THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

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From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards Best in Dance

Social media has helped turn the world into anyone’s stage. From dance studios to the streets, these dancers can bust a move whenever they see fit, and share their skills with millions of people around the world. These nominees received a ton of praise for showing off their dance skills, whether they are classically trained or self-taught.

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Nominees

winner
Backpack Kid
How does a regular 15-year-old named Russell Horning turn into Backpack Kid, the dance sensation wi…
finalist
Brown Girls Do Ballet
If you love ballet, chances are you’re one of the 100K+ Instagram followers inspired by Brown Girls…
Gaurav N Chandni
Gaurav Mankoti and Chandni Srivastava have a combination of chemistry and creative choreography tha…
Isabella Boylston
One of Isabella Boylston’s Instagram posts shows an old Newsweek cover with Mikhail Baryshnikov and…
Jabbawockeez
The Jabbawockeez sound like creatures from another universe, and the group that won the 1st season …
finalist
Kyle Hanagami
Most people can’t post a dance routine to Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” on their YouTube channel and …
finalist
Les Twins
Laurent and Larry Bourgeois, better known as Les Twins, exploded onto the world stage in 2017, taki…
Lil' Buck
Many wondered who it was dancing up walls and on the sides of cars in 2017’s stunning ad for Apple’…
finalist
Merrick Hanna
If you watched season 12 of America’s Got Talent and didn’t root for Merrick Hanna’s robot boy danc…
Taylor Sieve
Taylor Sieve proved that hard work pays off, becoming a fan favorite for her honest personality and…
finalist
Tessa Brooks
Tessa Brooks is an actress, dancer, and one of today’s most prolific creators in the lifestyle spac…
Werk for Peace
They’re here, they’re queer, and they’re “werking” it to promote peace, so you might as well join t…