by: Carly Noel Updated:
Did you know that a young woman from the Pittsburgh area is on “So You Think You Can Dance?” Miranda Maleski, 19, from Plum Borough, is one of top 16 dancers on the show.
When I learned that a local woman was on the show, I was so excited. “So You Think You Can Dance” is my absolute favorite show on television. I’ve watched every single episode since the show went on the air years ago. The reason I enjoy it so much is because the contestants are incredibly talented. Maleski, a contemporary dancer, is no exception.
Maleski is paired up with hip-hop dancer Robert Taylor Jr. on the show.
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“He’s pretty much a New York street dancer, but he does have a lot of personality. He’s athletic and loves dance. He really loves to dance,” said Michael Maleski, Miranda’s dad.
Maleski’s brother, Mike, said the two are a good match because she’s silly like Robert.
“She’s pretty goofy, but I love her. She’s just the nicest person,” said Mike Maleski.
Maleski’s family is so proud that she is on “So You Think You Can Dance” and told me that her goal was always to be on the show.
“You never think that someday she’s going to be on television. How do you know? But I knew she was something special at a young age. She liked to perform. We was very outgoing, and when we put her on stage with her dance, she shined,” said Michael Maleski.
Maleski has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She trained at Reign Dance Production, which used to be Maryen Loraine Dance Studio. She has won several national dance titles and recently had a ballet solo in Kayne West’s performance at Coachella.
From ballet to contemporary, Miranda can do it all.
“We just want her to stay on the show long enough so people can see what she can do,” said Michael Maleski.
Help keep Maleski on “So You Think You Can Dance” by voting for her on Wednesday. You can vote online, by text messages or by phone. Follow this link for voting instructions.