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Release Date:
20 July 2005 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Searching for America's favorite dancer.
Plot:
Dancers skilled in everything from ballroom and ballet to salsa, jive, hip-hop and krumping, all compete to be named the best... See more »
Awards:
Won 11 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 44 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 346)

Nigel Lythgoe ... Himself - Judge (210 episodes, 2005-2014)

Cat Deeley ... Herself - Host / ... (196 episodes, 2006-2014)

Mary Murphy ... Herself - Judge / ... (185 episodes, 2005-2014)
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Series Directed by
Don Weiner (63 episodes, 2005-2008)
Nigel Lythgoe (37 episodes, 2005-2010)
Matthew Diamond (17 episodes, 2009)
Nikki Parsons (17 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Writing credits
Simon Fuller (154 episodes, 2005-2012)
Nigel Lythgoe (154 episodes, 2005-2012)

Series Produced by
Simon Fuller .... executive producer (166 episodes, 2005-2012)
Nigel Lythgoe .... executive producer (165 episodes, 2005-2012)
Dan Sacks .... supervising producer / senior producer / ... (158 episodes, 2005-2013)
Adam Cooper .... producer / supervising producer / ... (154 episodes, 2007-2013)
Mike Deffina .... producer / senior producer / ... (150 episodes, 2007-2014)
Allen Shapiro .... executive producer (144 episodes, 2005-2010)
Zoe Brown .... supervising producer / producer / ... (129 episodes, 2006-2012)
Mike Yurchuk .... senior producer / producer / ... (125 episodes, 2007-2011)
Barry Adelman .... executive producer / supervising producer (97 episodes, 2006-2012)
James Breen .... co-executive producer / supervising producer (84 episodes, 2006-2010)
Jeff Thacker .... co-executive producer / senior producer / ... (83 episodes, 2005-2010)
Jensen Oliver Moon .... associate producer / segment producer / ... (81 episodes, 2009-2014)
Hope Wilson .... producer / segment producer (65 episodes, 2008-2012)
Andrew Fickett .... associate producer (60 episodes, 2009-2012)
Jessica Podell .... associate producer (52 episodes, 2009-2012)
Matt Kinsey .... associate producer (51 episodes, 2009-2012)
Colleen Childe .... producer / associate producer (40 episodes, 2005-2009)
Melanie Oberman .... associate producer / segment producer (38 episodes, 2007-2009)
Brian Robinson .... producer / associate producer (37 episodes, 2009-2010)
Ashley Shea Landers .... associate producer / consulting producer / ... (36 episodes, 2008-2012)
Simon Lythgoe .... producer (32 episodes, 2005-2007)
Steven Schillaci .... celebrity talent producer / producer (30 episodes, 2009-2010)
Patrick O'Flaherty .... associate producer (30 episodes, 2010-2012)
Ron De Shay .... producer (26 episodes, 2007-2008)
Lawrence Yarwood .... senior supervising producer / supervising producer (26 episodes, 2009)
Cam Frierson .... associate producer (23 episodes, 2007)
Barton Kimball .... associate producer (23 episodes, 2008)
Michelle Wilker .... line producer (21 episodes, 2009)
Licett Benitez .... associate producer (18 episodes, 2009)
Brent Wilson .... producer (18 episodes, 2009)
Cory Hensley .... associate producer (18 episodes, 2011-2012)
Nathan Gillis .... associate producer (18 episodes, 2013)
Shayna Weber .... producer (16 episodes, 2009)
Jacob Semahn .... associate producer (16 episodes, 2010)
Kristopher Lythgoe .... producer (15 episodes, 2008-2009)
Johnny Bell .... associate producer / field producer (15 episodes, 2009)
David Yurchuk .... associate producer (14 episodes, 2009)
James Wright .... associate producer (14 episodes, 2010)
Matt Cavanagh .... associate producer (14 episodes, 2012)
Heather Dreiling .... producer (14 episodes, 2012)
Alfajiri McDonald .... line producer (14 episodes, 2012)
Levon Mergian .... associate producer (14 episodes, 2012)
Norm Betts .... associate producer (13 episodes, 2010)
Nicole Slamer .... associate producer (13 episodes, 2010)
Amanda Dobkowitz .... associate producer (13 episodes, 2012)
Mark Gamsey .... associate producer (9 episodes, 2009)
James Garcia .... associate producer (9 episodes, 2009)
Danielle Kasen .... co-producer (8 episodes, 2009)
Marcy Walton .... field producer (8 episodes, 2009)
Brock Goetz .... associate producer (7 episodes, 2013)
Kyle Doll .... associate producer (6 episodes, 2008)
Sabrina Rufo .... associate producer (6 episodes, 2008)
Eric Maldin .... segment producer (5 episodes, 2014)
Nathan Seifert .... associate producer (3 episodes, 2011)
Quint Strack .... field producer (2 episodes, 2005)
Patrick Lynn .... senior producer (2 episodes, 2008)
James Gutierrez .... producer / producer: Dance Crew (2 episodes, 2013-2014)

Nicola Gaha .... producer (unknown episodes)
Tucker Smith .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Shawn K. Clement (40 episodes, 2005-2012)
Don Hostler (23 episodes, 2008-2012)
Jack D. Elliot (13 episodes, 2005-2012)
Max Golay (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Matthew Richard Harris (12 episodes, 2009)
Kate Peterson (11 episodes, 2012)
Nancy Severinson (10 episodes, 2008-2009)
Dylan Berry (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Cinematography by
Sebastian Jungwirth (27 episodes, 2009)
Andre Martinez (4 episodes, 2008)

