Dancer and choreographer Serge Onik, who rose to fame on So You Believe You Can Dance, has died at the age of 33.
His rep, Jim Keith at the Motion Talent Agency, confirmed the information on Tuesday, stating: ‘He was an remarkable dancer with a massive coronary heart and he touched the life of anyone who met him.
‘He will be genuinely skipped. This is a unhappy working day for us at the agency and for the dance group as a complete.’
No induce of loss of life has been revealed.
Onik was ideal recognized for competing on period 11 of So You Think You Can Dance, which aired in 2014 on Fox.
The qualified ballroom dancer, whose specialty was Latin ballroom, built it to the top rated 20 of the Cat Deeley-fronted exhibit, but was eradicated in week 4.
In the exact calendar year, Onik labored as a choreographer on Dancing With The Stars, in which he worked carefully with Meryl Davis and Maks Chmerkovskiy.
He went on to accomplish on Marvel’s Agent Carter, Fox collection Bones and comedy Jane The Virgin, and appeared along with Kirstie Alley in her 100 Times of Dance web campaign.
Most not long ago, Onik manufactured a transient physical appearance in the Lin-Manuel Miranda film In The Heights, which he referred to as an ‘honour’.
He said: ‘I imply it is for virtually 2 seconds but I have never ever been far more honoured to be portion of a task.
‘It’s this kind of a privilege to be aspect of a film that signifies the cultures and peoples and dance style that fundamentally raised me and I owe my full every little thing to.’
Onik was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine, and moved with his relatives to the US at the age of a few.
He started dancing aged 9, even though collaborating in a Russian cultural programme that taught him the language, tradition and dances of Russia.
Former Dancing With The Stars professional Elena Grinenko was among individuals paying out tribute to Onik, sharing a image of them to Instagram.
Grinenko, who was shut with the dancer, wrote: ‘RIP @sergeonik We heading to skip you 😪
‘I’m so sad that world misplaced these kinds of an amazing particular person like you.’
Fellow dancer Tony Dovolani commented: ‘This is unbelievable. Wow’, adopted by a damaged coronary heart emoji.
Tributes have been also still left on Onik’s ultimate Instagram post, shared on August 15, which showed him at the beach with buddies.
Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss commented: ‘Rest perfectly King. Absent way too quickly and heaven has absolutely acquired one of the coolest and talented angels.’
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