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  • Writer's pictureKristyn Burtt

'World of Dance' Loves to Work with These Choreographers

With the World of Dance premiere less than two weeks away, Season 4 is going to deliver familiar faces on the dance floor and behind the scenes. Many of the contestants come out of studios that are featured year after year and this season is no different. Let's take a look at some of the choreographers who have had great success over the past few years getting their dancers cast on the show. For some, World of Dance is their go-to dance competition show. For others, they spread their talent around various shows. Manny & Lory Castro: Manny and Lory have made Dance Town Miami one of the major places to train in the Southeast area of the U.S. They have managed to place their dancers on America's Got Talent, So You Think You Can Dance and Paula Abdul's Live to Dance. Dance audiences know their children well — D'Angelo and Ruby Castro have both been on World of Dance. This season, look for their Junior Division dancers to be a part of 305, showcasing the Latin Ballroom moves created by the Castros.

Michele Larkin-Wagner & Molly Larkin-Symanietz: Without Larkin Dance Studio, there would be no Eva Igo. That Season 1 magical moment helped kicked off World of Dance in a very big way. They subsequently shared Ellie and Ava with us in Season 3 and this season, the small, but mighty, Savannah Manzel. World of Dance isn't their only stop, Taylor Sieve had an incredible season on SYTYCD and has returned as an All-Star. The studio always delivers dancers with strong technique and gorgeous lines and it should be no different with Savannah, who is already receiving a lot of screen time from the World of Dance promos alone. There is a reason they call it "The Larkin Legacy." Melvin Timtim: We've shared with you the long-held secret that started at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys. Melvin is a Season 2 Emmy nominee for his work with S-Rank. He's back this season, but behind the scenes choreographing for Kida (Burns) & Bailey (Sok). This duo will be a force to reckon with because of their huge fanbases and unbelievable talent. World of Dance premieres Tuesday, May 26 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.

Before you go, click here to see the full Season 4 'World of Dance' cast list and the format changes ahead.


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