Dominic ‘D-Trix’ Sandoval | Dancer & Entertainer

A jack-of-all-trades or an attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder-style mastermind entertainer? Go with either one and you’ll find yourself overwhelmingly overjoyed to watch Dominic “D-Trix” Sandoval. He’s been a contestant on “So You Think You Can Dance,” part of a winning team on MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew” (and later became one of the show’s principal judges sitting right next to Lil’ Mama), played the bad guy in Nigahiga’s “Agents of Secret Stuff,” toured the nation as part of YTF — wait, I’m stilling going! — hosted both season 1 and 2 of Dance On’s “Dance Showdown” and has amassed over 76 millions views on his YouTube channel. D-Trix is your very own one-stop shop for ultimate amusement. Yes, he is a phenomenal dancer, but he also writes his own comedy, films, produces, edits and hosts, all while obsessing over modern day golden boy Justin Bieber. Read on and get sucked into the realm that is theDOMINICshow.

What takes up most of your time right now?

What takes up most of my time right now is laziness, and then I would say probably YouTube videos. But not too much, like the actual making it part doesn’t take too much time; it’s just mostly the writing part can take a long time, but that’s about it. YouTube and laying down, hanging out.

Do you have any pet peeves?

Yes, my biggest pet peeve is girls farting or girls having to do with anything with doo doo in it. I honestly feel that if like I was like super, super best friends with Jesus and God, I would have them take that away from you guys because that’s disgusting.

So girls couldn’t poop?

Yeah, or fart or just not talk about it or anything or smell bad.

What is your go-to dance move?

My go-to dance move would probably be the pelvic thrust. Sometimes you just got to give those underage kids what they want. A little pelvic thrust.

Give us a fun fact about yourself.

A fun fact about myself, let’s see [laughs]. A fun fact about myself is that…I have no pinkie toe nail.

Wait, ever?

Yeah. Well, it grows out and then I just rip it off. There’s like a fetish there. It’s really disgusting. It’s there; I just like ripping it off. Nasty, that’s not a fun fact, that is just disgusting as hell, but yeah. I’m losing subscribers as we talk. 

What is your favorite pair of shoes?

I would have to say my favorite pair of shoes right now are the Victor Kings. He hooked it up with a pair of shoes the other day, and I started dancing in them, and I like them a lot.

Tweak Footwear right?

Yeah, Tweak Footwear.

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Are you going to get your own pair of shoes?

I am not going to get my own brand. I was actually talking with Payday Footwear, which I also really like their shoes too, but we haven’t figured anything out. I like all types of shoes: dress shoes, boots, regular sneakers. I like everything, Jordans, strap-ons. 

Walk us through a typical day in your life.

A typical day in my life, let’s see. I wake up, I play with myself a little bit, and then I finally get the nerve to get out of bed and go pee. And then I brush my teeth, take a shower, go back to my bed, lay down, play with myself, catch up on YouTube videos and then I finally have breakfast, and then it’s probably time to go back to sleep by that time.

How did you end up going from Sacramento to coming to L.A. and working here?

What happened from Sacramento is I was working on my craft of breaking for many years, and then I finally did “So You Think You Can Dance” which is out here, and I wanted to continue that professional dance life, so I ended up moving to L.A. for it, and that was back in 2007 and I’m still here.

With dance being so visible in our culture, do you believe that this is attracting more people to want to learn how to dance?

I think TV and YouTube is attracting more people to want to dance and literally fulfill any type of artistic ability, just because growing up I felt like before “So You Think You Can Dance” and all the singing shows and dance shows, anything artistic shows, there was nothing for us to really do beside dance behind somebody. And as soon as people found out that you can dance for yourself and get recognized for it, I think that was very inspiring for a lot of dancers.

Do you think you need any special training to learn how to dance, or are you born with it or just by watching all the TV shows and YouTube videos you can kind of pick it up?

I mean, there are people who are naturally good at dancing. It’s kind of like black people, they are naturally good at everything. But you still got to shape it, you know, and I feel like that’s where training comes in handy, like if you want to be a professional hip hop dancer and do choreography behind Chris Brown, you’re still going to have to take class. You can’t just go out there and just start learning moves; it doesn’t work that way, but yeah, you have to train. You have to take class no matter what kind of dance style it is.