Jack Messitt (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Narumi Inatsugu (128 episodes, 2005-2009)
Cliff Dorsey (83 episodes, 2007-2012)
Jonathon Ragsdale (79 episodes, 2007-2012)
John Davis (75 episodes, 2007-2012)
Ryan Tanner (58 episodes, 2007-2010)
Jennifer Gillaspy (53 episodes, 2009-2012)
Patrick Franks (47 episodes, 2006-2008)
Chester Contaoi (43 episodes, 2007-2009)
Tim Perniciaro (42 episodes, 2006-2009)
Katherine Cannady (38 episodes, 2009-2010)
Mimma Catalano (38 episodes, 2009-2010)
Paco Farias (29 episodes, 2007-2008)
Brian Forbes (25 episodes, 2009-2010)
Ray Artis (23 episodes, 2007)
Oren Castro (23 episodes, 2007)
John M. Cox (22 episodes, 2006-2009)
Barnaby Levy (19 episodes, 2005-2009)
Jayson Belt (16 episodes, 2009)
Brad Gilson (14 episodes, 2009)
Ben Folts (13 episodes, 2009-2011)
John Zimmer (13 episodes, 2010)
Jennifer Roth (12 episodes, 2010)
Roger Bartlett (12 episodes, 2012)
Mario Dolan (12 episodes, 2012)
Enrique Gutiérrez (12 episodes, 2012)
Paul C. Nesmith (10 episodes, 2008)
Kwesi Thomas (10 episodes, 2009)
Bill DeRonde (9 episodes, 2009)
Ed Servaites (9 episodes, 2009)
Carlos Verdugo (8 episodes, 2009)
Jeff Renfroe (7 episodes, 2008)
Sharon Everitt Polito (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
Nathan Miles (4 episodes, 2008)
Bill Miller (4 episodes, 2008)
Sergio Valdez (4 episodes, 2008)
Matthew Sharp (3 episodes, 2005)
Tim Schultz (3 episodes, 2006)

Gus Comegys (unknown episodes)
Eric B. Shanks (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Steven Schillaci (14 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Production Design by
Andy Walmsley (36 episodes, 2007-2010)
 
Series Art Direction by
James Yarnell (32 episodes, 2006-2010)
Jeremiah Gastinell (8 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Costume Design by
Soyon An (57 episodes, 2008-2010)
Joleen Garnett (19 episodes, 2007)
Marina Toybina (4 episodes, 2013)
Gamila Smith (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Makeup Department
Heather Cummings .... key makeup artist / makeup artist / ... (146 episodes, 2006-2013)
Sallie Ciganovich .... department head hair / hair stylist / ... (115 episodes, 2005-2012)
Amy Strozzi .... makeup artist / makeup department head / ... (60 episodes, 2006-2012)
Tifanie White .... makeup artist / additional makeup artist (44 episodes, 2005-2010)
Autumn Scruggs .... makeup artist (34 episodes, 2009-2012)
Crystal Wolfchild .... makeup artist / key makeup artist / ... (31 episodes, 2006-2010)
Mandy Danielle Benton .... makeup artist (28 episodes, 2006-2009)
Adam Christopher .... makeup artist (27 episodes, 2009-2010)
Susan Simone .... makeup artist (26 episodes, 2008-2010)
Anna Maria Orzano .... hair / hair stylist (26 episodes, 2009-2010)
Sean Smith .... hair / hair stylist (26 episodes, 2009-2010)
Lynn Tully .... hair stylist (26 episodes, 2009-2010)
Doris Lew-Jensen .... makeup artist (25 episodes, 2009-2010)
Melissa Jaqua .... hair / hair stylist (24 episodes, 2009-2010)
Marie Del Prete .... makeup artist (23 episodes, 2009-2010)
Kristina Duff .... makeup artist / assistant makeup artist / ... (19 episodes, 2006-2010)
Anna Fleiner .... makeup artist (19 episodes, 2007)
Mimi Vodnoy .... hair / hair stylist (16 episodes, 2010)
Allan Avendano .... personal makeup artist: Cat Deeley (16 episodes, 2013)
Amy Harmon .... makeup artist (15 episodes, 2010)
Sarah Ault .... hair stylist (14 episodes, 2007)
Valerie Badalian .... makeup artist (14 episodes, 2010)
Katherine Distefano .... hair stylist (14 episodes, 2010)
Cynthia Elam .... makeup artist (14 episodes, 2010)
Annette Meeks .... makeup artist / department head hair (14 episodes, 2010)
Andrea Jackson .... hair stylist (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
John Dahlstrom .... hair stylist (11 episodes, 2008-2009)
Tim De Walt .... makeup artist (9 episodes, 2008-2009)
Darryl Lucas .... key makeup artist (9 episodes, 2009)
Renee J. Vaca .... hair stylist (9 episodes, 2009)
Dana Vargas .... hairstylist (9 episodes, 2009)
Danielle Lyn Saunders .... makeup artist (8 episodes, 2012-2013)
Richard De Alba .... hair stylist (7 episodes, 2007)
Nicole Alkire .... hair stylist (7 episodes, 2011)
Tracy Manzo .... key makeup artist (6 episodes, 2006)
Hayley Cecile .... additional makeup (5 episodes, 2005-2006)

Mezhgan .... makeup department head (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Phoebe Tisdale .... production leader: FOX (140 episodes, 2005-2010)
Wylleen May .... executive in charge of production (113 episodes, 2006-2010)
Craig Gooder .... post-production supervisor (59 episodes, 2006-2012)
Alfajiri McDonald .... production manager (56 episodes, 2008-2010)
James Gutierrez .... associate production manager (34 episodes, 2012-2013)
Michelle Basterrechea .... production manager (33 episodes, 2012-2013)
Christine Klages Staley .... production supervisor (26 episodes, 2008-2010)
Colin O'Flaherty .... associate production manager (25 episodes, 2009-2010)
Nicole Velasco .... production manager / post-production supervisor (23 episodes, 2007)
Justin Healy .... production manager (23 episodes, 2011)
Amelia Ferroni .... associate production manager (15 episodes, 2012)
Daniela Wiedemann .... associate production manager (13 episodes, 2010)
Daniella Wiedemann .... associate production manager (12 episodes, 2010)
Reilly Oliver .... associate production manager (9 episodes, 2009)

Bart Peters .... production manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brandon Sines .... associate director (52 episodes, 2008-2009)
Ted Markowsky .... assistant director (33 episodes, 2010-2013)
Jake P. Giurlani .... assistant director (32 episodes, 2009-2010)
Debbie Palacio .... associate director (28 episodes, 2009-2010)
Christine Clark Bradley .... associate director (3 episodes, 2006)
Matthew Aloisi .... assistant director (3 episodes, 2012-2013)
 
