Stacey Tookey

Originally from Canada, Stacey represented her country at the Adeline Genee awards in London, England, danced with Ballet British Columbia, Fusion Dance Company and as a member of the N.B.A.'s "Grizzlies Extreme Dance Team". Upon moving to New York she has had the honor of working on projects with Bette Midler and Micheal Buble. She has performed in concerts as a member of Mia Michaels Company R.A.W. including Jacob's Pillow and with Parsons Dance Project in Seoul, Korea. Other performances included Carmen with the Houston Grand Opera and assistant choreographer of A Few Good Men Dancin' on Broadway. In 2002, Stacey relocated to Las Vegas where she was original cast member for the entire 5 year run of Celine Dion's show A New Day at Caesars Palace. Other performances with Celine include The Oprah Winfrey Show, the 2004 World Music Awards, Larry King Live, CNN's New Year's countdown live in Times Square and A&E's biography of Celine Dion. She has been slimed on National T.V. alongside Justin Timberlake dancing at the 2007 Kids Choice Awards. In addition to performing, Stacey has taught master classes in Mexico, Italy, Argentina, Costa Rica and throughout North America, and has been the recipient of many choreography awards. In 2010, she choreographed the music video for Christina Perri's "Jar of Hearts." Stacey has been featured as a choreographer and guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance both in the US and Canada and directed the So You Think You Can Dance Canada top 10 tour for season two. Last year she was nominated for an Emmy for "Fear" with Kathryn and Legacy from season 6; recently she has been nominated for a 2012 Emmy for "In This Shirt," "Turning Tables" and "Heart Asks For Pleasure First" from season 8. Stacey is currently based in LA and is excited to be on the NUVO faculty.