Mary Murphy Returning to the ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Judging Table

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Mary Murphy Returning to the ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Judging Table

Mary Murphy will return as judge on the hit unscripted series “So You Think You Can Dance” for its 14th season, premiering this summer on FOX. The new season also will feature returning host Cat Deeley and judge Nigel Lythgoe. An additional judge will be announced soon.

“I am thrilled that Mary will return to ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ and I’m sure the fans will be, as well. She brings an energy and enthusiasm that’s contagious and I can’t wait for her to join me on the judging panel. I’ve got a pair of earplugs ready, and another for our third resident judge, as well,” said Lythgoe, who also is an executive producer on the series.

This season, highly-skilled dancers between the ages of 18-30 will showcase their talents in various dance styles, including contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, animation, breaking and more. The Top 10 dancers will be paired up with All-Stars who will guide them throughout the competition as they vie for America’s votes and the title of America’s Favorite Dancer.

All potential contestants are encouraged to register at the online audition portal https://soyouthinkyoucandanceseason14.castingcrane.com/ and upload a video or provide a link to a video of their performance.

New York Audition Information

Although the deadline to register for a scheduled audition time in New York was Sunday, Feb. 19, aspiring contestants are encouraged to show up on Saturday, March 4 to audition in-person beginning at 7:00 AM at the Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet in Brooklyn, NY.

City Date / Time Venue
New York, NY Saturday, March 4 Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet 7:00 AM 29 Jay Street Brooklyn, NY 11201

Los Angeles Audition Information

The deadline to register in advance for a scheduled time to audition in Los Angeles is Sunday, March 5. Again, dancers are welcome to audition in-person in Los Angeles on Friday, March 17, at the Orpheum Theatre, beginning at 7:00 AM. Please check fox.com/dance for official rules and additional details.

City Date / Time Venue
Los Angeles, CA Friday, March 17 Orpheum Theatre 7:00 AM 842 Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90014

Dancers must be no younger than 18 or older than 30 years of age on the first day they register online for auditions. Dancers must provide legal, valid proof of age when they register for auditions. Check https://soyouthinkyoucandanceseason14.castingcrane.com/ and/or www.fox.com/dance for full eligibility rules, official rules and additional details.

In addition to her work on “So You Think You Can Dance,” Mary Murphy has appeared in such films as “Dance with Me,” with Vanessa Williams; and the thriller “Killer Movie,” starring Kaley Cuoco. The long list of celebrities Murphy has coached includes Dennis Quaid, Mary Steenburgen and Donnie Wahlberg. Murphy also has worked with Julia Roberts in “Something to Talk About” and worked as her body double for a dance sequence in the film. Murphy made her Broadway debut to rave reviews in “Burn the Floor,” and beyond her career in Hollywood, serves as a judge at major ballroom competitions across the U.S., including the recent U.S. National Amateur and Professional Dancesport Championship. Murphy also offers world-class dance instruction at her San Diego-based studio, Mary Murphy’s Champion Ballroom Academy (www.championballroom.com), which opened in 1990 and is one of the top studios today. A survivor of thyroid cancer, Murphy is a dedicated supporter of the American Cancer Society. She also founded a program for injured veterans, “Soldiers Who Salsa: Healing Soldiers One Step at a Time.”

“So You Think You Can Dance” is from 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions. The series is executive-produced by its co-creator Nigel Lythgoe, Allen Shapiro, Barry Adelman and Jeff Thacker.

The above press release was issued by FOX.

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