Avery Gay

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Avery Elizabeth Gay

Gender Female
Age 20
Birthdate May 25, 2004
Nationality American
Hometown Arizona
Height unknown
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Blonde
School Grade High School Class of 2022
College Class of 2026 (University of Arizona)
Professional Information
Profession Dancer
Student
Affiliations World of Dance
Five Dancewear
Dance Studios Centerstage Dance Studio
Master Ballet Academy
Club Dance Studio
University of Arizona School of Dance[1]
Titles see below
Friends and Family
Parents Elizabeth Gay (mother)
Lowery Gay (father)
Siblings Jack Gay (brother)
Friends Ava Brooks
Bostyn Brown
Brooklin Cooley
Ava Cota
Brady Farrar
Gabe De Guzman
Chelsea Jennings
Bella Klassen
Jaycee Wilkins
Sophia Lucia
Tati McQuay
Tate McRae
Gavin Morales
Elliana Walmsley
Jaxon Willard
Emma York
Maddie Ziegler
Pets Yorkie
Nicknames Aves

Avery Elizabeth Gay (born on May 25, 2004) is a dancer from Arizona. Avery trained and competed with several studios: Master Ballet Academy (where she competed with Limitless, the competitive team at Master Ballet), Club Dance Studio and Centerstage Dance Studio. Currently, she trains at the University of Arizona School of Dance.

In 2013, Avery auditioned for Disney Channel's Make Your Mark, but lost to AKSquared, a group featuring Kalani Hilliker. In 2016, Avery auditioned for So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation alongside fellow young dancers and colleagues Ava Cota, Bostyn Brown, Tate McRae, Gavin Morales, and more. In 2018, she competed in season two of World of Dance alongside her partner Marcus Sarjeant. - Qualifiers, The Duels, The Cut. Avery once tried out for season 13 of SYTYCD, but didn't make the cut. Recently, Avery has participated in SYTYCD season 18. But she found in Maksim Chmerkovskiy a tough judge -"She has everything, but if she choose not to use it.." - and didn't made it in the top 5, while Allison Holker and JoJo Siwa were amazed by her technical skills - "No one here could do what she just did" (Allison).- Ohoh! Another dance star who will conquer the world because a judge wasn't nice to her (see "You're Not Good Enough" - Lindsey Stirling's Journey, Lindsey Looks Back On Her Time On "America's Got Talent 2010",First Dance Lesson- Lindsey Stirling 2011 Runner-up on DWTS with Mark Ballas 2017, Kashmir - Lollapalooza Paris 2023, Lindsey's repost 2024).

Dances[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]

Solos[edit | hide | edit source]

