Mary Murphy Rejoins Nigel Lythgoe as Resident Judge On ‘So You Think You Can Dance’

Yippie! It’s official. Mary Murphy is coming back to join the So You Think You Can Dance Season 8 judging panel! Check out the press release:

World-class dancer and choreographer Mary Murphy will return to SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE as one of the series’ resident judges. Murphy will sit alongside Nigel Lythgoe and draw upon her expertise to critique and praise the dancers throughout the competition.

“I am delighted to have Mary back on the show. Her expertise in dance, coupled with her warmth, compassion and humor, make her an excellent judge and fun to work with, ” said Lythgoe, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE co-creator, executive producer and judge.

“I am thrilled and already dancing in my seat to be back as a permanent judge this season, which I’m sure will be the best ever, ” said Murphy.

Audition schedule and info after the jump…

Salt Lake City, UT – Wednesday, Feb. 2

The Jeanne Wagner Theatre
138 W. Broadway
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Los Angeles, CA – Friday, Feb. 25

Orpheum Theatre
842 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Charlotte, NC – Tuesday, March 1

McGlohon Theatre
301 North Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

Those who shine during auditions are given a ticket to Las Vegas for callbacks, where they work with top choreographers to learn and then be judged on multiple styles of dance.

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