NoHo Choreographers Win the EMMY

North Hollywood business owners and famed choreographers, Tabitha and Napoleon Dumo, take home the prestigious EMMY® statue

Tabitha and Napoleon choreographers EMMYS

We must give a HUGE North Hollywood shout out to Tabitha and Napoleon Dumo for winning the prestigious EMMY® for Outstanding Choreography for the FOX “So You Think You Can Dance” routines : Puttin’ on the Ritz / Gold Rush / Run the World. You may know this dynamic dancing, husband and wife duo as NappyTabs, the name of their dance ware store and rehearsal studio right in the heart of the NoHo Arts District. You have definitely seen dancers in the neighborhood sporting their dance ware line, especially those zipper pants.

Tabitha and Napoleon were awarded the Emmy from the Television Academy at the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy® Awards for programs and individual achievements at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles.

This first ceremony of the 66th Emmy Awards honored guest performers on television dramas and comedy series, as well as the many talented artists and craftspeople behind the scenes to create television excellence. Produced for the 20th year by Spike Jones, Jr., this year’s Creative Arts Awards featured an array of notable presenters, among them Jane Lynch, Tony Hale, Amy Schumer, Allison Janney, Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum, Comedy Central’s Key & Peele, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, Morgan Freeman, Tony Goldwyn, Aisha Tyler, Joe Manganiello and Carrie Preston. Highlights included Jon Voight’s moving posthumous presentation of the Academy’s prestigious Governors Award to casting icon, Marion Dougherty. Voight was one of Dougherty’s discoveries.

The NoHo Arts District can actually be called the NoHo Dance District with seven dance studios. Here are the multiple winners and you can see the dance shows “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Dancing With The Stars” are on this list. Go Dance!


Saturday Night Live 5
COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey 4
Game Of Thrones 4
Sherlock: His Last Vow (Masterpiece) 4
True Detective 4
Deadliest Catch 3
Disney Mickey Mouse 3
Orange Is The New Black 3
The Simpsons 3
The Square 3
67th Annual Tony Awards 2
American Horror Story: Coven 2
American Masters 2
Black Sails 2
Dancing With The Stars 2
So You Think You Can Dance 2

You can watch the Emmys® Backstage LIVE! online show in conjunction with the 66th Emmy Awards telecast, which airs live coast-to-coast on Monday, August 25 at 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT on NBC. Backstage LIVE! is a free, all-access behind-the-scenes pass to the Emmys that will live stream simultaneously with the NBC broadcast on, and

This year’s Backstage LIVE! second-screen experience includes four components: the live show video stream, real-time social media, synchronized content and – for the first time ever — a Spanish-language translated director’s cut. The live show coverage will include more than fifteen cameras positioned in various areas backstage at the Emmy Awards telecast, giving viewers at home the added bonus of watching exciting moments that aren’t seen on the network show. 


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