Stacey Tookey

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Stacey Tookey
Born (1976-07-10) July 10, 1976 (age 43)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
OccupationChoreographer, dancer
Gene Gabriel (m. 2005)
Parent(s)Shelley and Wayne Tookey

Stacey Tookey (born July 10, 1976) is a Canadian choreographer and dancer, known for her frequent appearances as a resident choreographer and guest judge on the Canadian and American versions of the dance-competition reality-television show So You Think You Can Dance.[1]

Tookey served as director on the sold-out 2009 So You Think You Can Dance Canada Tour. She also choreographed the music video for the song "Jar of Hearts" by pop singer Christina Perri and appeared on the CBBC show The Next Step.

Early life and education[edit]

She was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta.[2]

Tookey is the eldest child of parents Shelley and Wayne Tookey. She studied ballet and contemporary dance with the Ballet British Columbia Mentor Program, Fusion Dance Company and as a member of the National Basketball Association's Grizzlies Extreme Dance Team.


Tookey has worked with musical artists including Michael Bublé, Celine Dion, Bette Midler and Justin Timberlake.

She has also performed in concerts as a member of Mia Michaels company R.A.W. and with the Parsons Dance Project in Seoul, South Korea. Other performances include appearing in Carmen with the Houston Grand Opera in Houston, Texas.

She served as assistant choreographer for the Broadway production of A Few Good Men Dancin in New York City, New York.[clarification needed]

In 2002, Tookey relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada, where she was an original cast member for the entire five-year run of Celine Dion's show A New Day... at Caesars Palace. Other performances with Dion include appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The 2004 World Music Awards, Larry King Live, CNN's New Year's Eve Countdown Live in Times Square and A&E's biography of Dion.

She was nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography for So You Think You Can Dance (season 5) in 2010.[3] She was nominated again in 2011 for her work on the show's seventh season and in 2012 for her work on the show's eighth season.

Tookey represented Canada at the Genée International Ballet Competitions in London, England.[when?]

In addition to performing, Tookey teaches master classes in Mexico, Italy, Argentina and throughout North America, and has been the recipient of many choreography awards.[which?]

She is on the faculty of the NUVO dance convention.

Choreography for So You Think You Can Dance[edit]

