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Emmy-nominated FOX star Stacey Tookey leads JU Dance Master Class Nov. 25

Guest artist and Emmy-nominated Stacey Tookey, an award-winning 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 reality show “So You Think You Can Dance,” will work with JU Dance students in Master Classes.staceytookey.jpg


WHEN: Monday, Nov. 25. Master classes from 11-12:30 p.m. and 2-3:30 p.m. Q&A from 3:30-4:30 p.m.                                   

WHERE: Upper Studio, Alexander Brest Studio, Phillips Fine Arts Building, Jacksonville University, 2800 University Blvd. N., Jacksonville.

SPONSOR/ORGANIZER: JU College of Fine Arts

DETAILS: Stacey Tookey has danced with Ballet British Columbia, Fusion Dance Company and as a member of the NBA Grizzlies Extreme Dance Team. She has worked on projects with Bette Midler & Madonna, and has performed in concerts with Mia Michaels Company R.A.W., including Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and with the Parsons Dance Project in Seoul, Korea. Other professional work includes Carmen with the Houston Grand Opera, and as assistant choreographer for “A Few Good Men Dancin’” on Broadway.

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

In addition to performing, Stacey has taught master classes in Mexico, Italy, Argentina and throughout North America. She was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography for “So You Think You Can Dance” in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

EVENT CONTACT: Brian Palmer, Associate Professor of Dance, JU, (904) 256-7374,

MEDIA CONTACTS: Brian Palmer, Associate Professor of Dance, JU, (904) 256-7374,; Phillip Milano, JU Director of News and Publications, (904) 256-7042,

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