18 year-old Ricky Ubeda, a Coral Reef High School graduate who grew up in Southwest Miami-Dade, took home top honors on the hit FOX show, So You Think You Can Dance. He’ll take home a grand prize of $250,000.
“No words can do this moment justice. I only have two: thank you…. from the deepest place in my heart”
– Ricky Ubeda
He credits his single Cuban mother for inspiring him to train 10 hours a day throughout high school.
Ubeda was also supported by his local dance school, Stars Dance Studio Miami, which held weekly watch parties to raise funds to send Ricky’s mother and family to L.A. to see him perform.
You can see Ubeda and the other top nine SYTYCD contestants to perform at the Adrienne Arsht Center on November 18 as part of the So You Think You Can Dance tour.