In an interview with the Seattle Times before the So You Think You Can Dance Tour arrived in Seattle, Benji Schwimmer announced that he wouldn’t be dancing with Celine Deion in Las Vegas. I think I’ve said that at least 3 times on my blog since I knew he was winning(at least since the final 4). Why would he want to work for her? Here’s the piece of the article that talks about it:
For those gearing up to buy tickets to see Benji in the new Celine Dion musical, here’s a tip: Don’t.
The West Coast Swing specialist told us he turned down the contract, which was part of the prize package for the second-season winner of “So You Think You Can Dance.” “That really wasn’t my genre of dance … It’s an honor, [but] that’d be like an environmental lawyer with a contract to represent O.J. Simpson.”
Performing with Dion would’ve also tied him to Vegas for a full year, he said. Benji wanted to remain close to his family and the dance studio that he co-owns in Redlands, Calif. — more than 200 miles away.
But this guy’s not done with his 15 minutes of fame. He’s working several different projects from writing and co-producing a movie about dancing (Heidi told us she’ll appear with cousin Benji in this one) to working on a TV show on the lives of dancers.
“You’ll definitely be seeing me a lot more,” he said.
Allison Holker (who seems to be a major favorite since she got kicked off to early) also talked about some of her plans:
Early favorite Allison Holker, also on the tour, wants to get a taste of life outside of the dance world. “I would love to go to college eventually,” she said, and have a family in addition to work. “I’ll be doing a lot of teaching and choreographing” after the tour.
She’s also considering joining a modern-da