When Zyiasia Knighton was 10 years old, her father was shot and murdered. When the EMT’s were dispatched, they went to the wrong address.
“When he got [to the hospital] no trauma surgeon, no one could save him at that point,” she said in an interview with “So You Think You Can Dance.”
To prevent another child from going through what she did, the Springfield resident became an EMT.
But she still has another dream — dancing.
Knighton got three yeses during her audition round and has since made it to the choreography round of competition, which airs June 8.