Lex Ishimoto, originally from Irvine, California, began working at an early age, performing on the national tour as “Billy” in Billy Elliot The Musical where he was nominated for outstanding lead actor at the Helen Hayes Awards. Before his appearance on “SYTYCD,” Ishimoto already had a career that most dancers twice his age would have been proud of accomplishing. Lex became the grand finalist at The Spotlight Awards in 2015 and earned the title “Teen Male Best Dancer of the Year” at The Dance Awards, as well as being titled “Elite Protégé” on The pulse on Tour 2014, touring all over the United States and internationally. Also winning the “Youth American Grand Prix Award” at the 2015 YAGP Los Angeles regionals and placed as a finalist at the National YoungArts Foundation in 2016. In addition, he has trained at Boston Ballet for two years and won the Dance Awards title again in 2016 but this time as “Senior Male Best Dancer of the Year”. Following that, he joined Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound company and became touring with JUMP Dance Convention as a choreographer and assistant. In 2017, Lex was crowned “America’s Favorite Dancer” on American dance competition show, So You Think You Can Dance season 14.