Sonya Tayeh was born in Brooklyn, New York and received a B.S. in Dance from Wayne State University. Stage credits include: The Last goodbye (Williamstown theatre); Spring Awakening (San Jose Repertory Theater); The Endurance to Move, Battles, The Root of Me (Tayeh Dance, El Portal Theater); Quixotic Dance Company (Kansas City, MO); The Dance Company of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA). Sonya directed and choreographed Miley Cyrus’ 2011 Tour, and choreographed performances for Florence and The Machine, Kylie Minogue, and Madonna’s current tour. Tayeh is also a recurring choreographer and judge on So You Think You Can Dance. She has been commissioned to choreograph pieces for the Los Angeles Ballet for their past three seasons (2010-2012).