Avery Gay is known for competing on So You Think You Can Dance and also for having appeared on various other shows including Little Big Shots, The Steve Harvey Show, and World of Dance.
Born Name Avery Gay
Occupation Dancer, Actress, Social Media Personality
Born May 25, 2004, I'm 16 years 4 months and 27 days, Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Sun Sign Gemini
Height 5 ft 3 in or 160 cm
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Dark Brown
Measurements 33-24-33 in – 84-61-84 cm
Bra size 32A
Mother – Elizabeth Gay
Father – Lowery Gay
Siblings – Jack Gay [Older Brother)
She was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. She has a brother named Jack. She has a Yorkie named Emmett and is a sixth-generation Arizonan.
Her future goal is to attend USC’s dance program led by William Forsythe. Upon graduation, she hopes to be a professional dancer and choreographer.
She was studying with an online public charter school called Arizona Virtual Academy.
Avery studied ballet at the Master Ballet Academy in the past. She was also attending the Joffrey Ballet School in April 2020.
Avery wished to enroll at the University of Southern California after completing her high school.
Avery has either endorsed or promoted various brands such as –
Avery Gay Facts
She was 4 years old when she started performing in almost every dance form at the Centrestage Dance Studio in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Avery took a liking to the dance style Ballet when she was 7 years old and by the age of 9, she trained for more than 30 hours a week.
She was 8 years old when she became part of The Nutcracker.
In the past, Avery was featured in the magazine Pointe. Later, she was announced as the US ambassador for Joffrey Ballet and Grishko.
In 2017, Avery was presented with the YAGP Finals gold medal.
With time, Avery has won several awards including the award for “Mini Best Dancer” at The Dance Awards in 2015 and “Junior Best Dancer” in 2017.
In 2018, she was featured in We Are The Future alongside dancer Brooklin Cooley and Bostyn Brown.
Avery was brought up in Scottsdale, Arizona alongside her brother Jack.
She has a Yorkie named Emmett.
Avery once stated that as an adult, she would like to be a professional dancer and choreographer.
Dancer whose talents have been seen on NBC’s Little Big Shots, The Steve Harvey Show, World of Dance and So You Think You Can Dance. She won Mini Best Dancer at The Dance Awards in 2015 and Junior Best Dancer at the awards in 2017. She was also awarded the YAGP Finals gold medal in 2017.
Debut TV So You Think You Can Dance 
Debut Film We Are The Future [2018, as Avery]
She began training in all different styles of dance and performing at the age of four years old for Centrestage Dance Studio in Scottsdale, Arizona. At age seven, she began taking ballet technique very seriously and by age nine, she was training more than 30 hours a week in just ballet at Master Ballet Academy. She started dancing in The Nutcracker at age eight.
She has traveled the globe to be a guest performer in more than 10 professional ballet galas. She also won the YAGP Grishko model search, earned a feature in Pointe magazine and became an ambassador for Joffrey Ballet and Grishko USA.
What’s been your favorite part about being on “WOD”?
I’ve loved meeting the other contestants from all over the world and starting new friendships. “WOD” also gives you a peek into the life of a professional dancer and It’s pretty special to dance for Derek, J.Lo, and NE-YO!
What is been most challenging about performing on “WOD”?
Having to polish our routines in such a short time was difficult. We had to trust each other and our choreographer to stay confident. Also, we were the first couple to dance on pointe on the digital, plexiglass “WOD” stage. They offered to cover it with a marley surface, but we didn’t want to compromise the projections from the floor. So we essentially had to retrain our bodies to compensate for the unfamiliar surfaces. But that stage is state-of-the-art amazing, so it was worth the effort!
What do you hope people new to ballet will take away from your performances?
We hope people see the excitement, diversity, and athleticism that ballet dancers bring. Ballet isn’t just Swan Lake or The Nutcracker. We want to encourage young kids to go to ballet class because it’s cool , and to show ballet dancers in a different light.
Who’s your dance role model?
I’m inspired by Josie Walsh and Stacey Tookey. They’re very different choreographers, but they’re both very Zen-like. They’ve taken the time to get to know me and teach me what they’ve learned in their careers—specifically, how to love yourself in a world where you’re constantly critiqued. My classical ballet dance role model would be my ballet teacher, Olga Tarrasova. She’s taught me not to try to emulate the famous ballerinas, but instead to dance like Avery Gay, and develop my own style with strong technique.
What’s next for you as a dancer?
Lots of training! I have so much ambition for the future, but one thing is constant: I want to be a professional dancer. I always thought I’d finish my training at a high-Profile ballet institution, but recently I’ve become interested in the USC Gloria Kaufman School of Dance. Once I become a pro, I’d like to be able to have the flexibility to perform contemporary ballet and classical ballet in a concert setting. Who knows, maybe I’ll even start my own company.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
I would tell myself to learn how to properly warm up before dancing full out on the dance floor to prevent unwanted injuries.