From a media release:
- Melissa Williams and Sean Cheesman to serve as special guest judges and choreographers
- So You Think You Can Dance judge and choreographer Dan Karaty joins the audition tour in Halifax as special guest judge
- CTV announces venue change in Halifax and date change in Toronto
CTV announced today the additional So You Think You Can Dance Canada judges set to spark dance fever across the country. Making their debut at the Halifax auditions on Monday, May 5 is star choreographer Melissa Williams from Windsor, ON, who has worked with such artists as Prince and Bryan Adams, and special guest judge Dan Karaty from the hit U.S. series So You Think You Can Dance. Calgary native Sean Cheesman, the current host and lead judge of the U.K. dance competition Dirty Dancing: Time of Your Life, will make his debut as a special guest judge in Calgary on Monday, May 12.
Williams, Cheesman and Karaty join the seven previously announced So You Think You Can Dance Canada judges, including permanent judges TrÃ© Armstrong and Jean Marc Genereux; alternating third judges Luther Brown and Blake McGrath, who is also the audition tour choreographer; and special guest judges Rex Harrington, Paul Becker and Mary Murphy. The cast is completed by series host Leah Miller.
“From Prince to Tina Turner, Melissa, Sean and Dan have worked with some of the world’s most electrifying artists,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative and Channels, CTV Inc. “Canada’s dance talent will surely benefit from having these mentors participate in the series.”
For a complete list of bios for all the So You Think You Can Dance Canada judges, please visit dance.ctv.ca.