Series Art Department
Gary Speakman .... staging supervisor (34 episodes, 2006-2010)
Mark Ross-Sullivan .... staging supervisor (14 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Sound Department
Conner Moore .... sound re-recording mixer / post-production sound / ... (88 episodes, 2006-2013)
Brian Riordan .... sound re-recording mixer / post audio mixer / ... (55 episodes, 2005-2013)
Adrian Ordonez .... post audio mixer / additional sound re-recording mixer / ... (47 episodes, 2009-2013)
Barry S. Weir Jr. .... sound effects editor / sound re-recording mixer (45 episodes, 2010-2014)
Phil Valdivia .... audio / assistant sound / ... (36 episodes, 2008-2012)
Greg Ferrara .... sound / audio / ... (35 episodes, 2008-2012)
Devin Golub .... audio assist / assistant sound / ... (35 episodes, 2009-2012)
Debbie Fecteau .... audio / sound / ... (34 episodes, 2008-2010)
Ryan Curry .... audio assist / assistant sound (31 episodes, 2009-2012)
Jeffrey Fecteau .... audio / sound / ... (31 episodes, 2009-2010)
Ric Teller .... audio assist / audio (28 episodes, 2008-2010)
Derek Lynch .... audio assist / sound (27 episodes, 2008-2010)
John Protzko .... house p.a. mixer / p.a. mixer: house (26 episodes, 2006-2010)
Bruce Arledge Jr. .... audio / sound / ... (26 episodes, 2008-2010)
Jason Batuyong .... audio / sound (24 episodes, 2010-2012)
Adrienne Wade .... audio assist / sound mixer (23 episodes, 2009-2010)
Troy Smith .... sound re-recording mixer / post-production audio mixer (21 episodes, 2009-2013)
Bennie McRae .... sound (20 episodes, 2009-2012)
Ed Greene .... audio / audio mixer (17 episodes, 2008-2010)
Jenn Raudman .... sound mixer (15 episodes, 2007-2009)
Chris Chaikowsky .... utility sound (15 episodes, 2010)
Chris Tront .... audio assist (15 episodes, 2010)
Ryan Young .... sound re-recording mixer (15 episodes, 2011-2013)
Shaun Cunningham .... sound effects editor (14 episodes, 2007-2009)
Scott Akin .... audio assist / assistant sound (14 episodes, 2008-2010)
J.P. Elmore .... audio playback (14 episodes, 2008-2010)
Brad Mormon .... audio assist (14 episodes, 2010)
Doug Nelson .... audio mixer (14 episodes, 2010)
Bryan Parker .... sound effects editor (14 episodes, 2010)
Dan Walter .... sound mixer (11 episodes, 2005-2007)
Fernando Muga .... sound / assistant sound (11 episodes, 2008-2009)
Beau Hodges .... sound (10 episodes, 2012)
Darryl Webster .... sound (10 episodes, 2012)
Jonathan Wolff .... sound (10 episodes, 2012)
James Ersted .... sound mixer (9 episodes, 2009)
Brandon Howlett .... post-production audio (9 episodes, 2009)
Jeff Kulig .... sound production (9 episodes, 2009)
Paul Wittman .... sound mixer (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
Phil DeTolve .... sound re-recording mixer (5 episodes, 2013)
Larry Reed .... audio mixer (3 episodes, 2006)
John Warrin .... dialogue editor / sound effects editor (3 episodes, 2011)
Keith A. Garcia .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 2008)
Kamal Humphrey .... sound (2 episodes, 2008)
Robert P. Matthews Jr. .... sound (2 episodes, 2008)

