DanceLife TV From Brooklyn to Los Angeles with Tyce DiOrio

Tyce Diorio has become an internationally acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning choreographer for his work on So You Think You Can Dance. While in Los Angeles, DanceLifeTV.com sat down with Tyce to reflect on his roots as a young dancer from Brooklyn, New York, and his successful career as a pro dancer and choreographer. We got the inside scoop on what it’s like to be a choreographer on SYTYCD, and Tyce shared his thoughts on competition and what dance means to him.

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The Modern Male

The world of contemporary dance is luring boys like never before, glamorized by movies and TV shows like High School Musical, So You Think You Can Dance, and Glee. Guys who are taking modern classes are doing it because studios are making it part of their overall package, and they’re making it attractive.

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DanceLife TV | Bollywood Meets Hollywood

Meet Nakul Dev Mahajan, director of Los Angeles’ NDM Studios, where Bollywood dance is thriving and being passed on to the next generation. Learn what Bollywood really is and how its culture is being preserved here in the United States. Mahajan’s dancers have been seen on So You Think You Can Dance and at performances throughout the country. Their passion for the art is contagious!

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A Los Angeles Landmark | The Edge Performing Arts Center

A Los Angeles landmark for dancers, the Edge is home to some of the most recognizable choreographers and teachers in the industry. Not only will you enjoy a tour of the school, but you’ll hear insights from Bill Prudich, founder and executive director of the Edge, as well as Sonya Tayeh, a faculty member and choreographer for So You Think You Can Dance.

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DanceLife TV | Up Close and Personal with Teddy Forance

He grew up at his family school, the Hackworth School of Performing Arts in Easthampton, Massachusetts, where DLTV caught up with him at its 75th anniversary performance. Teddy spent 2008 touring the world with Janet Jackson and has been the assistant to “So You Think You Can Dance” choreographer Mia Michaels. In this DLTV interview Teddy describes what dance means to him and how it has become his life’s passion. You’ll be amazed at his insights.

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Common Ground | Small-Screen Dancing, Big-Time Impact

I’ll never forget the day I landed in “the big chair.” It was shortly after the end of the second season of the hit Fox Broadcasting Company show So You Think You Can Dance. I was at a meeting of artists, wearing my usual hat as the “dance person.” There were a few empty chairs in the room, one of which was large and comfortable looking. One of the artists piped up, “Nancy, you take the big chair; your art form is hot right now.”

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