Mandy Moore (choreographer)
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|Born||St. Louis, Missouri|
Mandy Moore is an American choreographer who is best known for her work on So You Think You Can Dance. Her work has appeared on Seasons 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. Mandy was nominated for Emmy Awards both in 2007 and 2011. She has also choreographed duet and group numbers for So You Think You Can Dance United Kingdom, Canada, Ukraine and the Netherlands.
Other television work has included dance choreography for several seasons of American Idol, the 2012 Idol Tour, as well as on America's Got Talent, Dancing with the Stars, and U.K.'s Strictly Come Dancing. She was a regular contributor to Fresh Beat Band on Nick Jr. and has worked on Disney's Shake It Up and Dog with a Blog. Moore's choreography is featured in the Academy Award-nominated David O. Russell film Silver Linings Playbook with Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, released in November 2012.
Moore's concert, tour, and music video credits include Cirque Du Soleil's The Immortal (contributing choreographer) and Celine Dion's World Tour (contributing choreographer). Carrie Underwood's 2012 CMT Video of the Year, Good Girl was choreographed by Mandy, as was Ms.Underwood's 2012 ACM performance. Mandy was the supervising choreographer for the 2011 and 2012 So You Think You Can Dance Tour. Additionally, she was invited to choreograph a piece for New Wave LA, a 2010 production of the Los Angeles Ballet. During 2012, she choreographed the world premier production of the musical Nobody Loves You at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego.
Her work as director and choreographer for a Denver, Colorado production of The Wedding Singer garnered her both an Ovation and a Marlowe Award, given by the Denver Theatre Critics. Additionally, Mandy has choreographed the Orange Bowl halftime shows twice, and the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl and Liberty Bowl halftime productions.
As a performer, Moore appeared on television shows, including Malcolm in the Middle, That 70's Show and The Drew Carey Show. Film credits include A Time for Dancing and Austin Powers in Goldmember. She was also a member of the Evolution Dance Company.
Moore's philanthropy extended back to her hometown when she was the Artistic Director and Choreographer for the first five years of Dancing With the Mountain Stars, an annual fund raising event for St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco, Colorado. This event has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the local hospital.
Mandy Moore was born in St. Louis, Missouri and raised in Breckenridge, Colorado. She currently lives in Los Angeles. She teaches at the Edge Performing Arts Center and travels internationally to teach and choreograph for JUMP Dance Convention, private studios and independent performers.