Andrew Fletcher .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Adam Weber .... sound (unknown episodes)
Mark Elliott Weber .... sound (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Charles Ciup .... technical director (14 episodes, 2010)
John Pritchett .... technical director (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Stunts
Travis Wong .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Perry .... camera operator / camera (133 episodes, 2008-2014)
Patrick Boozer .... lighting director / lighting designer / ... (50 episodes, 2006-2012)
Ed Horton .... camera operator / camera (50 episodes, 2006-2012)
Bob Hagerty .... camera operator / lighting director (48 episodes, 2005-2012)
Suzanne Ebner .... camera / camera operator / ... (47 episodes, 2006-2012)
Bob Cade .... camera utilities / camera utility (45 episodes, 2008-2012)
Alex Hernandez .... camera operator / camera (44 episodes, 2009-2012)
Matt Firestone .... lighting director / lighting designer (43 episodes, 2008-2012)
Johnnie R. Gooch .... video tape operator / videotape operator (40 episodes, 2008-2012)
Guy Jones .... video controller / video operator (40 episodes, 2008-2012)
Danny Bonilla .... camera operator / camera (40 episodes, 2009-2012)
Dave Kanehann .... camera operator (39 episodes, 2008-2012)
Martin Brown .... camera operator / assistant camera (39 episodes, 2009-2012)
Frank Linder .... camera utilities / camera operator / ... (39 episodes, 2009-2012)
John Sutherland .... camera operator / camera utilities (38 episodes, 2008-2012)
Leslie Hankey .... camera operator / camera (37 episodes, 2008-2012)
Glen Ade Brown .... camera operator / camera (37 episodes, 2009-2012)
John Repczynski .... camera operator / camera (36 episodes, 2006-2010)
Hugh Wilson .... camera utility / camera utilities (36 episodes, 2009-2012)
Bob Highton .... camera operator / camera (35 episodes, 2006-2010)
George Prince .... camera / camera operator (35 episodes, 2006-2010)
Diane Biederbeck .... camera / camera operator (32 episodes, 2006-2010)
Pete Radice .... lighting director (31 episodes, 2006-2010)
Robert T. Barnhart .... lighting designer (30 episodes, 2008-2010)
Ilan Solimany .... camera utilities / camera operator (30 episodes, 2009-2010)
Scott Hylton .... camera operator / rigging (29 episodes, 2008-2012)
David Carline .... camera operator (27 episodes, 2008-2010)
Ed Kish .... rigging / rigger (27 episodes, 2009-2010)
Chuck Reilly .... video controller (26 episodes, 2008-2010)
Dianna Harris .... videotape operator (26 episodes, 2009-2010)
Keith Berkes .... gaffer / camera (26 episodes, 2010-2012)
Ken Dahlquist .... camera operator (25 episodes, 2008-2010)
Tim Bower .... camera utilities (25 episodes, 2009-2010)
James Garcia .... camera operator (25 episodes, 2009-2010)
Christopher Seivard .... camera operator / camera utilities / ... (24 episodes, 2008-2010)
Frank Maronski .... camera utilities (24 episodes, 2009-2010)
Helena Jackson .... camera operator (23 episodes, 2009-2010)
Chad Lovegren .... camera utilities (23 episodes, 2009-2010)
Dan Moore .... moving light technician (18 episodes, 2006-2010)
Scott Frantz .... operator: evs (17 episodes, 2008-2010)
Jensen Oliver Moon .... time-lapse photographer (16 episodes, 2009)
Derek Lantz .... camera utilities (16 episodes, 2010)
Martin Tenorio .... moving light technician (16 episodes, 2010)
Damien Tuffereau .... camera (16 episodes, 2010)
Paul Bell Jr. .... gaffer (15 episodes, 2010)
Steve Fournier .... camera utilities (15 episodes, 2010)
John Hallberg .... camera utilities (15 episodes, 2010)
John Paul Iacoangelo .... assistant camera / camera utilities (15 episodes, 2010)
Sebastian Jungwirth .... camera operator (15 episodes, 2010)
Vicki Kaufman .... videotape operator (15 episodes, 2010)
Greg Kumagawa .... camera utilities (15 episodes, 2010)
Steve Thiel .... camera operator / video tape operator (15 episodes, 2010)
Angel Vasquez .... camera utility (15 episodes, 2010)
Valerie Walbrandt .... assistant camera (14 episodes, 2007)
Mike Breece .... camera operator (14 episodes, 2010)
Steve Deaver .... camera utilities (14 episodes, 2010)
Randy Farrow .... camera operator / camera utilities / ... (14 episodes, 2010)
Dustin Ford .... camera utilities (14 episodes, 2010)
Terrance Ho .... video controller (14 episodes, 2010)
Iris Maravilla .... deko operator (14 episodes, 2010)
Wes Quon .... video tape operator (14 episodes, 2010)
Jofre Rosero .... camera operator / camera (14 episodes, 2010)
Andy York .... gaffer (14 episodes, 2010)
Mark Koonce .... camera operator / videotape operator / ... (13 episodes, 2010)
Kosta Krstic .... camera operator / video controller (13 episodes, 2010)
Dave Pritchett .... jib operator (13 episodes, 2010)
John Atkinson .... camera operator (12 episodes, 2012)
Richard Beck Jr. .... gaffer (12 episodes, 2012)
David Gaines .... camera operator / camera (12 episodes, 2012)
Ron Lehman .... camera operator (12 episodes, 2012)
Stephen Tachera .... lighting technician (11 episodes, 2005-2006)
Kary D'Alessandro .... camera operator (11 episodes, 2008-2009)
Mike Tribble .... camera operator (11 episodes, 2009)
Mark Davidson .... gaffer (11 episodes, 2012)
Manny Bonilla .... camera operator (10 episodes, 2008-2009)
Chad Griepentrog .... camera operator (10 episodes, 2008-2009)
Ade Brown .... camera operator (9 episodes, 2009)
Cory Clay .... camera operator (9 episodes, 2009)
Melanie Daily .... moving light technician (9 episodes, 2009)
Nick Fayo .... camera operator (9 episodes, 2009)
Freddy Frederick .... camera operator (9 episodes, 2009)
John Halberg .... camera utilities (9 episodes, 2009)
Byron Harris .... camera utilities (9 episodes, 2009)
Ray Hoover .... camera operator (9 episodes, 2009)
Christopher Meydrich .... assistant camera / video controller (9 episodes, 2009)
Drory Yelin .... camera utilities (9 episodes, 2009)
Hank Geving .... camera / camera operator (5 episodes, 2006-2008)
Paul Bell .... gaffer (4 episodes, 2006-2008)
Kenneth Patterson .... camera / camera operator (4 episodes, 2006-2008)
Joel Diament .... camera production assistant (4 episodes, 2009)
Jeff Muhlstock .... steadicam operator / Steadicam operator (3 episodes, 2006-2007)
Jon Agnew .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2006)
Jeff Guidry .... electrician (3 episodes, 2006)
Andy Jagerson .... camera operator: tour (3 episodes, 2006)
Rob Vuona .... camera (3 episodes, 2006)
Easter Xua .... camera (3 episodes, 2006)
Allen Merriweather .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2008)
Victoria Walker .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2008)
Sheraton Toyota .... camera production assistant (2 episodes, 2013)

Joel Deutsch .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Harrison Palmer .... key grip: Charleston (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Melissa Kaye .... casting production assistant / casting assistant (14 episodes, 2010)
Giovanni Clark .... casting assistant (2 episodes, 2013)

