Tyce Diorio Wins Emmy® for Choreography: the 2nd Emmy This Year for So You Think You Can Dance


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:

Outstanding Choreography:
“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):
Episode #421/422A
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.


17 comments on “Tyce Diorio Wins Emmy® for Choreography: the 2nd Emmy This Year for So You Think You Can Dance“

  1. Jeff Atkinson - wrote:

    I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

    9/14/2009 12:43 PM UTC

  2. Kasey McCarthy - wrote:

    Congrats to Tyce and all the SYTYCD Choreographers! I love your work!

    9/15/2009 8:19 PM UTC

  3. maorisamoan - wrote:

    Tyce, you are a gift to us all. The only choreographer that has made this grown man cry in a very long time. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    9/16/2009 11:23 PM UTC

  4. haleigh - wrote:

    i thought tyce was extremely rude to kevin who had told the judges he was practicing contemporary. tyce was bobbling his head as if kevin had no idea what he was doing on the stage. i guess thats how you guys say that to poeple and i respect that.

    9/23/2009 6:09 PM UTC

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  6. Who won the choreography Emmy? « What the… Hey! - wrote:

    [...] do I see on the Emmy web site?  They say that Rob Ashford won for the 81st Annual Academy Awards. SYTYCD’s site and Wikipedia both say that Tyce took [...]

    9/24/2009 3:13 PM UTC

  7. Deanna - wrote:

    WTG Tyce!

    9/29/2009 3:30 PM UTC

  8. Meg - wrote:

    I don’t understand this post… the Emmy’s official website says that SYTYCD didn’t win the Emmy, it was the Academy Awards. Who is the actual winner??

    9/30/2009 3:50 PM UTC

  9. Janete - wrote:

    What is the song in the background when the contestant 34817 was talking about his upbringing?

    10/1/2009 12:30 AM UTC

  10. Marilee V - wrote:

    You are amazing. I saw you in the movie “Every Little Step” and realized that you were destined for far better things. This latest award is well deserved. I love your Adam & Eve piece. Congratulations!

    10/3/2009 9:45 AM UTC

  11. Jason - wrote:

    This article is a complete fabrication. It’s obvious that this blog was purely written for SEO purposes and was never verified using legitimate sources. It’s not that hard to look at Emmys.com and see that Rob Ashford was the actual winner for Outstanding Choreography that year.


    The marketing folk for this show should be ashamed for allowing this blatant lie of a post to remain up for over a month. Writing blogposts based on unreferenced articles on Wikipedia is completely laughable.

    I did like Tyce’s piece, but he did not actually win the award.

    10/26/2009 9:51 PM UTC

  12. Marcin - wrote:

    Just how in 2007 Mia Michaels, Wade Robson and some other two guys won the Emmy Award this year Tyce Diorio and Rob Ashford won. So calm down.

    10/27/2009 11:37 AM UTC

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  14. Sarah - wrote:

    You are an amazing choreographer that never fails to touch my heart with your pieces. I look forward to seeing much more of your work! Thank you for sharing your love, life, and pieces of your soul with the unknown!!! You are truly appreciated, and change lives. Congratulations on your recognition, very well deserved!!!

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