An unusual and uniquely gifted young star, Merrick Hanna’s name is synonymous with the ‘Flo-bot’ dance style. The autodidact dancer who discovered his talents at an early age has since participated in big local and international dance competitions including America’s Got Talent, before eventually turning his passion to profit.
While he may not be considered as one of the top A-list stars in showbiz yet, Hanna’s big dreams and zeal have established him as a formidable force in the industry. Explore lesser-known facts that have made the talented dancer, model, actor, and ambitious star appear increasing endearing to fans.
Merrick Hanna Bio & Age
Merrick Hanna is a native of California born on March 22, 2005. There is a scarcity of information regarding his elementary education, but it is no secret that the young entertainer was raised in his hometown and educated at Khan Academy.
While he hopes to make a great career as a dancer, Merrick has a flair for mathematics and numbers and also dreams of becoming a robotics engineer in the future. More so, he is very tech savvy and is a self-taught Java coder/programmer. For his tertiary education, Merrick has his eyes set on studying at the prestigious UCLA.
Hanna is best recognized as a passionate and self-taught dancer who began dancing from the early age of nine. His decision to take dance seriously was inspired by ABDC’s Jabbawockeez. Though Merrick is naturally a flexible dancer, he knew he had to first hone his skills for professional performances. Consequently, the lad began arming himself for the art by watching dance videos online as well as dance TV shows.
Having gained a satisfactory level of confidence as a freestyle dancer with the signature Flo-bot style, Merrick began participating in dance competitions. He once competed in Nickelodeon’s reality TV show Lip Sync Battle Shorties as well as the popular dance competition So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation.
After two initial unsuccessful attempts to get into the hit reality show America’s Got Talent, Merrick Hanna eventually got a nod in the 12th season of the show. Hanna apparently wowed both the audience and judges with his unique talents and amazing performances on the AGT show. Though he was eliminated at the semi-finals, the teenage dancer was by far adjudged one of the best competitors that season.
Hanna is also a model who has been featured in several commercials for top brands such as Honda, H&M, and Gap Kids, among others. He has also caught the acting bug. While he may not be one of the easily recognizable faces in Hollywood just yet, the prolific dancer is sure a star to watch out for. So far, Merrick’s acting credits are only on stage and they include performances in the summer production of the Shakespearean plays Much Ado about Nothing and A Winter’s Tale. One of Hanna’s screen credits as an entertainer includes a feature in an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show where he also showcased his amazing dancing skills.
His Net Worth
Merrick Hanna is a multi-talented teenager who wears different caps as a dancer, model, and actor. As a young model, he has worked for some big brands and on social media, Hanna is believed to also be cashing out from his YouTube channel. Thus, his numerous efforts in showbiz have undoubtedly yielded some financial rewards. While Merrick’s exact earnings and net worth have not been disclosed, it is presumed that he has amassed a decent fortune and can afford a comfortable lifestyle.
Merrick Hanna’s Family – Parents and Siblings
Merrick Hanna is the first of two sons born to Shawn and Aletha Hanna. His brother’s name is Sagan. Other than these, there is little or no information about his family background and parents’ career. But going by public records, it is safe to say the young dancer looks up to his parents for some major life choices.
As earlier mentioned, Merrick hopes to study at UCLA, the school which has produced some of his older family generations. UCLA doubles as an alma mater for his mother and grandparents. It is worthy to note that Merrick’s octagenarian grandma also has impressive dance moves.
Bearing in mind that Merrick Hanna is still in his formative years, his current height and body measurements are only temporary. But for now, the dancer stands at a height of 5 feet 2 inches (1.57 meters) and weighs about 45 kg (99 lb). His other body statistics are yet to be disclosed.
Where Is He Now?
Not much is known about Merrick Hanna’s endeavors in recent years. While the budding star is presumably busy and more focused on his studies and further honing his entertainment skills, he keeps in touch with fans on his social media accounts. Merrick has several dance videos on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram which have gone viral at various times. He has amassed a huge fan base on the aforementioned popular social networking sites.
More so, Merrick spends his time giving back to the community. Apart from entertaining children at Ecke Family YMCA with his unique dance style, he helps in grooming kids in hip-hop lessons at charity events. But when he is not doing any of those, Hanna loves to relax by spending quality time surfing and playing games with friends at the beach.