Nigel Lythgoe Confirms Mia Michaels So You Think You Can Dance Departure

It’s official, Mia Micheals is leaving So You Think You Can Dance. Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe released a statement praising her work on the show.

“We are thrilled to have given a talent such as Mia Michaels a platform to create Emmy Award-winning choreography, ” Lythgoe said. “During the auditions this season she has helped choose the best, most diverse top 20 we have ever had. She knows that she is always welcome to return later this season or next.”

Late Wednesday night, Mia tweeted her goodbye, “I am officially an adoring fan of So You Think You Can Dance…Thank you for 5 wonderful years.”

Mia’s bold choregraphy was an integral part of the show.   She’ll certainly be missed.

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