NBC’s World of Dance is the world’s most competitive dance competition, where celebrity judges Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo, Derek Hough, and host/mentor Jenna Dewan Tatum watch incredible dancers compete for a whopping $1 million prize. From hip hop to tap, break dancing to ballroom, it’s a celebration of all things dance, and we’re pumped to give you a look at each and every amazing dancer, duo, and crew. Let’s meet Kyle Van Newkirk.

Kyle Van Newkirk

Style: Tap: Solo

Category: Upper

From: Morrill, Neb.

Who he is: This small town dancer has broken boundaries and pushed the envelope during his short career as he’s gone from rehearsing in his basement to winning world championship for tap dancing. He won World Championships of Tap Dance in 2015—and received runner up for battle of the feet for two years in a row.

Fun fact: Kyle choreographed his own show, “Tappin N’ Time, the Past and Present of Tap,” which pays tribute to all of the tap dancers through history who have influenced tap, from the beginning to present day.

Where to catch him: Follow him on Instagram @kyle_vanny to keep up.

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