Mia Michaels Quits So You Think You Can Dance

Entertainment Oct. 15, 2009 AT 11:36AM
Mia Michaels Quits So You Think You Can Dance Credit: Kelsey McNeal/FOX

Emmy Award-winning choreographer Mia Michaels has quit FOX's So You Think You Can Dance, Usmagazine.com has confirmed.

"I am officially an adoring fan of SYTYCD...Thank U for 5 wonderful yrs," Michaels, 43, Twittered Wednesday night. "To create moments and movement for the world to share with me was a gift...Thanks SYTYCD and look forward to what's ahead for me...lookout world!"

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Earning an Outstanding Choreography Emmy Award in 2007, Michaels frequently appeared on the SYTYCD judging panel alongside permanent judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy, who appears on the new cover of Us Weekly.

Michaels' announcement came mere hours after she appeared on a taped episode of SYTYCD, judging a set of season six hopefuls during the show's annual Las Vegas round.

The show's top 20 contestants will be revealed next Wednesday.

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