The 65th Annual PrimeTime Emmy Awards will take place on Sunday, September 22 at the Nokia Theatre at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles. The Emmy Awards will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. Allison Holker is nominated for her choreography work with Derek Hough on the TV show " Dancing With The Stars". The choreography categories will be announced during the Primetime ceremony for the first time and nominated choreographers are working on a special dance number for the show. Holker is best known as a finalists for the 2nd Season of " So You Think You Can Dance'. Since then she has returned to the show several time as an all star and as a choreographer this past season.
The tenth season of the show came to a conclusion this month when dancers Amy Yakima and Fik-Shun Stegall were crowned the winners during the live two-hour season finale on Fox. Yakima and Fik-Shun received the most of America’s votes and winning the cash prize of $125,000 each and a feature cover story on Dance Spirit Magazine. Fellow finalists Jasmine Harper and Aaron Turner were eliminated as host Cat Deeley revealed the voting results. Napoleon and Tabitha choreographed a number with the Top 10 dancers along with 10 of the all stars which included Holker.
I spoke with Allison at the show finale. Click on the link to see what she had to say about the finale, her work and the upcoming Emmy awards.
Here are the nominees in the Choreography cateogories:
Derek Hough, Allison Holker for Routines: Heart Cry / Stars ("Dancing with the Stars") Derek Hough for Routines: Hey Pachuco / Para Los Rumberos / Walking On Air ("Dancing with the Stars")
Warren Carlyle ("Rodgers Hammerstein's Carousel (Live From Lincoln Center)")
Sonya Tayeh for Routines: Possibly Maybe / Turning Page / Sail ("So You Think You Can Dance") Mandy Jo Moore for Routines: The Power Of Love / Wild Horses ("So You Think You Can Dance")
Napoleon Dumo, Tabitha Dumo for Routines: Call Of The Wild (Circle Of Life) / Love Cats / Beautiful People ("So You Think You Can Dance")
Travis Wall for Routines: Where The Light Gets In / Without You / Unchained Melody ("So You Think You Can Dance")
Check back to this page for more interviews with the nominated choegraphers.