Nigel Lythgoe, the co-creator, producer, and judge of So You Think You Can Dance and former executive producer of American Idol, will receive the Tremaine Entertainer of the Year Award at the Tremaine Dance Conventions & Competitions National Finals Gala in Orlando, Florida, on July 10.
Lythgoe teamed up last year with director Adam Shankman, Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba and actress Katie Holmes to form the Dizzy Feet Foundation, which provides scholarships to aspiring professional dancers (see “ ‘Dizzy’ Over Dance Education” in the December 2009 “FYI” section of Dance Studio Life).
Also at the gala, the top nine National Final numbers will be performed and one will be chosen as the $5,000 Tremaine Performance of the Year.
The finals will be held July 7-11 at the Renaissance Orlando Hotel at SeaWorld. For more information, visit www.TremaineDance.com.