Congratulations Tyce Diorio on winning the Outstanding Choreography Emmy® award at the 2009 Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards. This is the first Emmy® win for the choreographer and the fifth win for So You Think You Can Dance. Tyce received the award for choreographing the “Adam and Eve / Silence” contemporary piece danced by William Wingfield and Jessica King during Season 4. Judge Mary Murphy called the dance “one of the most amazing pieces I’ve ever seen on the show.” Will and Jessica returned to So You Think You Can Dance’s fifth season to perform the Emmy® nominated number on a results show.
Tyce joins So You Think You Can Dance costume designer Soyon An as the 2009 Emmy® Award recipients for the show. Read more about Soyon’s win, which was announced separately.
SYTYCD earned five nominations for the 2009 Primetime Emmy® Awards:
“Bleeding Love” – Tabitha & Napoleon D’umo
“Mercy” – Mia Michaels
“Adam and Eve / Silence” – Tyce Diorio
“ A Los Amigos” – Dmitry Chaplin
Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic):
Amy Elizabeth Strozzi, Department Head Makeup Artist
Heather Cummings, Key Makeup Artist
Tifanie White, Additional Makeup Artist
Marie DelPrete, Additional Makeup Artist
This was the most nominations the show received in one year. Here are the stats:
2009 – 5 nominations, 2 wins
2008 – 4 nominations, 1 win
2007 – 2 nominations, 2 wins
Total: 11 nominations, 5 wins
Tyce Diorio has been performing on television since age 17 when he won “Star Search,” setting a record with a perfect 4-star rating each week, the first time it had happened on the series. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Diorio attended New York City’s famed High School of the Performing Arts and following that moved to Los Angeles to work with Paula Abdul to dance on her “Under My Spell” world tour, as well as in her videos, commercials and award show appearances.
Janet Jackson, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Mya, *NSYNC, Kelly Osbourne, Céline Dion and Toni Braxton are just a few of the artists Diorio has traveled the world with and performed with onstage. Diorio has worked on numerous feature films including “Showgirls,” “Starsky and Hutch,” “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” “Robin Hood: Men in Tights,” “13 Going on 30,” “Flintstones Viva Rock Vegas” and “Epic Movie.” In addition to SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, his television credits include “That ’70s Show,” “The Tyra Banks Show,” “The Academy Awards,” “The American Music Awards,” “The Billboard Music Awards,” “Fame” as well as “Annie” and “Cinderella” directed by Rob Marshall. Diorio also had the great privilege of starring in the Tony Award winning Broadway hit “Fosse” and “Chicago.” Most recently Tyce was a featured performer in Sony pictures’ “Every Little Step.”
Diorio has choreographed routines for Paulina Rubio and Tobey Maguire; commercials for iPod, Mc Donald’s, Sylvania and Road Runner DSL; and a musical entitled “Just Another Man.” Diorio works privately with Katie Holmes and Tobey Maguire, and also choreographed the music video for Paula Abdul’s single “Dance Like There’s No Tomorrow.”
Diorio lives in Los Angeles, CA.
Congratulations, Tyce Diorio!
Read more about Soyon An’s win.