Year Dance Name Dance Style Choreographer Competition Place Awards
2011 Show Off unknown unknown Starpower (Phoenix) 6th in Power 8 & Under Solos
2012 KAR (Mesa) 2nd in Secondary 8 & Under Solos
2013 Dream Lyrical Megan Comon KAR (Mesa) 2nd in Secondary 8 & Under Solos
Petite Miss Dance
Hey Daddy Musical Theater unknown KAR (Mesa I) 1st in Secondary 8 & Under Solos
2014 Hope unknown unknown In10sity (Phoenix) 2nd in Elite Junior Solos
Praise the King unknown unknown KAR (Mesa I) did not place
Silence Contemporary Harrison Stevenson KAR (Mesa) Junior Miss Dance
NUVO unknown scoring
Variation from Le Corsaire Pointe unknown KAR (Mesa) 3rd in Intermediate 9-11 Solos
YAGP Finals (NYC) unknown scoring
Prayer Contemporary unknown JUMP (Kansas City) 1st in Mini Solos
You Rocked
NUVO (Meadowlands) 1st in Mini Solos
YAGP (Las Vegas) Top 12
Hope Award
YAGP Finals (NYC) Top 12
Hope Award
2015 24/7 (Glendale) 1st in Mini Solos
Stop the Clock
The Dance Awards
(Las Vegas)
National Mini Female Best Dancer
Tragedy Contemporary Harrison Stevenson JUMP (Phoenix) 1st in Mini Solos
You Rocked
JUMP (Las Vegas) Closing Show
NUVO (Las Vegas)
The Dance Awards
(Las Vegas)
1st in Mini Solos
2016 NYCDA (Phoenix) 2nd in Mini Solos
Showbiz (Phoenix) did not place
YAGP Finals (NYC) Top 12
Grishko Model Search
YAGP (Austin) Hope Award
The Huntress Contemporary Harrison Stevenson YAGP (Austin) Hope Award
YAGP Finals (NYC) Top 12
Grishko Model Search
Showbiz (Phoenix) 1st in Junior Diamond Solos
So Nice Musical Theater unknown n/a n/a
2017 Sacred Contemporary Josie Walsh JUMP (Los Angeles) 1st in Junior Solos
Junior Female JUMP VIP
NUVO (Phoenix) 2nd in Junior Solos
YAGP (Phoenix) 1st in Junior Solos
Shiver Contemporary Travis Wall YAGP (Phoenix) 1st in Junior Solos
24/7 (Glendale) 1st in Junior Solos
Junior Female Non-Stop Dancer
The Dance Awards
(Las Vegas)
National Junior Female Best Dancer
2018 Embody Contemporary Chelsea Jennings 24/7 (Glendale) 2nd in Teen Solos
Stop the Clock
The Dance Awards
(Las Vegas)
Performance as Junior Best Dancer
2019 I am Loving Awareness Contemporary Albert Cattafi JUMP (Phoenix) 3rd in Teen Solos
The Dance Awards
(Las Vegas)
3rd in Teen Solos
2020 The Tide Contemporary Nick Meola 24/7 (Rochester) 2nd in Teen Solos
Teen Female Non-Stop Dancer
JUMP (Phoenix) 3rd in Teen Solos
Teen Female JUMP VIP
NUVO (Miami) 2nd in Teen Solos
DJs Pick
2021 Goodbye Contemporary The Dance Awards
(Las Vegas)
Top 10
Haxun Contemporary JUMP (Phoenix) 3rd in Senior Solos
All Phases Complete Contemporary NUVO (Bellevue) 2nd in Senior Solos
Senior Female BreakOut Artist
Dimming Light Contemporary Nick Meola NYCDA (Phoenix) 5th in Senior Solos
24/7 (Dallas) 2nd in Senior Solos
Senior Female Non-Stop Dancer
The Dance Awards
(Las Vegas)
8th in Senior Solos
2022 What is Love Contemporary Self choreographed NUVO (Phoenix) 3rd in Senior Solos

Youth American Grand Prix[edit | hide | edit source]

Year Dance Name Choreographer City Place Awards
2015 Variation from Le Corsaire M. Petipa Las Vegas Top 12
New York (Finals) 3rd Place
2016 Pas d'Esclave Variation from Le Corsaire M. Petipa Austin Top 12
Hope Award
New York (Finals) Top 12
Grishko Model Search
Variation from Fairy Doll S. Legat Austin Top 12
Hope Award
New York (Finals) Top 12
Grishko Model Search
2017 Variation from Diana and Actaeon M. Petipa Phoenix Top 12
Variation from La Fille Mal Gardee S. Legat Phoenix Top 12

Duets[edit | hide | edit source]

Year Dance Name Dance Style Other Dancer Choreographer Competition Place Awards
2016 Pas D'Esclave from Le Corsaire Pointe Joziah German Slawomir Wosniak YAGP (Austin)
YAGP (NYC)
2017 Pas de Deux Coppelia Variation Pointe Antonio Casalinho unknown YAGP (Tampa) unknown scoring
YAGP Finals (Tampa) Gold Medal

Groups[edit | hide | edit source]

