So You Think You Can Dance Star Serge Onik Dies at 33

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ alum and actor Serge Onik dead at 33

Serge Onik, a dancer and choreographer known most for his appearance on season 11 of the popular dance competition show “So You Think You Can Dance” died at the age of 33, his agency confirmed on Tuesday.

“He was an amazing dancer with a huge heart and he touched the lives of everyone who met him,” said Movement Talent Agency president Jim Keith in a statement. “He will be truly missed. This is a sad day for us at the agency and for the dance community as a whole.”

Onik was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine before moving to the U.S. when he was 3. He began dancing at the age of 9 while part of a Russian cultural program where he was taught the language, culture, and dances which he had to perform on stage.

“What inspired me to dance was the beauty, the energy, and the ability to be creative with your body,” Onik said to a young journalist who interviewed him on YouTube in 2014.

That same year, Onik competed in season 11 of So You Think You Can Dance and also worked as a choreographer on Dancing With The Stars working closely with Meryl Davis and Maks Chmerkovskiy that same year.

There are many tributes and condolences on social media timelines of the affected friends and families. Death has always created deep heartbreak and an inexplicable deep sense of loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family who has lost their beloved one and also with friends who must have been devastated by the death news.


This publication is not serving as the official obituary announcement by the family. An account of life of Serge Onik and details about the upcoming funeral is not contained in this writing. The family of the deceased would release the official obituary announcement which may contain the visitation and funeral date.

In Lieu Of Flower

Since we have not noticed the family’s official obituary, the information as regards the direction for In Lieu of Flowers is unknown to us for now. We are not sure if there is any fundraising campaign for the deceased funeral running at the moment.

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