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Beat goes on for SYTYCD winner Lex Ishimoto

| Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, 9:00 p.m.

The dance continues for Lex Ishimoto, 19, of Irvine, Calif., recent winner of the Fox TV reality show, “So You Think You Can Dance.”

Just 10 days after he beat out fellow finalists Koine Iwasaki, Kiki Nyemchek and Taylor Sieve to win $250,000 and the title of America's Favorite Dancer on Sept. 25, the contemporary dancer hits the road with them and other Top 10 cast members — Robert Green, Logan Hernandez, Dassy Lee, Kaylee Millis, Sydney Tormey and Mark Villaver — for the “So You Think You Can Dance Season 14 Tour.”

The 39-city tour, which kicks off Oct. 5 in Chicago and runs through the end of November, stops at Greensburg's Palace Theatre on Oct. 8 for one performance that will feature new works as well as several pieces from the season.

Also starring in the show will be All-Stars Jasmine Harper and Marko Germar. Harper has performed in “The Boss,” “Beyonce: Lemonade,” the 87th Annual Academy Awards, and with Taylor Swift, Usher and Pit Bull. Germar has performed in “Grease Live,” “Glee,” “Austin & Ally,” “Teen Beach Movie,” the 89th Annual Academy Awards and with Jennifer Lopez.

The dancers will perform a variety of dance styles, including ballroom, contemporary, tap, hip-hop and more.

Ishimoto, who has performed as a hip-hop dancer and appeared in a 2011 national touring production of “Billy Elliot the Musical” and in Sia's 2016 music video, “The Greatest,” is looking forward to the nationwide tour, noting after his television win that “the journey has no end and there is more work to be done.”

After the tour, he indicates there is a good chance that he will re-join choreographer Travis Wall's Shaping Sound Company, with whom he has performed, and he also plans to teach dance.

The “So You Think You Can Dance” TV show, created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe, earned three 2016 Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Choreography for Travis Wall and Anthony Morigerato and Outstanding Lighting Design.

The series previously earned 44 Emmy Award nominations and 13 Emmy Award wins for choreography, costumes and lighting design.

Candy Williams is a Tribune-Review contributing writer.

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