Serge Onik Dies: ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ star was 33

Dance industry celebrities are grieving the loss of dancer and choreographer Serge Onik.

Onik gained notoriety for his participation in season 11 of “So You Think You Can Dance” in 2014 and his choreography work for “Dancing with the Stars.” At age 33, he passed away from an unforeseen cause.

Jim Keith, the head of The Movement Talent Agency and Onik’s agent, informed TODAY in a statement that Onik had passed away.

On the dance competition show in 2014, Onik competed and finished in the top 14. He also aided professionals like Maksim Chmerkovskiy on Dancing With the Stars with choreography and American Olympic figure skaters with their routines and training.

When Onik was three years old, his family moved from Kharkiv, Ukraine, to the United States. As part of a Russian cultural programme where he was taught the language, culture, and dances that he had to perform on stage, he started dancing when he was nine years old.

Dancers and fans have expressed their disbelief in the comments section, including Tony Dovolani, who said, “Wow. It’s unbelievable, said Anna Rebunskaya, and she added, “I’m really sorry about this. Serg, RIP.

Onik had a brief cameo in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s play In The Heights, which he remembered fondly on Instagram.

“I mean, it’s for literally 2 seconds, but I’ve never been more honoured to be part of a project,” he added. “It’s such an honour to be a part of a film that represents the cultures, peoples, and dance genre that I owe my entire being to and to which I was essentially raised.”

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