Benji Schwimmer and Nicole Clonch

Benji Schwimmer is an American professional dancer, choreographer and actor. On August 16, 2006, he was announced as the winner of the second season of So You Think You Can Dance and has choreographed for both the U.S. and the international versions of the show. He co-starred in the 2010 film Leading Ladies.

Schwimmer is known for his versatility in mixing the arts of solo dance and partnering. He works for the non-profit group, Dancers Everywhere Making a Needed Difference (D.E.M.A.N.D) and is the songwriter, producer, and vocalist for pop-rock band The Weekend Forecast, who are signed with Executive Music Group.

When not creating art, Benji is involved in several causes including Human Rights, AIDS Awareness and the better treatment of animals. Benji also writes music and is currently working on an album.

~Awards & Competitions~

*9-Time US OPEN Professional Showcase Champion
*United States Caberet Champion
*Season 2 Winner of Fox's So You Think You Can Dance
*OUT Magazine's 100
*Part of several Emmy winning productions
*Feather Award Recipient
*Youngest World Dance Champion in history
*First SYTYCD alumni to return as a choreographer

Nicole Clonch has danced since age 3 and partner-danced since age 5. Her main stuides are jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, Latin and ballroom, and West Coast swing. Nicole has won countless awards and competitions in jazz/contemporary dance, partnerwork, Jack-n-Jill, and West Coast swing.  

Nicole won the N.A.S.D.E All-Star 2014 and Golden Ticket tours. She danced on Dancing with the Stars in Los Angeles, performed in Germany’s famously beautiful Rosengala, and in Australia’s Gold Coast.

Currently partnered with Benji Schwimmer, whose family she has trained with from the start, the two won the prestigious U.S. Open Opus in the Showcase division with only 9 days of preparation. Nicole’s passion and love for dance shines through in every venture she crosses.