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Check Out the Emmy-Nominated Dances in the 2019 Outstanding Choreography Category

Updated: Sep 20, 2020

"Juice" by Luther Brown on 'So You Think You Can Dance.' Photo credit: Adam Rose/FOX.

The nominees for Outstanding Choreography for Variety or Reality Programming have been revealed for the 71st Annual Emmy Awards. This year solidifies the changing of the guard with no choreography nominations for Dancing With the Stars for the second year in a row. World of Dance made a strong debut in this category in the second year it was eligible after being shut out last year. They had both Seasons 2 and 3 eligible for Emmys consideration. So You Think You Can Dance has been a consecutive mainstay in this category since 2007 and came away with two nods this year.

Emmy veterans Travis Wall and Tessandra Chavez were honored this year along with a slate of newcomers in this category. It's an exciting change for the industry and signals that there may be some surprises ahead of us in the next few years.

For those looking for the nominees in Scripted Programming category, it's a different process than the Variety or Reality Programming. The winner will be announced before the Choreography Nominees Reception later this summer and the winner/winners will receive their award at the Creative Arts Emmys in September.

Let's take a look at this year's nominees and submissions:

Travis Wall: So You Think You Can Dance

9 Nominations, 2 Wins

"It Takes A Lot To Know A Man"

Glass Heart Concerto:

Luther Brown: So You Think You Can Dance

First Nomination




First Nomination

"Drop It Like It's Hot"


(Currently unavailable online)


Suresh Mukund: World of Dance

First Nomination


"Yeh Raat"

"O Fortuna"

Karen Forcano and Ricardo Vega: World of Dance

First Nomination


"La Malanga"


Tessandra Chavez: World of Dance

2 Nominations, 1 Win

"Piece by Piece"

"Don't Wanna Think"

(Currently unavailable online)

"Fix You"

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