Misty Copeland To Make 3 Guest Appearances on SYTYCD – Get the Scoop!

Misty+Copeland+Arrivals+Alvin+Ailey+Benefit+dDfEVYbHjPilMisty Copeland overcame obstacles to rise to the top echelons of classical ballet and break barriers by becoming the first African-American soloist at the acclaimed American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in over 20 years. Today an inspiration to millions, Copeland will bring her 18 years of dance experience and her hard-won life lessons to the EMMY winning FOX show SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE as a Guest Judge on multiple episodes.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE airs Wednesdays (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Copeland will join co-creator, executive producer and judge Nigel Lythgoe and Judge Mary Murphyto offer her personal guidance and feedback to the contestants as they compete for the biggest break of their lives. Copeland will join an array of celebrities with a diversified dance experience who will be featured as Guest Judges this season in various audition cities, including Christina Applegate, Billy Porter, Lil Buck, Adam Shankman, Stephen tWitch Boss, Tara Lipinski, Jenna Elfman, Fabrice Calmels, Wayne Brady, Jenna Dewan Tatum and Irina Dvorovenko.

“I’m honored to join Nigel and Mary as a guest judge this season, said Copeland. I’ve been a fan of the show and am excited to be a part of something that inspires and encourages dancers to go after their dreams. For me to be a part of this show is a major breakthrough for classical ballet, and I’m grateful to Nigel, Mary, and the entire team for giving me the opportunity to represent the art form in this way.”

In the new season of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, which premiered May 28, the show travels across the country in search of dancers who represent the best America has to offer. Callbacks are held in Los Angeles, where the dancers work with top choreographers to learn routines that they will perform for the judges. Once the judges pick the Top 20 dancers, they turn it over to America. Each week, the dancers will be paired up to perform inspired pieces choreographed by some of the biggest names in the business. The following week, one male and one female dancer will be eliminated from the competition until the reveal of Americas Favorite Dancer as determined by the nations votes.

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

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