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Bree Hafen, Mom On 'So You Think You Can Dance', Lets 2-Year-Old Daughter Dance On Stage During Audition (VIDEO)

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On the season premiere of "So You Think You Can Dance," the judges, who are once again on the hunt for America's favorite dancer, found a superstar in the making. After a standout performance, contestant Bree Hafen's 2-year-old daughter Stella took the stage, wearing adorable ballet attire (pink tutu! sparkly hair accessories!), and melted hearts across the country.

Hafen, a mom of two from Texas, brought both Stella and 5-year-old Luke, to her Dallas audition. While she danced, executive producer and judge, Nigel Lythgoe, invited the kids to sit at his VIP table and watch. Then, while mom performed, Lythgoe gave little Luke a ticket to Las Vegas, where the next round of tryouts will be, to hand-deliver to mom.

Lythgoe asked Hafen why such a talented dancer had waited nine seasons to audition for the show, and she explained that she'd been either pregnant or caring for a baby since the show's early years.

And then, it was Stella's turn. HuffPost Celebrity Editor, Katelyn Mullen writes:

"Stella's mini-audition after her mom's had me laughing, crying and aww-ing until my face hurt."

Watch Stella's dance above, and read a complete recap of the episode here.