Samantha Carlson .... casting assistant: Chicago (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Heather Montagna .... wardrobe (70 episodes, 2009-2010)
Karina Torrico .... wardrobe / costumer (56 episodes, 2008-2012)
Joshua Christensen .... costume supervisor / wardrobe supervisor (26 episodes, 2005-2009)
Gabrielle Letamendi .... wardrobe (26 episodes, 2009-2010)
Suzy Magnin .... assistant costume designer / costumer (19 episodes, 2007)
Maritza Vallejos .... key costumer (18 episodes, 2008)
Joleen Garnett .... assistant costume designer (16 episodes, 2006)
Denise Marsh .... wardrobe supervisor (16 episodes, 2010)
Valerie Rego .... wardrobe (16 episodes, 2010)
Lisa Tatum .... wardrobe (13 episodes, 2010)
Allison Habel .... wardrobe production assistant / production assistant (12 episodes, 2013)
Dina Dominguez .... wardrobe (10 episodes, 2009)
Grainne O'Sullivan .... wardrobe supervisor (10 episodes, 2009)
Shelly Viall .... costumer (9 episodes, 2005-2009)
Lexi Cuesta .... costumer (9 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Editorial Department
Bill DeRonde .... supervising editor (94 episodes, 2007-2012)
Tyler A. Naifeh .... assistant editor / associate editor (68 episodes, 2006-2010)
Peter Tran .... post-production coordinator (66 episodes, 2008-2012)
Michael Orozco .... assistant editor / associate editor (36 episodes, 2010-2012)
Peter Ortega .... assistant editor (35 episodes, 2009-2010)
Brandy Leigh Scott .... post-production coordinator (28 episodes, 2007-2008)
John M. Cox .... associate editor / assistant editor (26 episodes, 2006-2007)
Josh Cregg .... assistant editor / associate editor (25 episodes, 2009-2012)
Brad Gilson .... assistant editor (23 episodes, 2007)
Danny Holcom .... assistant editor (17 episodes, 2008-2009)
Carlos Verdugo .... assistant editor (16 episodes, 2008-2009)
Evan J. Warner .... assistant editor (16 episodes, 2010)
Dean Donofrio .... assistant editor (15 episodes, 2009)
Marc Torres .... assistant editor (15 episodes, 2009)
Neil Raboy .... assistant editor / associate editor (15 episodes, 2012)
Jonathon Courtot .... assistant editor (14 episodes, 2012)
Michael Polito .... supervising editor (11 episodes, 2009)
Jose Favela .... assistant editor (10 episodes, 2009)
Aaron Reiter .... assistant editor (10 episodes, 2009)
Joshua Sgarlata .... assistant editor (5 episodes, 2013)
Geoff Hathaway .... associate editor (3 episodes, 2006)
Jamie Derr .... post-production coordinator (2 episodes, 2006)

