Sonya Tayeh grew up in Detroit Michigan. She began dancing at the age of 14. She went to college with Liz Schmidt, the artistic director of Spotlight Dance Works. Sonya is known for her robotic style contemporary. She now is a choreographer on Sytycd and guest choreographs at different dance studios including Spotlight Dance Works in Chesterfield Michigan. Many of Sonya's pieces have one awards she is one of the best choreographers in the US.