Merrick Hanna is an American freestyle dancer who became famous at a young age for his ‘flo-bot’ style of dance. This multitalented teenager is also a popper, actor, and animator. Influenced by his grandmother, who takes dance classes even though she is in her eighties, Merrick started dancing when he was just nine years old. He began with robot-style dancing and soon started teaching himself to pop and wave by watching videos on YouTube. When he was ten, one of his dance videos went viral, and he started drawing attention for his brilliant performances. He then started taking part in local dance competitions at UC San Diego and even competed with adult dancers. During this time, he also received overwhelming response on social media, solidifying his position as an excellent young freestyle dancer. Next, he auditioned for the seasons 10 and 11 of ‘America's Got Talent’ but was not successful. Finally, he got through in season 12 of ‘America's Got Talent,’ and remained in the competition till the semifinals. Merrick has also acted and danced professionally on the stage and the small screen. He performed in two full-summer Shakespeare runs with the Intrepid Theater Company. Clear Talent Group now represents him. He has also modeled for popular brands like GAP Kids, H&M, and Honda.