Theo Dimitriou .... post-production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Kevin O'Dea .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Joe Tarantini .... post-production assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Brad Segal .... music supplier / composer: additional music (189 episodes, 2005-2014)
Shafton Gabb .... music supervisor (189 episodes, 2005-2012)
Ashley Shea Landers .... music associate producer / music coordination: producer / ... (103 episodes, 2005-2010)
Justin Scott Wilson .... composer: additional music (70 episodes, 2009-2010)
Nancy Severinson .... music supervisor (49 episodes, 2008-2012)
Andi C. Jones .... composer: theme music / music clearance (42 episodes, 2008-2012)
Dylan Berry .... composer: additional music (41 episodes, 2009-2012)
Don Hostler .... music clearance (35 episodes, 2008-2010)
Adam T. Gutierrez .... music coordinator / music assistant (34 episodes, 2009-2011)
Mike Woodward .... music clearance assistant (34 episodes, 2009)
Max Golay .... music clearance (31 episodes, 2008-2010)
Wendy Marmo .... music licensing (23 episodes, 2008)
Jensen Oliver Moon .... music coordinator (23 episodes, 2008)
Adam Powell .... music editor (18 episodes, 2008-2010)
Laura Choi .... music clearance (18 episodes, 2013)
Pete Kneser .... composer: stock music (16 episodes, 2007-2011)
John Protzko .... house p.a. mixer (16 episodes, 2010)
Johnny Knittle .... music assistant (15 episodes, 2010)
Danny Cruz .... audio assists (14 episodes, 2010)
Jeffrey Fecteau .... audio playback (14 episodes, 2010)
Greg Ferrara .... audio assists (14 episodes, 2010)
Darrell Raby .... composer: additional music / music clearance (14 episodes, 2010)
Nathan Lanier .... soundtrack / writer: "RA" (13 episodes, 2010)
John Nooney .... composer: additional music / composer: stock music (12 episodes, 2009)
Matthew Richard Harris .... composer: additional music / music clearance (11 episodes, 2009)
Tobias Karlsson .... performer / featured placement of "Show Me What I'm Looking For" by Carolina Liar (9 episodes, 2009)
Chris Walden .... music arranger (8 episodes, 2009)
David Das .... composer: additional music (7 episodes, 2011)
Crystal Fambrini .... music supervisor (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
Boma Pennebaker .... music editor (5 episodes, 2012-2013)
Hanna Lim .... composer: additional music (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Larry Hopkins .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 2009)
Guillermo J. Silberstein .... composer: stock music (2 episodes, 2011)
Jason Livesay .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Production Department
James Gutierrez .... dance crew producer (3 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Transportation Department
Nick Snow .... driver (6 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Other crew
Carrie Foster .... contestant coordinator / production coordinator (99 episodes, 2005-2014)
Christine Avery .... assistant to executive producer / assistant to executive producers / ... (82 episodes, 2009-2012)
Alanna De Carlo .... production assistant / production staff (79 episodes, 2007-2010)
Darrell Davis Jr. .... production staff (78 episodes, 2007-2012)
Thadeus Welch .... production staff (59 episodes, 2009-2011)
Joshuah Michael .... dancer: opening sequence (58 episodes, 2005-2007)
Adam Poulson .... production staff (57 episodes, 2009-2011)
Liana Bryer .... clearances / coodinator: International Distribution and Clearances / ... (56 episodes, 2011-2013)
Rudy Carbajal .... production accountant / production assistant (53 episodes, 2006-2012)
Edwin Comayagua .... production accountant / assistant production accountant / ... (50 episodes, 2008-2012)
Levon Mergian .... production staff / key production assistant / ... (46 episodes, 2010-2011)
James Garcia .... production assistant (43 episodes, 2007-2008)
Lisa Pritchett .... production assistant (42 episodes, 2007-2008)
Katie Paysinger .... production assistant / key production assistant (40 episodes, 2005-2013)
Michael Burakow .... production staff (40 episodes, 2009-2010)
Craig De Rosa .... dancer: opening sequence / co-choreographer / ... (38 episodes, 2006-2010)
Charles Chen .... audience page (37 episodes, 2005-2008)
Brian Flach .... travel coordinator / coordinator (36 episodes, 2008-2010)
Patrice Patrick .... booth production associate (35 episodes, 2009)
Audrey Barnett .... production associate / assistant to executive producer / ... (34 episodes, 2006-2010)
Spencer Emmons .... stage manager (33 episodes, 2006-2010)
Suzanne Bender .... talent producer (33 episodes, 2012-2013)
Brock Goetz .... production assistant (32 episodes, 2011-2012)
Sandy Pine .... script coordinator / script supervisor (30 episodes, 2008-2010)
Mike Raboy .... production staff / production team (30 episodes, 2008-2010)
Mike Woodward .... production assistant / location coordinator / ... (30 episodes, 2010-2012)
Lindsay Robinson .... contestant coordinator (29 episodes, 2008-2010)
Tyce Diorio .... choreographer (28 episodes, 2005-2010)
Shannon Causey .... assistant to executive producer / assistant to executive producers (28 episodes, 2009-2010)
John Esposito .... stage manager (28 episodes, 2009-2010)
John Fekas .... technical manager / technical consultant / ... (27 episodes, 2008-2010)
Staci Weiss .... executive: 9 Entertainment (27 episodes, 2009-2010)
Paula Whitenack .... talent coordinator (27 episodes, 2009-2010)
Mia Michaels .... choreographer (26 episodes, 2005-2010)
Molly Gray .... back timer (26 episodes, 2008-2010)
Tammy Raab .... stage manager (26 episodes, 2009-2010)
Sonya Tayeh .... choreographer (26 episodes, 2009-2010)
Lori Pond .... deko operator (25 episodes, 2008-2010)
Jerry Kaman .... technical manager / technical operations manager (24 episodes, 2009-2010)
Dominic Sandoval .... dancer: opening sequence / male dancer (24 episodes, 2009-2010)
John Alcera .... production assistant / dancer (24 episodes, 2010-2012)
Kamilah Barrett .... dancer: opening sequence (23 episodes, 2006)
Artem Chigvintsev .... dancer: opening sequence / assistant to choreographer (23 episodes, 2006)
Alan Frias .... dancer: opening sequence (23 episodes, 2006)
Peter Tran .... production assistant (23 episodes, 2007)
Galen Hooks .... choreographer / co-choreographer / ... (23 episodes, 2009-2011)
Christopher Scott .... choreographer / co-choreographer (23 episodes, 2009-2011)
Sean Cheesman .... choreographer (23 episodes, 2009-2010)
Brandon Dowling .... production assistant / assistant to executive producer (23 episodes, 2009-2010)
Napoleon Dumo .... choreographer (23 episodes, 2009-2010)
Tabitha Dumo .... choreographer (23 episodes, 2009-2010)
Jean Marc Genereux .... choreographer (23 episodes, 2009-2010)
Nakul Dev Mahajan .... choreographer (23 episodes, 2009-2010)
Travis Wall .... choreographer (23 episodes, 2009-2010)
Kevin Wilson .... assistant choreographer (23 episodes, 2009-2010)
Chandra Leigh .... field production assistant (23 episodes, 2009)
Jessica Potter .... production assistant (22 episodes, 2009-2010)
Angelina Zak .... production assistant / choreographer (22 episodes, 2009-2010)
Rosemary Stevens .... stand-in (21 episodes, 2008-2010)
Phillip Chbeeb .... dancer (21 episodes, 2010)
Shiran Stotland .... technical director (20 episodes, 2008-2009)
Christopher Russo .... production assistant (20 episodes, 2011)
Amanda Dobkowitz .... production staff (19 episodes, 2011)
Danielle Kasen .... choreographer (18 episodes, 2006-2009)
Ed Nelson .... pl communications (18 episodes, 2008-2010)
Jen Muccia .... talent coordinator (18 episodes, 2008)
Jewel Rocket Rose .... celeb talent coordinator (18 episodes, 2011)
Alison Beckman .... production staff (17 episodes, 2010)
David J. Bernstein .... technical director (16 episodes, 2009)
Neil Bernard .... production assistant / dancer (16 episodes, 2010-2012)
Will McPhail .... production assistant / contestant coordinator (16 episodes, 2010-2012)
Denny Barry .... stage manager (16 episodes, 2010)
Rachel Marks .... production assistant (16 episodes, 2010)
Brian Friedman .... choreographer (15 episodes, 2005-2009)
Vjay Tabula .... production staff (15 episodes, 2008-2010)
Carolyn Gross .... assistant to judges / production assistant / ... (15 episodes, 2009-2010)
Sophie Bain .... production staff (15 episodes, 2010)
Eric Becker .... technical director (15 episodes, 2010)
Courtney Galiano .... co-choreographer (15 episodes, 2010)
Chris Gray .... technical manager (15 episodes, 2010)
Casey Marek .... production staff (15 episodes, 2010)
Kat McCargar .... production assistant (15 episodes, 2010)
Ade Obayomi .... dancer: opening sequence (15 episodes, 2010)
Blue Palmoutsos .... production staff (15 episodes, 2010)
Rob Sellers .... stage manager (15 episodes, 2010)
Danielle Stankard .... production staff (15 episodes, 2010)
Makayla Lynn .... production assistant (15 episodes, 2012-2013)
Chuck Reilly .... technical manager (15 episodes, 2012)
Mark Ross-Sullivan .... staging supervisor (15 episodes, 2012)
Shane Sparks .... choreographer (14 episodes, 2005-2009)
Dave Scott .... choreographer (14 episodes, 2008-2010)
Colin O'Flaherty .... production coordinator (14 episodes, 2008-2009)
Isaiah Brown .... production staff (14 episodes, 2010)
Chaz Buzan .... assistant to choreographer (14 episodes, 2010)
Tessandra Chavez .... choreographer (14 episodes, 2010)
Rona Cohen .... production assistant (14 episodes, 2010)
Channing Cooke .... assistant to choreographer (14 episodes, 2010)
Ashleigh Di Lello .... assistant to choreographer (14 episodes, 2010)
