A Special Project with Sonya Tayeh

The rumors are true! So You Think You Can Dance choreographer…

A Special Project with Sonya Tayeh

Sonya, I am so proud to say, is going to [collaborate with] the Martha Graham Company, which just makes me so proud.

– Nigel Lythgoe, So You Think You Can Dance
The rumors are true! Jazz / Contemporary choreographer Sonya Tayeh is working with Martha Graham Dance Company on a special project.

Sonya Tayeh’s cutting edge work makes her one of the most sought-after choreographers of her generation.

Tayeh graduated with a BFA in dance from Wayne State University and has since gone on to win many accolades for her choreography, including the Lucille Lortel award and the Obie award for her work on David Henry Hwang’s “Kung Fu”, for which she also received a Drama Desk nomination and the title of “Woman of Wayne” from her hometown’s Detroit Arts Council.

An Emmy-nominee from FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance, Sonya has also worked with Madonna, Florence and the Machine, Kylie Minogue, and Miley Cyrus (Director/Choreographer of 2011’s “Gypsy Heart” Tour).

Stage credits include Kung Fu (Signature Theatre); The Last Goodbye (Old Globe, Williamstown); Spring Awakening (San Jose Repertory Theatre); Walk For Water (Cirque du Soleil); “Wave”, “Next Wave” and “Quartet” (Los Angeles Ballet); “The Root of Me”, “Endurance To Move”, and “Battles” (Tayeh Dance Company), and pieces for various universities.

Sonya’s passion for teaching has taken her around the world, where she leads master classes and workshops nationally and internationally. She has appeared on the cover of Dance Teacher Magazine and was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in the same year.

Choreographing for the Martha Graham Dance Company is truly a dream come true, and she is elated and honored to be a part of this project.

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