro Anna Trebunskaya commented on Grinenko's post, "I'm so so sad about this. RIP Serg."

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Serge Onik, ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Alum, Dead At 33

ETCanada.com 26 August, 2021 - 02:00am

Ballroom dancer Serge Onik, who competed in season 11 of So You Think You Can Dance, has died. Onik's representative Jim Keith of the Movement Talent Agency confirmed the dancer's passing in a statement to E! News on Tuesday remembering Onik as "an amazing dancer with a huge heart" and who "touched the lives of everyone who met him" who "will be truly missed." Onik was 33. Further details about Onik's death have not been released.

Born in Kharkov, Ukraine, Onik's family moved to the U.S. when he was just 3. He began dancing at the age of 9 while part of a Russian cultural program, according to Deadline. He went on to join the ballroom dance craze three years later. Onik trained in all styles of Ballroom, his website notes, and became a National Champion and also took eighth place at the World Games in Taiwan in 2009. In a 2014 YouTube video, Onik said, "what inspired me to dance was the beauty, the energy, and the ability to be creative with your body."

In 2014, the ballroom dancer competed on the beloved Fox dancing competition So You Think You Can Dance. Although Onik was ultimately eliminated in Week 4 of the results shows after making it to the Top 10, his time on the series launched his career. Onik went on to work closely with Maksim Chmerkovskiy on choreography for Dancing With the Stars, with his other TV credits including Agent Carter, Bones, and Jane the Virgin. He also appeared alongside Kirstie Alley in her 100 Days of Dance, a movement campaign and web series, in 2012. More recently, Onik appeared in Lin-Manuel Miranda's movie adaptation of In The Heights, writing in a social media post, "It's such a privilege to be part of a movie that represents the cultures and peoples and dance genre that basically raised me and I owe my whole everything to. Working with this choreo team aka the dream team."

Amid news of his passing, many of those in the entertainment world have paid their respects. In a tribute to Onik, pro dancer Elena Grinenko wrote, "We going going to miss you," alongside a throwback photo of Onik. She added, "I'm so sad that world lost such an amazing person like you." Former Dancing With the Stars pro Anna Trebunskaya commented on Grinenko's post, "I'm so so sad about this. RIP Serg."

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Tributes paid to Serge Onik, 'So You Think You Can Dance' star, dead at 33

Newsweek 25 August, 2021 - 04:10am

Onik's representative Jim Keith, president of the Movement Talent Agency, confirmed his death in a statement released to Entertainment Weekly. His cause of death is unknown at present.

"He was an amazing dancer with a huge heart and he touched the lives of everyone who met him," Keith said in a statement. "He will be truly missed. This is a sad day for us at the agency and for the dance community as a whole."

A trained ballroom dancer, Onik was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine and his family moved to the U.S. when he was 3-years-old.

He made it to the top 20 of So You Think You Can Dance's 11th season in 2014.

His last role was in Lin Manuel-Miranda's In the Heights this summer.

"The world lost Serge Onik today. He touched the figure skating world through his crossover from dance into skating choreography. I did not personally know him but I sure benefited from his creative genius. To those who knew and loved him, my heart is with you," said Jackie Wong of Rocket Skating.

The world lost Serge Onik today. He touched the figure skating world through his crossover from dance into skating choreography. I did not personally know him but I sure benefited from his creative genius. To those who knew and loved him, my heart is with you.

Kristyn Burtt, host of Dance Dish, paid tribute to "an incredible talent."

"My heart is broken. @sergeonik was not only an incredible talent, but he was a great friend," she tweeted. "RIP, my friend."

Another tweet reads: "I can't stop crying. RIP my beloved friend and talented choreographer Serge Onik. The world has lost an incredible life. Thank Serge for everything. May your soul rest in peace."

I can’t stop crying. RIP my beloved friend and talented choreographer Serge Onik. The world has lost an incredible life. Thank Serge for everything. May your soul rest in piece.

While a fan added: "Gonna miss this sweet sweet man. Was lucky enough to meet him a few times and witness his beauty on and off the dance floor. Such a beautiful soul. Rest in the sweetest peace my friend @sergeonik to everyone who knew him, I send my condolences."

Gonna miss this sweet sweet man. Was lucky enough to meet him a few times and witness his beauty on and off the dance floor. Such a beautiful soul. Rest in the sweetest peace my friend @sergeonik to everyone who knew him, I send my condolences. #familyovereverything #godbless 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/vughUQqNZY

One of Onik's former dance partners tweeted: "This is going to hurt forever! RIP Serge Onik! Such a privilege to dance with you and learn from you!"

This is going to hurt forever! RIP Serge Onik! 💔Such a privilege to dance with you and learn from you! pic.twitter.com/CWXTD0tri1

Another tweet reads: "This one hurts to the core. The performing arts community is such a tight group of uber talented individuals and Serge Onik was loved and respected by so many. I'm in shock and can't find the words..."

This one hurts to the core. The performing arts community is such a tight group of uber talented individuals and Serge Onik was loved and respected by so many. I'm in shock and can't find the words... 💔 https://t.co/R4AmEYm6W5

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