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."
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.
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.
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.