by Shannonn Kelly
05:27AM, EST, January 16, 2013
On Friday January 18, Season 2 Winner of So You Think You Can Dance, Benji Schwimmer turns 28 years-old.
Benji’s mother Laurie and sister, Lacey Schwimmer, a 4th place finalist on Season 3 SYTYCD and most recently on Dancing With The Stars (DWTS), are also west-coast swing dancers in their own right.
Born “Benjamin Daniel Schwimmer” in Redlands, California, Schwimmer won the second season of Fox’s long-running So You Think You Can Dance reality competition show where he also hotly competed with now “Emmy® Award nominated” Travis Wall who has been a choreographer on SYTYCD since season 7.
To this day I remember most of Schwimmer’s routines. But, out of all of them, I loved the show-stopping nerd-fest hip-hop routine with Benji and Travis or “Tranji”. Click here for a great laugh and some terrific moves by Benji and Travis.
What’s incredible about Benji Schwimmer is that he’s not only a talented dancer, globe trotting Humanitarian, sought after choreographer, singer, musician; but also highly educated at some of the nations top Ivy League schools.