Life is about to change for Ricky Ubeda.
The 18-year-old dancer from Miami, Fla. won ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ during the show’s live season finale on Wednesday night.
As the top vote getter of the season, Ubeda receives the show’s $250,000 cash prize, an opportunity to appear on the cover of Dance Spirit Magazine, and a role on Broadway in the upcoming show “On The Town.”
“To be named America’s Favorite Dancer means that I have done what I had set out to do: to make individuals feel something through my movement,” Ubeda said in a statement on Thursday. “I am extremely humbled to know that so many enjoy my craft.”
And the fun is just beginning for the dancer, who will join ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Live Tour, featuring the top ten contestants of season 11. The outing begins on Tuesday, Oct. 1 in New Orleans, LA and ends in February, 2015.