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Aaron Smyth
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Age (at audition) 23
Sex Male
Act Ballet Dancer
Seasons 10
Position Reached Judge Cuts

Aaron Smyth was a ballet dancer act from Season 10 of America's Got Talent. He was eliminated in the Judge Cuts.

Background

Aaron Smyth has been dancing since he was 8 years old. Born in Gold Coast, Australia, Aaron Smyth trained with Prudence Bowen Atelier and Dianne Talbot. He attended the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre on full scholarship under the direction of Franco De Vita. Mr. Smyth was then promoted to ABT II under the Direction of Wes Chapman. With ABT II he performed Grand Pas Classique and Stars and Stripes Pas De Deux, as well as many new choreographic works.

Mr. Smyth was "Showcase" Australian Dancer of The Year in 2006 and in 2008 he won the Gold Medal at the Genee International Ballet Competition as well as the Bravo Audience Choice Award. In 2010, he was a Finalist at the Prix De Lausanne and also won the Silver Medal (Partner) at the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson Mississippi. In 2012, he was the Silver Medalist at the Cape Town International Ballet Competition and also received the Silver Medal at the Beijing International Ballet and Choreography competition in 2013. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance Solo Seal Award as well as coming in 3rd place on the Australia’s Got Talent Television Series.

His guest appearances began in 2009 where he performed at the Metropolitan Opera House in American Ballet Theater’s Spring Gala introduced by the First Lady Michelle Obama. That same year, he was invited to perform at the Royal Academy of Dancing Gala in Tokyo, Japan. In 2010, he performed at the AT&T Medalists Encore Gala in Jackson Mississippi and he performed at The Stars of the 21st Century Gala in Panama and at the Sydney Opera House for the McDonald's Australian Ballet Scholarships in 2011. In 2012, he performed at The International Olympic Committee Gala at the Royal Opera House in honoree of the London Olympic Games and in 2013, he performed in the Beijing International Ballet Awards Gala in China and the Seoul International Dance Gala in Korea. For the past three years he has been a guest artist at The International Ballet Gala in South Africa. [1]

Audition

Aaron Smyth's audition in Episode 1007 consisted of dancing to Nina Simone's "Feeling Good." Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B, and Howie Mandel all voted "Yes," sending Aaron to the Judge Cuts round.

Judge Cuts

Aaron Smyth's Judge Cuts performance in Episode 1011 consisted of dancing to Tom Odell's "Can't Pretend" using a chair as a prop. Aaron's performance was not strong enough for the judges to send him to the Quarterfinals, eliminating him from the competition along with Kacey Jones and Leroy Patterson.

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