Season Week Dancers Style Music
Season 1 (Canada) Week 1 Vincent-Oliver Noiseux
Lisa Auguste
Contemporary "Slow Me Down"—Emmy Rossum
Week 7 Vincent-Oliver Noiseux
Natalli Reznik
"Happy Ending"—Mika
Week 9 Nico Archambault
Allie Bertram
"Permanent"—David Cook
Season 5 (US) Week 2 Karla Garcia
Jonathan Platero
Contemporary "Falling Slowly"—The Frames
Week 8 Kayla Radomski
Brandon Bryant
"All I Want"—Ahn Trio
Season 2 (Canada) Week 1 Melanie Mah
Cody Bonnell
Contemporary "Taking Chances"—Celine Dion
Week 3 Corynne Barron
Austin Di Iulio
"Never Say Never"—The Fray
Week 4 Kim Gingras
Emanuel Sandhu
"To Build a Home"—The Cinematic Orchestra
Week 6 Amy Gardner
Cody Bonnell
"Come Home"—OneRepublic feat. Sara Bareilles
Group Routine "Hometown Glory"—Adele
Week 8 Tara-Jean Popowich
Vincent Desjardins
"It Doesn't Hurt" (Studio Version)—Katie Thompson
Week 9 Jayme Rae Dailey
Vincent Desjardins
"Can't Stop Thinking About You"—Martin Sexton
Season 6 (US) Week 2 Kathryn McCormick
Jonathan "Legacy" Perez
Contemporary "2 Steps Away"—Patti LaBelle
Week 3 Channing Cooke
Victor Smalley
"Be Be Your Love" (Live at KRCW)—Rachael Yamagata
Season 7 (US) Week 2 Melinda Sullivan
Ade Obayomi
Contemporary "Squander"—Skunk Anansie
Week 3 Billy Bell
Kathryn McCormick
"Jar of Hearts"—Christina Perri
Week 7 Kathryn McCormick
Robert Roldan
"Heaven is a Place on Earth"—Katie Thompson
Billy Bell
Ade Obayomi
"Mad World" (Alternate Version) —Michael Andrews featuring Gary Jules
Week 9 Kent Boyd
Allison Holker
"Sundrenched World" (Live Session)—Joshua Radin
Season 3 (Canada) Week 2 Charlene Hart
Jeff Mortensen
Contemporary "Breathing"—Alisa Turner
Week 3 Julia Harnett
Jesse Weafer
"Falling"—Florence and the Machine
Week 5 Amanda Cleghorn
Sebastian Mersch
Week 6 Danielle Gardner
Jeff Mortensen
"Elephant in the room"—Richard Walters
Week 7 Charlene Hart
Mackenzie Green
"One Day Like This"—Elbow
Week 8 Amanda Cleghorn
Jeff Mortensen
Week 9 Group Routine "Undone" (With the Hagerman Quartet)—DeVotchKa
Season 8 (US) Meet the Top 20 Ricky Jamie
Miranda Maleski
Sasha Mallory
Melanie Moore
Contemporary "In This Shirt"—The Irrepressibles
Week 2 Caitlynn Lawson
Mitchell Kelly
"Turning Tables"—Adele
Clarice Ordaz
Jess LeProtto
"Cathedrals"—Jump, Little Children
Week 6 Jess LeProtto
Kathryn McCormick
"The Lonely"—Christina Perri
Week 9 Melanie Moore
Robert Roldan
"Sacrifice"—Sinéad O'Connor
Melanie Moore
Sasha Mallory
"Heart Asks Pleasure First"—Ahn Trio
Season 4 (Canada) Week 1 Jordan Clark
Joey Arrigo
Contemporary "For the People"—Mark Huculak
Teya Wild
Kevin Howe
"You Lost Me"—Christina Aguilera
Week 5 Geisha Chin
Joey Arrigo
"Gasoline Rainbows"—Amy Kuney
Week 8 Lindsay Leuschner
Shane Simpson
"Uninvited"—Alanis Morissette
Week 9 Jordan Clark
Christian Millette
"All in Love Is Fair"—Stevie Wonder
Season 9 (US) Meet the Top 20 Janaya French
Matthew Kazmierczak
Dareian Kujawa
Amelia Lowe
Contemporary "Modern Drift"—Efterklang
Week 3 Witney Carson
Chehon Wespi-Tschopp
"I Will Always Love You"—Whitney Houston
Week 5 Eliana Girard
Alex Wong
"Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)"—Nancy Sinatra
Week 8 Chehon Wespi-Tschopp
Allison Holker
"Leave" from Once
Season 10 (US) Meet the Top 20 Makenzie Dustman
Nico Greetham
Jasmine Harper
Tucker Knox
Contemporary "Goes On and On"—Sleeping at Last
Week 2 Alexis Juliano
Nico Greetham
"Old Skin"—Ólafur Arnalds & Arnór Dan
Week 2 Mariah Spears
Carlos Garland
"Dead in the Water"—Ellie Goulding
Week 4 Top 14 "New World"—The Irrepressibles
Week 6 Top 6 Girls "Young and Beautiful" (DH Orchestral Version)—Lana Del Rey
Week 7 Aaron Turner
Kathryn McCormick
"Kissing You"—Des'Ree
Week 10 Amy Yakima
Robert Roldan
"Say Something"—A Great Big World

Personal life[edit]

Tookey married actor Gene Gabriel on October 16, 2005, and resides in Los Angeles, California. They have a daughter born in January 2015.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The human quality of Stacey Tookey, October 7, 2009.
  2. ^ "Stacey Tookey Comes Home to Edmonton". CTV Television Network. April 17, 2009.
  3. ^ Database (undated). "Stacey Tookey – Awards". Internet Movie Database.
  4. ^ Tookey, Stacey (January 16, 2015). "What can I say I'm in LOVE! Harper Lily Jimenez made her debut Jan 13,2015 at 5:16pm! She is Rockin life so far and Mommy and Daddy are doing great too! Thanks for all your beautiful messages!!! @ggabriel70". Instagram. Retrieved November 11, 2016.

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