Who Is Merrick Hanna?
Merrick Hanna is a 12-year-old robot-popping and animation-style dancer. He began dancing when he was nine years old after seeing robot-style dancing on television, teaching himself to pop and wave by watching online videos.
A year later, a video of Hanna dancing on the street went viral and he quickly gained attention for his performances. He began to enter freestyle dance battles, including a battle at UC San Diego, where he was competing against adult competitors; he received millions of social media views, solidifying his position as a top young dancer for his style.
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Now Hanna combines his dance and acting skills (he’s performed in two professional Shakespeare productions) to tell stories with music. Hanna’s favorite place to be is in front of an audience. He is thrilled to perform in front of “America’s Got Talent” viewers and show the world what he can do.Merrick has acted and danced professionally on stage and screen.
He started his acting career during two full summers of Shakespeare runs (Much Ado About Nothing and A Winter’s Tale ) with the Intrepid Theater Company. Merrick found his passion for dance after watching the Jabbawockeez on ABDC. He has competed on AGT, SYTYCD, Das Supertalent, and Lip Sync Battle Shorties. Merrick has acted on Netflix, Disney, Nickelodeon, and BratTV. He is represented by Clear Talent Group.
Merrick was ‘discovered’ after videos of him dancing went viral on Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram. Today he also creates on TikTok where he has over 3 million followers.
Merrick William Hanna is from Encinitas, California. The star is a hip-hop dancer, popper, animator, and actor. The young dancer has watched America’s Got Talent for a long time. He is influenced by his grandma who takes four dance classes each week despite being in her eighties. He also auditioned for Seasons 10 and 11 but was cut before the auditions, according to Instagram Live.