All Aboard the Hot Tamale Train with the So You Think You Can Dance Judges

Monday, October 17 by Isabel Prontes

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	If you are interested in watching televised dance competitions, it might be a good idea to learn about the identities of the "So You Think You Can Dance" judges. "So You Think You Can Dance" is a <a href='' class='linkify' target='_blank'>reality</a> series hosted by Cat Deeley that is part of the Fox network. The show first aired in the <a href='' class='linkify' target='_blank'>summer</a> of 2005 and is still in production.</p>
<p style= So You Think You Can Dance Judges Nigel Lythgoe

Nigel Lythgoe Nigel Lythgoe is one of the show's judges. The British television producer and director has extensive dancing experience because of his background as a Young Generation choreographer and dancer. The Wirral, England-born is known for directing reality programs such as "Superstars of Dance," "Popstars" and "All American Girl."

So You Think You Can Dance Judges Mary Murphy

Mary Murphy Judge Mary Murphy is notable for her career as a ballroom dancing champion. The Lancaster, Ohio-bred dancer and choreographer has been appearing on the show since season one. Mary Murphy has also appeared on international versions of "So You Think You Can Dance" in Scandinavia, Australia and Canada.

So You Think You Can Dance Judges Adam Shankman

Adam Shankman Adam Shankman is a dancer and choreographer. The judge has been a staple on the program since its third season. The Los Angeles, California-born Adam Shankman has a history of appearing in noteworthy pop music videos, including the video for "Escapade," the 1990 Janet Jackson single.

So You Think You Can Dance Judges Mia Michaels

Mia Michaels Mia Michaels is a choreographer and "So You Think You Can Dance" judge. Mia Michaels is a Miami, Florida native and grew up in a family of dancers surrounded by ballet, tap and jazz. She has choreographed a wide selection of popular music videos, such as "A New Day" by vocalist Celine Dion.

-Isabel Prontes

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