See Why SYTYCD Snagged Four Emmy Noms for Choreography!

So You Think You Can Dance choreographers Mia Michaels, Dmitry Chaplin, Tyce Diorio, Tabitha and Napoleon D'Umo get some appreciation

By Natalie Abrams Jul 16, 2009 10:06 PMTags

So You Think You Can Dance may have been snubbed in the Reality-Competition Program category for the 61st Annual Emmys, but SYTYCD overwhelmed the Outstanding Choreography category, snagging four of the six nomination slots. (Not forgetting, of course, that SYTYCD picked up a coveted Tater Top Award for Best Reality Competition.)

To celebrate, we've pulled together video clips of all the nominated dances. We get to salute the show we love, and it's an excuse to rewatch Tabitha and Napoleon D'Umo's Emmy-nominated choreography for "Bleeding Love," as danced by Chelsie Hightower and Mark Kanemura.

Find out the rest of the SYTYCD nominees below, and take a peek at the dances that got them there.

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Contemporary vet Mia Michaels has scored a second nomination this year. She won in 2007 for "Calling You," aka the park-bench dance with Travis Wall and Heidi Groskreutz. This time, season-four runners-up Stephen "Twitch" Boss and Katee Shean had us begging for "Mercy" with their "door dance."

Broadway king Tyce Diorio was also nominated for his contemporary piece "Adam and Eve," performed by Jessica King and William Wingfield. Even SYTYCD season-two alum Dmitry Chaplin managed a nom for his Argentine tango, "A Los Amigos," danced by season-four winner Joshua Allen and Chelsie Hightower.

Which dance was your favorite? Who's bringing home the Emmy this year? Hit the comments to discuss!


With all these hot alums in the videos above, one of them has to reign supreme, right? Vote in our poll for the best SYTYCDer ever!