Save the date! The World Choreography Awards is set for Tuesday, October 23. Produced/directed by Allen Walls and Cheryl Baxter-Ratliff.
The World Choreography Awards (WCA) is a global annual award show celebrating and honoring the best in media choreography. The WCA recognizes choreographic achievement in Motion Picture, Music Video, Commercials, Television Episodic, Television Award Show/Special, Digital Content, Digital Content Independent and Television Reality Show/Competition. The show will also have amazing performances by the world’s top choreographers and dancers.
The 2018 World Choreography Awards host is KENNY WORMALD. As a dancer, you can see Kenny on the remake of “Footloose.” He has worked with artist such as Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Chris Brown, Chrystina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez and many more! Kenny is also the co-owner of the The Playground L.A. and has toured the world teaching dance workshops.
The film world has “The Oscar,” the television world has “The Emmy,” the stage world has the “The Tony,” and now the dance world has ”The Choreo.” The WCA brings the best and brightest stars of dance together for one glorious night as we salute the future, celebrate the present and honor the past.
World Choreography Awards – The Kinjaz
The nominees for the 2018 Choreo are:
ASHLEY WALLEN – The Greatest Showman
EMILIE GOLDBLUM – Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
KENNY ORTEGA and TONY TESTA – Descendants 2
DANIEL “CLOUD” CAMPOS and TAMARA LEVINSON – The Greatest Showman, The Other Side
TONY GONZALEZ, Associate Choreographer CHRIS MOSS – Bring It On – Worldwide #Cheersmac
KATHRYN BURNS – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, First Penis I Saw
ZACH WOODLEE, Associate Choreographer KELLY KONNO – The Flash
FRED TALLAKSEN – The Real O’Neals
MARGUERITE DERRICKS – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
KATHRYN BURNS – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Strip Away My Conscience
BRIAN FRIEDMAN – Feel It Still
TESSANDRA CHAVEZ – Hold On
PARRIS GOEBEL – Go Anchor Milk
CHRISTOPHER SCOTT – Raised For Incarceration
RENEE KESTER and PHILLP CHBEEB – Timberland
AARON SILLIS – Huawei P10
DENNA THOMSEN – Apple
ASHLEY WALLEN – The Greatest Showman
TRICIA MIRANDA, Associate Choreographer CAT RENDIC – Walmart
ANDREW WINGHART – Motorola
DIGITAL CONTENT INDEPENDENT
ANDREW WINGHART – Cry Me A River
KEONE and MARI MADRID – Take The World
HOK – Down
GALEN HOOKS – Wait for Me
BAM MARTIN, ANTHONY LEE, VINH NGUYEN and TONY TRAN – Humble
TELEVISION AWARD SHOW/SPECIAL
MARTY KUDELKA – The Oscars, Justin Timberlake
MANDY MOORE – Golden Globes, Remake ‘La La Land’
NICK FLOREZ and RJ DURELL, Associate Choreographer BANDALOOP – American Music Awards, Pink
NAPOLEON and TABITHA DUMO – Disney Magical Holiday Celebration
CALVIT HODGE, Associate Choreographer SARA BIVENS – Europe Music Awards, Camila Cabello
DEREK HOUGH – Michael Buble’, I Believe In You
TESSANDRA CHAVEZ – Blake McGrath, Missing You
JOJO GOMEZ – Tinashe, Company
JUSTIN PECK – The National, Dark Side of The Gym
NICK FLOREZ and RJ DURELL – Pink, What About Us
TELEVISION REALITY SHOW/COMPETITION
JACQUES HEIM – America’s Got Talent, Diavolo
KEONE and MARI MADRID –World Of Dance, Happy
MANDY MOORE – So You Think You Can Dance, Brand New Academy
CHRISTOPHER SCOTT – Strictly Come Dancing, I’m Gonna Be
MIKE “MURDA” CARRASCO, JON “DO KNOCK” CRUZ, RONNIE ABALDONAD, BEN “BEN STACK” HONRUBI – World Of Dance, Super Cr3w
THIS YEAR’S CELEBRITY ATTENDEES:
Debbie Allen, Harry Shum Jr, JoJo Siwa, Kenny Ortega, Derek Hough, Brian Freedman, Mandy Moore, Jojo Gomez, Glorya Kaufman, Anita Mann, Daniel “Cloud” Campos, Christopher Scott, Robin Antin. and Nigel Lythgoe are scheduled at this time.
PAST CELEBRITY ATTENDEES:
Christina Applegate, Florence Henderson, Paula Abdul, R5, Kida, Travis Wall, Joe Tremaine, Anita Mann, Daniel Ezralow, Jeffery Hornaday, Travis Payne, Mandy Moore, Christopher Scott, Daniel “Cloud” Campos and Michael Rooney…just to name a few.
THIS YEAR’S LEGACY AWARD:
This year the Joe Tremaine Legacy award. Honoring dance-makers that changed the face of dance, as we know it, will go to Debbie Allen.
World Choreography Awards – Ryan Heffington choreography
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Red Carpet at 7:00 PM
Show 8:00 PM
World Of Dance 2018 winners “The Lab,” Jade Hale-Christofi, choreographer of “Take Me to Church” with Sergei Polunin, Debbie Allen Dance Academy and USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance are scheduled as of now.
Motion Picture, Television Episodic, Commercials, Television Reality Show/Competition, Music Videos, Television Award Show/Special, Digital Content and Digital Content Independent. SPONSORS: Joe Tremaine Conventions & Competitions, Anita Mann Productions, Go 2 Talent Agency, BLOC Talent Agency, The Movement Talent Agency, Clear Talent Group, McDonald/Selznick Associates, Edge Performing Arts Center, Noho Arts District, Worldtone Dance sport and Theatrical Shoes, SoHo Dance LA, and Performing Arts Center.
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