Daniel Arnold Tidwell, famed as Danny Tidwell was a famous dancer from the USA. He was famous for being the runner-up on Fox’s third season of So You Think You Can Dance in 2007. In September 2009, he made his Broadway debut in a production of the musical Memphis. He was the Artistic Director of Movmnt Magazine and was a soloist dancer with Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo. Recently, he died on 6th March 2020 due to injuries from the car crash.
Danny Tidwell, ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Finalist, Dies at 35
Danny Tidwell, a finalist on “So You Think You Can Dance,” died on Friday in a car accident, according to his brother, fellow dancer Travis Wall. Tidwell was 35. Wall announced the news in an Instagram post on Saturday morning. “Yesterday I lost a brother. And we all lost a gift. I’m not ready. But I never think I will be. Because I can’t believe this is real. I can’t believe you’re gone. You were more than my brother. You were my inspiration. I idolized you growing up. Wanted to dance just like you. Wanted to be you! I wish I could jump in your arms again as we used to when we were kids and onstage dancing,” Wall posted. Tidwell competed in the third season of “So You Think You Can Dance” in 2007 and finished as the runner-up. Originally from Norfolk, Va., he was 22 during the competition and danced contemporary style. His brother danced in the previous season and also came in second place. Debbie Allen, a judge on Tidwell’s season, called him a “dancing genius” and a “prince among paupers” in a tribute to him on Twitter.
What was the Cause of Death of Danny Tidwell?
Danny Tidwell died on 6th March 2020 from injuries sustained in a car crash at the age of thirty-five. His brother Will posted “My heart is broken. Yesterday I lost a brother . And we all lost a gift. I’m not ready. But I never think I will be. Because I can’t believe this is real. I can’t believe you’re gone. You were more than my brother. You were my inspiration. I idolized you growing up. Wanted to dance just like you. Wanted to be you! I wish I could jump in your arms again like we used to when we were kids and onstage dancing. We will all remember the joy and passion you brought to everyone you came in contact with throughout your journey. A journey cut too short. You are a legend. And I love you so much, Danny. Rest In Peace, my brother. I can’t believe I’m even typing this. Please pray for my mom and my family during this difficult time” in Instagram.
Where was Danny Tidwell born?
Danny Tidwell was born on 1st August 1984 in Norfolk, Virginia, the USA. He lastly celebrated his 35th birthday. He was raised in nearby Virginia Beach. His early childhood was turbulent, and he sometimes got into trouble. He started dancing at the age of eight in an after-school program for at-risk youth. He lived with his biological mother and two sisters until he was ten, before moving in with Wall; she officially took custody of Tidwell when he was twelve years old. He was American by nationality and he belonged to White ethnicity. He was Christian by religion.
How was Danny Tidwell’s Career?
- Danny met different young dancers in his early teens.
- Rasta Thomas became his favorite dancer and he began to take dance to a new height.
- After that, he set the goal to attend the Kirov Academy of Ballet (also known as Universal Ballet Academy) in Washington, DC.
- He was invited to study at Kirov on scholarship when he was only fifteen.
- He began receiving high-level classical ballet training with Vladimir Djouloukhadze and Anatoli Kucheruk, at first to improve his jazz dance.
- Later, he got the opportunity to perform principal roles in two original shows created by Debbie Allen, including Dreams and Pearl, which he performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
- He then submitted his audition tape to participate in the prestigious, quadrennial USA International Ballet Competition (USA IBC) in 2002.
- Kevin McKenzie suggested to John Meehan (the ABT Education Director) that he offer Tidwell a place in the ABT Studio Company (its apprentice wing).
- He then joined the Studio Company-without an audition-and soon after, in May 2003 and he was promoted into their corps de ballet just before the ABT’s 2003 season began at the Metropolitan Opera House.
- He was a company member of the ABT’s 2003 production of Swan Lake.
- Moreover, he was also featured as one of Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch (appearing on the cover) and Pointe Magazine’s Top 10 VIP.
- He served as the magazine’s Artistic Advisor, and he eventually posed for the cover in the Spring 2008 issue along with former SYTYCD contestant Sabra Johnson.
- He also joined Complexions Contemporary Ballet for a season under the direction of company founders Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson in the year 2006.
- The New York Times, in an article titled “So He Knows He Can Dance: A Prince Among Paupers”, praised the technically talented Tidwell, and noted that “his unflinching poise and his chiseled, determined jaw” can be misread on television.
- He was selected as one of the top twenty, he was paired up with ballroom dancer, Anya Garnis.
- Tidwell and Garnis performed a Foxtrot routine choreographed by Jean-Marc Genereux.
- Garnis was asked to leave the competition after being in the bottom of three, while Tidwell made it into the top ten, earning him a spot in the planned 2007 So You Think You Can Dance Tour.
- He also appeared on the February 2008 cover of movmnt magazine, with Sabra Johnson, as part of an article about “Keep It Real”, the magazine’s non-profit organization.
- He along with many previous finalists of So You Think You Can Dance, performed during American Idol’s second annual Idol Gives Back charity event in April 2008.
- He had his Broadway debut as a castmember in Memphis in September 2009.
- Beginning in September 2010, he resided in Oslo where he was hired as a soloist for Norway’s National Ballet.
With whom, Danny Tindell was married to?
Danny Tindell was a married person and he was married to David Benaym in May 2014. His sexual orientation was gay. Prior to his death, the duo was living a happy life without any disturbances. Information regarding their child has not been revealed yet but it will be added soon once we get information about it.
What is the Net Worth of Danny Tindell as of 2020?
The net worth of this famous dancer is estimated to have $460K as of 2019 but his exact net worth as of 2020 has not been revealed yet but it will be added soon. His exact salary as prior to his death has also not been revealed by any sources yet neither he himself has revealed it. His source of earning was from his dancing career.
How tall was Danny Tindell?
Danny Tindell was a very handsome person with a charming personality. His body build was athletic. He got a tall height of five feet ten inches with a bodyweight of 79 Kg prior to his death. His other body measurements have not been revealed yet but it will be added soon.