After two action-packed hours during the “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 11 finale, which featured all of the season’s best dances, a winner was crowned. Was it tap specialist Zack Everhart, Jr., jazz dancer Jessica Richens, contemporary dancer Ricky Ubeda or tap dancer Valerie Rockey?
The winner of the $250,000 prize and a spot in the Broadway show “On the Town” was … Ricky Ubeda. He had this to say after his victory, “There are so many things I would like to say. I dreamed of this exact moment for so long and the fact that it just now became a realilty is so unreal. I’m never going to forget this experience. … I just can’t believe this is happening.”
The rest of the finalists finished Zack in 4th place, Jessica in 3rd place and Valerie in 2nd place. Valerie danced with Ricky for a majority of the season and in her Top 4 package, she said of him, “Ricky, you’re such a beautiful dancer. I learned so much from you.”