Ryan Di Lello .... assistant to choreographer (14 episodes, 2010)
Ryan J. Evans .... production assistant / script coordinator (14 episodes, 2010)
Jason Glover .... assistant to choreographer (14 episodes, 2010)
Jonathan Hay .... production staff (14 episodes, 2010)
Glenn Hazlett .... technical manager (14 episodes, 2010)
Terrance Ho .... technical manager (14 episodes, 2010)
Ciara Nicole Holland .... production assistant / pl communications / ... (14 episodes, 2010)
Marty Kudelka .... choreographer (14 episodes, 2010)
Spencer Liff .... choreographer (14 episodes, 2010)
Tony Meredith .... choreographer (14 episodes, 2010)
Mandy Moore .... choreographer (14 episodes, 2010)
Rachel Pfennig .... production staff (14 episodes, 2010)
Jason Rudolph .... screens (14 episodes, 2010)
Stacey Tookey .... choreographer (14 episodes, 2010)
Jessica Vandrick .... production assistant / choreographer (14 episodes, 2010)
Dana Wilson .... choreographer (14 episodes, 2010)
Laura Choi .... production staff / production secretary (14 episodes, 2012)
Laura Buono .... production assistant (14 episodes, 2013)
Aaron Hernandez .... production assistant (13 episodes, 2007)
Jeff Warden .... production assistant (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Steven Solars .... production assistant: Las Vegas (13 episodes, 2009)
Leonardo Barrionuevo .... choreographer (13 episodes, 2010)
Andy Blankenbuehler .... choreographer (13 episodes, 2010)
Zachary Bright .... production staff (13 episodes, 2010)
Dee Caspary .... choreographer (13 episodes, 2010)
Jamal Gaines .... choreographer (13 episodes, 2010)
Anya Garnis .... dancer (13 episodes, 2010)
Pasha Kovalev .... dancer (13 episodes, 2010)
Miriam Larici .... choreographer (13 episodes, 2010)
Jonathan 'Legacy' Perez .... assistant to choreographer (13 episodes, 2010)
Marla Tejwani .... assistant to choreographer (13 episodes, 2010)
Ali Yuman .... dancer: opening sequence / production staff (13 episodes, 2010)
Maggie Carlyle .... production coordinator (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Jamel Gaines .... choreographer (12 episodes, 2010)
Nathan Gillis .... production staff (12 episodes, 2012)
Bob Cade .... utilities / production team (11 episodes, 2008-2009)
Wayne Barker .... production assistant (11 episodes, 2009)
Antonio Sclafani .... production staff (11 episodes, 2009)
Aliya Stuart .... production staff (11 episodes, 2009)
Marta Zabaryla .... production staff / field production assistant (11 episodes, 2009)
Sahna Foley .... production assistant (11 episodes, 2011-2012)
Mindy Silberman .... production assistant (11 episodes, 2012)
Lindsey LeAnn Watson .... production assistant (11 episodes, 2012)
Sam Earley .... production assistant (11 episodes, 2013)
Andrew Fickett .... production staff (10 episodes, 2008-2009)
Anita Salazar .... production staff (10 episodes, 2008-2009)
Andrea Gilletti .... production assistant (10 episodes, 2009-2011)
Wylleen May .... executive in charge of production (10 episodes, 2009)
Vladimir Tabula .... production staff / production team (10 episodes, 2009)
Frederick Wildt .... production staff (10 episodes, 2009)
Rick Wildt .... production team (10 episodes, 2009)
John B. Austin .... set medic (10 episodes, 2012)
Rafael Gutierrez .... production assistant (10 episodes, 2012)
Holly Tuckett .... production assistant (10 episodes, 2012)
Desphina Vorgeas .... credentials coordinator (9 episodes, 2005)
Oththan Burnside .... choreographer (9 episodes, 2009-2011)
Liz Barker .... production assistant (9 episodes, 2009)
Lauryn Berger .... production assistant (9 episodes, 2009)
Suzanne Bingham .... script supervisor (9 episodes, 2009)
Will Bourne .... production assistant (9 episodes, 2009)
Guy Broussard .... production assistant / assistant to executive producers (9 episodes, 2009)
Michael Buck .... production assistant (9 episodes, 2009)
Tiffany Burton .... choreographer (9 episodes, 2009)
Jon M. Chu .... choreographic director (9 episodes, 2009)
Angel De La Vina .... production assistant (9 episodes, 2009)
Jessica Feavel .... production assistant (9 episodes, 2009)
Alexander A. Garcia .... production assistant (9 episodes, 2009)
Kristin Garlington .... production assistant (9 episodes, 2009)
Jason Gilkison .... choreographer (9 episodes, 2009)
Jeffrey Bryan Green .... production assistant (9 episodes, 2009)
Adam T. Gutierrez .... production assistant (9 episodes, 2009)
Michael Haddad .... production assistant (9 episodes, 2009)
Mark Harrison .... production assistant (9 episodes, 2009)
Jill Irvin .... production staff (9 episodes, 2009)
Hokuto 'Hok' Konishi .... male dancer (9 episodes, 2009)
Matt Kyhn .... production assistant (9 episodes, 2009)
Lindsay Luttrell .... production team (9 episodes, 2009)
Dustin Mesiner .... engineer (9 episodes, 2009)
France Mosseau .... choreography assistant (9 episodes, 2009)
Kristen M. Mozaffari .... production assistant (9 episodes, 2009)
Will Novak .... production assistant (9 episodes, 2009)
John Pritchett .... technical director (9 episodes, 2009)
Ryan Rankine .... male dancer (9 episodes, 2009)
Dwight Rhoden .... choreographer (9 episodes, 2009)
Desmond Richardson .... choreographer (9 episodes, 2009)
Megan Roy .... production assistant (9 episodes, 2009)
Zach Schiffman .... production assistant (9 episodes, 2009)
Harry Shum Jr. .... co-choreographer (9 episodes, 2009)
Jason Soule .... production assistant (9 episodes, 2009)
Gary Speakman .... stage manager (9 episodes, 2009)
Louis van Amstel .... choreographer (9 episodes, 2009)
Brent Martin .... production assistant (9 episodes, 2012)
Melissa Vickers .... production assistant (9 episodes, 2012)
Matthew Parrish .... production assistant (9 episodes, 2013)
Jackamoe Buzzell .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2009)
Kevin Cerrito .... production assistant / choreographer (8 episodes, 2009)
Brian Mathews .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2009)
Kevin McCasland .... production assistant / stand-in (8 episodes, 2009)
Garin Sparks .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2009)
Deborah K. Williams .... choreographic director / stage manager (8 episodes, 2009)
Jared Wyso .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2009)
Rick Cox .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2011)
Dorian Sanchez .... choreographer (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
Parker Jones .... production assistant (7 episodes, 2013)
David Burberry .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2006)
Bubba Carr .... assistant to choreographer (6 episodes, 2006)
Harper Robinson .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2008-2009)
Chuck Dukas .... stand-in / audience warm-up (6 episodes, 2009-2013)
Kelly Allen .... assistant choreographer (6 episodes, 2009)
Daniel Graham .... dancer (6 episodes, 2009)
Jeremy Marinas .... dancer (6 episodes, 2009)
Lance Lash .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2014)
Jeffrey K. Golden .... production assistant (5 episodes, 2008-2011)
Neil Raboy .... production assistant (5 episodes, 2008)
Nathan Carrington .... production assistant (5 episodes, 2011)
Carly Bodmer .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Alex de Silva .... choreographer (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Mary Murphy .... choreographer (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Debbie Williams .... stage manager (4 episodes, 2006-2008)
Carla Montez .... assistant to choreographer (4 episodes, 2006)
Alison Faulk .... assistant choreographer (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Brooke Lipton .... assistant to choreographer (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Michael Mead .... choreographer (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Mona Metwalli .... production counsel (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Craig T. Campbell .... contestant coordinator (3 episodes, 2006)
Alexis Cohen .... assistant to the executive producer (3 episodes, 2006)
Laura Crownover .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2006)
Mark Crownover .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2006)
Shane Detwiler .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2006)
Brian Dykes .... stage manager (3 episodes, 2006)
Lauren Gottlieb .... assistant to choreographer (3 episodes, 2006)
Vanessa Rose Ioppolo .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 2006)
Alissa Levisohn .... stage manager (3 episodes, 2006)
Todd Regenbogen .... deko graphics (3 episodes, 2006)
Wade Robson .... choreographer (3 episodes, 2006)
Todd Sams .... choreographer (3 episodes, 2006)
Taylor Calley .... assistant to executive producers (3 episodes, 2008)
Sarah A. Semenas .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2012)
Dmitry Chaplin .... dancer: opening sequence (2 episodes, 2006)
Billy Jackson .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2006)
Ron Montez .... choreographer (2 episodes, 2006)
Stephanie Fry .... assistant to executive producer (2 episodes, 2008)
Reilly Oliver .... production team (2 episodes, 2008)
Cullen Branch .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
LaSean Cross .... talent escort (2 episodes, 2011)
Justin Giles .... choreographer (2 episodes, 2011)
Laura Kriss .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2013)
Mindy Schack .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2013)
Vikki Tonge .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2013)
Jacob Kalafut .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2014)

