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Beating bullying by becoming a famous dancer

Published Wednesday March 15

Now based in Los Angeles, Lazzarini teaches at dance conventions on weekends.

Growing up in Mountain View, Nick Lazzarini always knew dance was for that person

Nick Lazzarini won the 1st season’s competition on “So You Think You Can Dance” in 2005. He was 21 at the time. But he had already been dancing for seventeen years. For that person dance had always been a vital form of self-expression.

“If I didn’t have dance, I don’t know what I would have done,” Lazzarini, who hails from Mountain View, says. “At school, people were mean. If I didn’t have an outlet where I could go and just be myself, and not be fearful of being made fun of, I don’t know what would have happened.

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