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Sonya Tayeh

Co-Creator / Co-Choreographer / Director

Sonya Tayeh (she/her) is a New York City-based Tony Award-winning 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, Worldwide, Dir. Alex Timbers), The Sign In Sidney Brustein’s Window (Broadway Dir. Anne Kauffman), Sing Street (Huntington Theatre/ Dir. Rebecca Taichman), Martha Graham Dance Company (Joyce Theatre/ World Tour), American Ballet Theatre/What Becomes of Love Film, Unveiling with Moses Sumney and dancers (Fall For Dance/City Center), Rent Live! (Fox Network/Directed by Michael Greif 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), Hundred Days (New York Theatre Workshop/Dir. Anne Kauffman), The Skin of Our Teeth (Theatre for a New Audience/Dir. Arin Arbus), Andrew Lippas’ The Wild Party (City Center Encores!/Dir. Leigh Silverman), 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), Kylie Minogue (Aphrodite Tour). She has gleaned many accolades for her versatile work, including a Tony Award, Two Emmy nominations, Two Drama Desk Awards, an Obie Award and two Lucille Lortel Awards for “Outstanding Choreography.”

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