Mikki Raphael Rosenberg .... production assistant (unknown episodes, 2006)
Norm Betts .... contestant coordinator (unknown episodes)
Jake Buchheit .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Joshua Carmer .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Kristin Carolan .... assistant to executive producer (unknown episodes)
Angela Cobb .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Michael Isaiah Collins .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
David Distinti .... technical director (unknown episodes)
Eliz Eskeranli .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Katie Fennelly .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Peter Margolis .... associate director (unknown episodes)
Dylan Moore .... assistant to executive (unknown episodes)
Marcus 'Q' Quandt .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Todd Fischer .... additional thanks (1 episode, 2005)
 

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"American Dance Idol" - Japan (English title)
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Reality TV Show that Works, 16 July 2013
Author: jobear2484 from United States

Reality television as a whole is a cesspool that collects the very worst of human behavior and emotions in a cistern and lets it fester until it creates the fertilizer for the destructive roots growing into the foundations of civilized society. There are a few exceptions. One of the major ones is the Fox series So You Think You Can Dance. All the ingredients for the cheesy talent competitions that have embedded themselves into a huge section of most stations' schedules are present- 3 judges, an impossibly photogenic host, and a bunch of attractive young people yearning to realize their dream. But that's pretty much where the similarities end. The major difference is these kids are actually talented. They dance their little hearts out every week and are an absolute delight to watch. SYTYCD is such an anticipated pleasure each and every season. There just isn't anywhere else except Broadway and your local dance troupes that you can experience the joy of watching this level of dance. The choreographers have won many an Emmy for the show, and deservedly so. The complexity, story, and variety they put into each number elevates this reality show to heights far beyond the hoi polloi. The show exposes the viewer to many different types of music as well as different forms of dance, most of which one would never have exposure to. This isn't "Dancing With The Stars" where B-list celebrities try desperately to adhere to simple foxtrots and tangos- we get treated to everything from African Jazz to incredibly challenging contemporary pieces choreographed and danced by some of the best in the country. It's culture, folks. Don't think that it gets bogged down in pretentiousness, though. This show is, above all, fun. Everyone involved seems to be having a ball. The kids enjoy strutting their stuff, the choreographers love the exposure, and the judges genuinely seem to care for the kids. They also give advice that actually has to do with dancing! Not only do they seem to enjoy each other's company, there's a guest judge each week to keep the chemistry fresh. Nigel Lythgoe is such an advocate of dance and Mary Murphy, the lost Osmond, is so infectiously perky that it's impossible not to have fun along with them. Host Cat Deely is also such a fashionista half the reason to tune in each week is just to see what she's wearing. The audience enjoys it all as well- I guarantee that at least once per week you will get goosebumps from one of the numbers- and who doesn't love that? The final element that I like about SYTYCD- each season I've watched, the audience watching at home that calls in and votes have got the winner right. This isn't a show that encourages a backlash like what inspired the American Idol's "Vote For the Worst" campaign. Those of us who watch it vote for the best dancer, not just the prettiest face or the largest personality. Yes, in earlier rounds, even up to some of the final shows, a personality will get a contestant far. But unless they back that up with actual talent and effort they won't win. And that's what makes this reality show more real than most, and a real treat to watch.

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