Year Dance Name Dance Style Choreographer Other Dancers Competition Place Awards
2016 Chasing cars Contemporary Harrison Stevenson Reina Stamm
Ava Maskin
Taylor Ponsness
Breckin Rosciszewski
24/7 (Phoenix) 3rd in Mini Groups
2018 Disintegrated Contemporary Chelsea Jennings Bostyn Brown
Brooke Judge
Carlee Schield
Jenna Valenzuela
The Dance Awards (Las Vegas) 4th in Teen Groups
2019 Noir Ballet Josie Walsh Gavin Morales
Avery Stamm
Reina Stamm
Brian Hopper
NUVO (Phoenix) didn't place
Bellyache Jazz Danny Lawn Alexis Adair
Brooklin Cooley
Summer O'Haver
Carlee Schield
Brooke Judge
Jenna Valenzuela
Radix (Phoenix) 2nd in Teen Groups
Hanging by a thread Contemporary Danny Lawn Bostyn Brown
Brooke Judge
Reina Stamm
Avery Stamm
Carlee Schield
Jenna Valenzuela
Chevelle Heller
Jaycee Wilkins
24/7 (Phoenix) 1st in Teen Groups
2020 Pump Ballroom Erica Marr Many Dancers Jump (Phoenix) 2nd in Teen Extended Lines
Both Sides Now Contemporary Lauren Adams Bostyn Brown
Milla Fabirkiewicz
Paige Kracht
Summer O'Haver
Brooklin Cooley
Jenna Valenzuela
Jaycee Wilkins
Jenn Gamma
Jump (Phoenix) 1st in Teen Lines
Traffic Contemporary Unknown Choreographer Jaycee Wilkins
Jenna Valenzuela
Cienna Bethea
Brooke Judge
Jump (Phoenix) didn't place
Lead and I'll Follow Specialty Jason Parson Jaycee Wilkins
Brooklin Cooley
Bostyn Brown
Brooke Judge
Jump (Phoenix) 3rd in Teen Groups
This year's love Lyrical Danny Lawn Bostyn Brown
Brooke Judge
Jenna Valenzuela
Brooklin Cooley
Paige Kracht
Alexis Adair
Jaycee Wilkins
Jump (Phoenix) didn't place
2021 Both Sides Now Contemporary Lauren Adams Bostyn Brown
Brooke Judge
Alexis Adair
Brooklin Cooley
Summer O'Haver
Jaycee Wilkins
Reina Stamm
Imani Frazier
Sara Allen
Jenn Gamma
24/7 (Glendale) didn't place
Paquita Ballet Lea McKinley Alexis Adair
Reina Stamm
Avery Stamm
Imani Frazier
Jenn Gamma
Sara Allen
Jump (Phoenix)
Slave for you Ballroom Erica Marr Alexis Adair
Brooklin Cooley
Summer O'Haver
Bostyn Brown
Brooke Judge
Eleda Dickenson
Bailey LaMagdelaine
Avery Stamm
Reina Stamm
Jaycee Wilkins
Jenn Gamma
Hailey Jimenez
Imani Frazier
Maia Rogers
Emma Harris
Jordan Goldberg
Kylie Tollefson
Daylyn Lucky
NUVO (Phoenix)
2022 No Solace Contemporary Nick Meola Bella Klassen
Brooklin Cooley
Paige Kracht
Summer O'Haver
Brooke Judge
Sara Allen
Chloe Slone
Kate Kingsley
NYCDA (Phoenix)
And So It Is Lyrical Bella Klassen
Brooke Judge
Brooklin Cooley
Summer O'Haver
Paige Kracht
Sara Allen
Colby Rich
Amaya Weeks
Jump (Provo)
Submergence Contemporary Jump (Phoenix)
Pretty Girls Jazz Danny Lawn NUVO (Phoenix)

World of Dance[edit | hide | edit source]

Qualifiers
Ne-Yo 85
Jennifer Lopez 83
Derek Hough 84
AVERAGE 84
Duels Round
Eva Igo 92
Avery & Marcus 93.3
The Cut (Thunder)
Ne-Yo 85
Jennifer Lopez 86
Derek Hough 85
AVERAGE 85.3

Dance Titles[edit | hide | edit source]

  • Regional Petite Miss Dance KAR 2013
  • Regional NUVO Mini Female Breakout Artist 2014
  • National LA Dance Magic Junior Performer of the Year 2014
  • Regional ASH Junior Apprentice 2015
  • Regional NYCDA Mini Female Outstanding Dancer 2015
  • National Mini Female Best Dancer 2015
  • National Junior Female Best Dancer 2017

Accolades, Awards and Nominations[edit | hide | edit source]

Year Title Category Nominated Result Refs
2015 The Dance Awards - Las Vegas Mini Female Best Dancer Avery Gay Won [2]
2016 YAGP Nationals - New York Youth Grand Prix America -
Grishko Model Search Award
Avery Gay Won [3]
2017 YAGP Nationals - New York Youth Grand Prix America -
Pas de Deux & Ensembles
Avery Gay & Antonio Casalinho Copellia Gold [4]
The Dance Awards - Las Vegas Junior Female Best Dancer Avery Gay Won [5]

Filmography[edit | hide | edit source]

Movies[edit | hide | edit source]

Year Film Role Notes
2018 We Are the Future Dancer

Television[edit | hide | edit source]

Year Series Role Notes
2016 So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation Herself
Steve Harvey's Little Big Shots Herself
2018 World of Dance Herself
2024 So You Think You Can Dance Herself

Additional Page[edit | hide | edit source]

Avery Gay/Gallery

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