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Did you notice any familiar faces (or footwork) as you were watching the 82nd Annual Academy Awards this weekend?
Season 4 contestant Thayne Jasperson is currently playing the role of Scarecrow in Oz the Musical. The musical is a contemporary musical twist on L. Frank Baum’s classic, “The Wonderful Wizard of OZ.”
So You Think You Can Dance Season 3 finalist Lauren Gottlieb was front and center during a production of Duffy’s “Mercy” on Fox’s new hit show, Glee. Lauren played a member of the Vocal Adrenaline glee club who performed intricate, back-bending choreography on last Wednesday’s episode. Glee airs immediately following So You Think You Can Dance on Wednesday nights.
On the 61st Primetime Emmy® Awards live telecast, So You Think You Can Dance choreographers Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo choreographed a routine that showcased reality TV show dance and included some SYTYCD alumni. Season 4’s Joshua Allen, Katee Shean, and Mark Kanemura, and Season 3’s Hok Konishi and Dominic Sandoval danced on the Nokia Theater stage.
Did you catch some familiar faces on television while watching Sunday’s Video Music Awards? The awards show included a tribute to Michael Jackson, during which Janet Jackson took the stage to perform. Her back-up dancers included So You Think You Can Dance choreographers Tyce Diorio, Wade Robson, Laurieann Gibson, and Dave Scott.
So You Think You Can Dance Season 4 finalist William Wingfield makes his Broadway debut beginning August 26 in the musical In the Heights at Richard Rodgers Theater. Will is taking over the role of Graffiti Pete, a break-dancing street artist.
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