Sonya Tayeh: So You Think You Can Dance Judge

May 21, 2009
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Meet Sonya Tayeh, a choreographer who was a guest judge on the season premiere of So You Think You Can Dance. Check out her videos here.

Sonya Tayeh was a guest judge on tonight’s episode of So You Think You Can Dance. The auditions were held in Brooklyn, New York and Denver, Colorado. Tayeh, who is a contemporary choreographer, joined the judges in Colorado. Sonya seemed to enjoy the judging process and even seemed to have a favorite dancer, Natalie.

We don’t have much of a biography on Sonya, but we do know she is an established choreographer. She is part of the MSA and has quite a extensive list of choreographed credits to her name. She is best known for using Contemporary, Funk, Progressive Contact, Floor Barre, House, and Modern styles of dance in her routines.

So You Think You Can Dance kicked off its fifth season with a two hour premiere. The premiere will continue tomorrow night for another two hour audition session. Cat Deeley is back to host while Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy rejoin the judges’ table.

All you fans will be thrilled to know that So You Think You Can Dance has become such a summer hit, the sixth season of SYTYCD will air this fall!

Check out a ton of Sonya Tayeh videos below!

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6 Responses to “Sonya Tayeh: So You Think You Can Dance Judge”

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    carlos matthews Says:

    I’m a hugh fan of your dances and I have a desire to become an actor on stage.I want to be a true triple treat with acting, singing, and dancing. I realized my dream at the age of 17 and I just want to know what advice would you give me to be successful in th theater world.

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    Kelsey Says:

    I just wanted to say that your coreography is amazing and insperational. I danced for 12 years and stopped because I had my son. Your pieces have made me want to get back into dance. Your style and feel to every dance is out of this world and truely amazing. Thank you.

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    Kelsey.s Says:

    Sonia wonderful dance chorographer I’m in a dance team she teached PLATINUM ALL THE WAY she inspired us im only 11 and my team gets over 5 Platunums and we love the way so you think you can dance Winners or Contestents come and teach us there moves and a dance for compition i cant wait to see her next month i think it is im going to ask for her to teach my Solo Thanks sonia you rock mkdc says

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    Hope marrie somth Says:

    Whoops thats me above not kelsey shes just my friend im on her computer so her name popped up i go 2 a diffrent studio then her

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    jane cotton Says:

    Sonja is amazing! SYTYCD is reality T.V., but it’s really ART! Sonja creates the most beautiful movement. I’m so glad that SYTYCD and Sonja found each other. This is the perfect venue to raise appreciation for this beautiful form of expression so that the general public really “gets” it.

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    Joe inzalaco Says:

    I heard this song by Katie Miller Heidke. “Gods Gift to Woman” and all I could think about was I wonder if Sonya would coreograph a routine to this song, I think only you could do this song justice,