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Sonya Tayeh


Biography

Photo: Jayme Thornton.

Sonya Tayeh is a New York City based choreographer and director. Since paving her professional career, her work has been characterized as a blend of powerful versatility and theatrical range.

Selected credits include: Moulin Rouge! Broadway (Hirschfeld theatre/Dir Alex Timbers), Sing Street Broadway (Lyceum Theatre/Dir Rebecca Taichman), Fall For Dance/City Center (Unveiling with Moses Sumney and dancers), Rent Live! (Fox Network/Dir Michael Grief and Alex Rudzinski), The Lucky Ones (Ars Nova/Dir. Anne Kauffman), Face the Torrent for Malpaso Dance Co. (commissioned by The Music Center/LA), You’ll Still Call Me By Name (commissioned by New York Live Arts and Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival), Martha Graham Dance Company’s Lamentation Variation Series (Joyce Theatre), Hundred Days (New York Theatre Workshop/Dir. Anne Kauffman), The Skin Of Our Teeth (Theatre for a New Audience/Dir. Arin Arbus), Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party (City Center Encores!/Dir. Leigh Silverman), and Kung Fu (Signature Theatre/Dir. Leigh Silverman).

Tayeh has directed and choreographed for world renowned music artists including Miley Cyrus (Directed and Choreographed The Gypsy Heart Tour), Florence and the Machine (Choreographed performances for The Brit Awards, The Voice and American Idol), and Kyle Minogue (Aphrodite Tour).

She has gleaned many accolades for her versatile work, including two Emmy nominations for Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance,” two Drama Desk nominations, Obie  Award and two Lucille Lortel  Awards for “Outstanding Choreography” and finally, a Tony nomination for choreography in Alex Timber’s Moulin Rouge!