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Sonya Tayeh was born in Detroit, Michigan and received a B.S. in Dance from Wayne State University. She has been awarded the Detroit Arts Council Achievement Award, Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch" and Inked Magazine’s "Best Choreography Award". Sonya's choreography stage credits include: The Last Goodbye (Williamstown Theatre), Spring Awakening (San Jose Repertory Theater), The Endurance to Move, Battles, and The Root of Me (Tayeh Dance Company). She also completed a 3 year residency with the Los Angeles Ballet. Sonya directed and choreographed Miley Cyrus Gypsy Heart Tour as well as her performances on the American Music Awards. In addition, she directed and choreographed performances for Florence and The Machine on The Voice, X Factor, and the Brit Awards. Sonya also choreographed for Kylie Minogue and Madonna on their most recent world tours and is the executive choreographer for the electronic music group Steed Lord. Television credits include: X Factor, The Voice, American Idol, the American Music Awards and E Network’s Opening Act. Tayeh is also a reoccurring choreographer and judge on the FOX hit, So You Think You Can Dance. Her passion for teaching youth still stands strong. She teaches for many performing arts school around the globe. Tayeh also teaches exclusively for the hottest new convention 24 Seven Dance Convention.


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