Paso man to compete on "So You Think You Can Dance" tonight on Fox

A native Paso Robles man will dance on national television Wednesday night on the reality television show “So You Think You Can Dance.”

Jesus Solorio, 23, a contemporary and jazz dancer, will be partnered with one of the show’s 19 other finalist for a dance competition judged by television watchers.

The show will air from 8 to 10 p.m. on Fox.

June Greenawalt of Class Act Dance in Paso Robles, has worked with Solorio since he was 12. She said she has been anxiously watching the television show, rooting for him along the way.

“He has worked so hard for this,” said Greenawalt, who describes Solorio, who has also been on the Hannah Montana show, as humble and loving with a natural talent for all styles of dance.

“This is a kid to really root for,” she said.

--AnnMarie Cornejo

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