And the nominees include Jade Chynoweth. (Photo by Joe Toreno)

The Inaugural Girls' Choice Awards Has a Category Just for Dance Influencers

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DYTTO

A tutting/animation queen who's unapologetically herself, DYTTO is known for her viral freestyle videos and YouTube channel.

Sherrie Silver

MTV-award winning choreographer and African dance teacher Sherrie Silver is a dedicated activist who serves as the UN's first IFAD advocate for rural youth.

Maddie Ziegler

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What list of dance influencers would be complete without the iconic "Dance Moms" alum?

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