Casting gets underway Saturday, March 4, in New York — before auditions in Los Angeles later in the month.
Fox announced Thursday that fan fave Mary Murphy — who last season was replaced on the judging panel by Paula Abdul — will be returning for the recently-ordered Season 14.
At the end of “The Academy” callback rounds, each of this season’s 10 All-Stars will choose one dancer to move on to the SYTYCD stage and become part of this season’s Top 10.
Once the Top 10 are chosen, the dancers will compete LIVE each week for America’s votes in different dance styles, working with world-renowned choreographers and dancing alongside the All-Stars.
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.
During the audition rounds, the most talented dancers compete in front of the judges for a coveted spot at “The Academy” callback rounds in Los Angeles.
Vanessa is an accomplished artist and brings her own brand of enthusiasm and energy to our panel,” said Lythgoe, who also executive-produces.
The 14 season of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE features highly skilled dancers between the ages of 18-30 who will showcase their talents in various dance styles, including contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, animation, breaking and more.
[Laughs]Kathryn Mc Cormick, of course she got the lead role in the last “Step Up” movie, Alex Wong and Jess Le Protto, Neil [Haskell] too, they were all on Broadway.
Danny Tidwell was on Broadway and of course Mark [Kanemura]is traveling with Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Eliana just talked to me like 3 weeks ago — she was our prima ballerina last year that won — and now she said “You’re not gonna believe what I’m doing — I’m traveling with Taylor Swift!
The veteran ballroom dancer and longtime fan favorite of the reality show, who left in early 2015, returns this summer to fill the slot vacated by her one-time replacement Paula Abdul."I am thrilled that Mary will return to and I'm sure the fans will be, as well," said executive producer and judge Nigel Lythgoe.
"She brings an energy and enthusiasm that's contagious and I can't wait for her to join me on the judging panel.
“I’m sure there wasn’t a person watching that didn’t know I loved what I did.” Soon after, Abdul was announced as her successor.