Here's Ricky's take on his experience on the show...
You had a waacking routine this week, which is something new for the show. How difficult was that and were you worried about how it would go over with viewers?
"I was more excited about the fact that waacking was going to be introduced to the world. It was a new style - like when Bollywood was introduced to everyone, it was just like awesome and so uplifting. I'm so excited for waacking to be part of the SYTYCD family now. I wasn't really worried about, 'oh, I could go home with this'. On this show you can't really expect anything, you just have to be open and dance openly and live your life!"
What are your plans for the future?
"After the tour's over, I plan on moving out here [to LA] hopefully with Clarice, so I mean, I'm up for anything. I'm really excited just to come out here and hopefully get into the acting business and dancing more and harder, maybe with Tyce [Diorio] or Sonya [Tayeh]. I'm just really excited to work with everyone."
Who was your favourite guest judge this season?
"When Lady GaGa was on the panel, it was just amazing to hear what she has to say 'cos she's such a performer and such an artist. The appreciation she has for dance and all the arts is just amazing. But with everyone, hearing from them was great because they see what America sees but in a different light so they know what to say to keep us going in the competition. There wasn't one judge where I thought, 'oh, you're crazy'. We got all these amazing opportunities to meet these people and be judged by them. Hopefully they remember us!"
Was there any advice you got throughout the season that you'll take with you in the future?
"I may have to say, again, Lady GaGa saying she has a sweet spot for me was great because I really love her. Just hearing everything from everyone was just amazing and it's stuff that you can take with you, even if it wasn't directed to me, I just took it all in and put it in my pocket and could take it away with me. That's the best thing about being judged, you can always take it with you and become a better person and dancer."
You've previously expressed interest in joining a ballet studio in the future. Is that still in the cards?
"It's funny, I've been searching to see if I can find a really amazing ballet contemporary mixed-genre type of company out here in LA since I want to move out here. I also want to keep teaching. I can't wait to get back and show all my girls who come to my class the quality of movement that I've learned. It'll be a whole different style to my last class. I'm really excited just to show how much I've grown. But yes, I really do want to be part of a ballet company and I hope it's in my future."
Do you think that there's any way you could have saved yourself to make it to the finale?
"I'm really excited for the Top 4. Tadd is the most unique and amazing dancer I've met. He's such an entertainer and he deserves to be where he's at. Marko, of course, is an amazing dancer too. If the judges had to choose, I have no idea what would have gone down. I was just really happy that I got to do my solo and show America while I was there."
Is there a piece that you're most proud of from the competition?
"Any ballroom that I did was extremely difficult. My cha cha with Ryan - I really really love that dance. It was fast and during rehearsals it was just not great. We were trying so hard but it was so fast and they wanted to slow the music down for us so we could at least get the steps. They kept pushing us and honestly, whatever we did on the show was the first time we did it full-out, how it was supposed to look. My jive with Anya as well - I was moving my feet so fast, it was super super quick. Those two were my favourite. After the tour I really want to delve back into ballroom cos it was super fun."
Do you have any advice for young aspiring dancers?
"Never give up! Once you set your mind up, telling yourself, 'oh I'm done, I give up, I can't dance anymore and I'm not as good as this person'... your mind is so overbearing. It's so difficult to get over that. Your mind is so powerful and if you just tell yourself not to quit, it will take you so far in life and that's one thing I have learned this season. I'm just really happy that I have the chance to grow and at such a young age, as well."
Did you consider yourself an underdog in the competition after ending up in the bottom so often?
"Every week it was just hard hearing that I was in the bottom just because I kept asking myself, 'hey, what am I doing wrong?' I wanted to connect with everyone and show my talent and experience this with them. I'm really glad that the judges kept seeing that there was something in me that wanted it really bad and wanted to grow as a dancer. Being in the bottom just really helped me as well and helped to show America why I was here and why I'm so driven sometimes. I don't think it was bad, I really took it as a good thing."
So You Think You Can Dance airs Wednesdays and Thursdays on Fox