Thayne Jasperson (27) is a Contemporary dancer who grew up in Springville, UT. Jasperson was a featured dancer in “High School Musical,” and “High School Musical 2.” He danced five years with Odyssey Dance Theatre in Salt Lake City, but has only been dancing six years.
What is your full name?
Thayne Riley Jasperson
Do you have a nickname?
Where do you currently live?
Salt Lake City, Utah
Where were you born?
What is your hometown?
Evanstown, Wyoming and Springville, Utah
How old are you?
27 years old
What is your birth date?
Are you in school? If so, which one and how long? Did you graduate?
Graduated in 1999, Springville High. Got associates degree from UVSC.
Are you married?
Do you have any children?
How old were you when you started dancing?
I was 21 when I started dance. I joined a singing group and they made me take dance because I was so bad at it.
Do you have any formal dance training?
Ballet, Jazz, modern, tap, some Hip Hop.
If you had to categorize your dance style, what would it be?
What other talents/hobbies do you have?
Singing, acting, choreography, reading. I collect 80’s cartoon! I love em!
Who is your favorite professional dancer?
Sylvie Guillem – She has flawless technique and beautiful movement.
Does anyone in your family dance professionally?
Have you performed in musical theater or in public functions as a dancer?
Mungo Jerrie – “Cats”, Andy Lee – “42nd Street”, George Bailey – “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “Aida” and “Footloose”.
What would you like to see happen to you as a result of the show?
Movies and Broadway!!!! I would hope people would see me and say we want him! I’d love to do all variety of performing jobs.
Where would you like to be in 10 years and what would you like to be doing?
Movies and Boradway!!! LOL! I’ve always wanted to be in the business. I love, love, love performing.
What has been your most memorable dance experience?
Last minute, A girl and I improved for a show. We didn’t know what we’d do or how it would go. But we were so connected to each other. Time stood still for four minutes.
What have you learned so far in going through the audition process for this show?
You never know what they want. You just have to give it your all, show your personality and keep trying.
What are your favorite dance moments from movies, TV and/or stage?
Being a featured dancer in High School Musical 1 and 2 and in MTV’s American Mall. This experience is also incredible.
Which choreographers would you like to work with?
MIA!! Mandy Moore, Wade Robson, Tyce, Any and all that I can get to work with. I’m excited to learn and try to adapt. There are so many amazing ones on this show.