We at Dance Spirit are *huge* fans of awards shows—particularly, awards shows that highlight dance. So naturally, we're extra-huge fans of the World Choreography Awards, which have recognized and celebrated all the fabulous choreography happening in movies, TV shows, commercials, and on stages for a full decade.
For the WCA 10th anniversary, the winners of the nine categories—spanning stage and screen—will be announced at the Virtual Live Stream Ceremony on December 8th. We can't wait to see which of our fave choreographers takes home a "Choreo." Get excited by checking out the full list of nominees below.
ASHLEY WALLEN: "American Housewife"
JAMES ALSOP: "Soundtrack"
MARGUERITE DERRICKS: "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
FRED TALLAKSEN: "Goliath"
KATHRYN BURNS: "The Morning Show"
TELEVISION AWARD SHOW/SPECIAL
JEMEL McWILLIAMS: Grammys — Janelle Monáe
TESSANDRA CHAVEZ: Christmas in Rockefeller Center — Derek Hough
DANI VITALE: American Music Awards — Halsey
CALVIT HODGE, Associate Choreographer and SARA BIV: Grammys — Camila Cabello
TESSANDRA CHAVEZ, DEREK HOUGH, and JULIANNE HOUGH: Holidays with The Hough's
TESSANDRA CHAVEZ: Blake McGrath, "Innervention"
ASHLEY WALLEN: P!nk, "Walk Me Home"
PARRIS GOEBEL: Sam Smith, "How Do You Sleep"
JA COLLECTIVE: Half·Alive, "Breakfast"
TESSANDRA CHAVEZ: Derek Hough, "Star is Born"
JAMAL SIMS: Aladdin
ANDY BLANKENBUELER: Cats
ADAM MURRAY: Rocketman
KENNY ORTEGA and JAMAL SIMS: Descendants 3
TYCE DIORIO, Associate Choreographer and PHILLIP CHBEEB: High Strung: Free Dance
TELEVISION REALITY SHOW/COMPETITION
SURESH MUKUND: "World of Dance," "The Kings"
BRIAR NOLET, JORDAN CLARK, and ALLAIN LUPIEN: "World of Dance," "Briar Nolet"
MANDY MOORE: "So You Think You Can Dance," "Cats"
DERION LOMAN and MADISON OLANDT: "World of Dance," "Derion and Madison"
DEREK HOUGH, MICHAEL DAMESKI, CHARITY ANDERSON, and ANDRES PENATE: "World of Dance," "Pushin On"
AARON SILLIS: Saint Laurent
DENNA THOMSEN: Reebok
KATHRYN BURNS: Pandora
FATIMA ROBINSON: "Grown-ish"
KAVITA RAO: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
DIGITAL CONTENT INDEPENDENT
MICHAEL DAMESKI: "Empty Space"
KEONE MADRID: "Rec Time"
TOBIAS ELLEHAMMER: "Scream"
JONATHAN REDAVID: "Come Together"
KIEL TUTIN: "Womxnly"
PARRIS GOEBEL: "Do You"
JULIANNE WATERS: "Dance Like A Dad"
LEO MOCTEZUMA: "Breathe On Me"
LIVE STAGE PERFORMANCE FOR BROADCAST
KIEL TUTIN: iHeart Fiesta — JLo
KATHRYN BURNS : Yes, It's Really Us Singing: The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Concert
BRIAN and SCOTT NICHOLSON: Lollapalooza — Ariana Grande
CHRIS BROWN, JAQUEL KNIGHT, JOE BROWN, and JAMAL JOSEF: 7-11 Homecoming — Beyoncé