Former So You Think You Can Dance Winner Can Show Off All His Dance Skills in Jail

Joshua Allen, season 4 winner of So You Think You Can Dance, in November 2014 in Hollywood, Calif. (Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Hollywood Christmas Parade)

Joshua Allen, the season 4 winner of So You Think You Can Dance, a reality show for people who want to take their dance skills from their living room and into yours, is going to jail for domestic violence.

According to the Los Angeles Daily News, in April 2016, Allen, 28, choked and assaulted a woman, and then months later, attacked her again and chased her into a coffee shop where she’d run for help.


“Allen chased her into the coffee shop and threw a glass vase at a woman who attempted to help the victim and attacked another man who also tried to intervene,” prosecutors said, the Daily News reports.

Allen went batshit inside the shop until customers took him down, authorities said. On Thursday he was sentenced to a year in Los Angeles County Jail and five years of probation after he is released.


He was also featured in Step Up and Freak Dance, movies no one watched.

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