Monday, August 10, 2009
Dan Karaty is one of the hottest choreographers working today. In addition to his work on films that include Music and Lyrics and Did You Hear About The Morgans with Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker, Karaty has regularly appeared on FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance. One of the series’ most popular judges, Karaty is best known for his hip-hop choreography and thought-provoking critiques. . Born just outside New York City, his parents are Broadway veterans Tom and Jane Karaty, so it’s no surprise dance is a huge part of his life. He made his Broadway debut in the smash hit Footloose and soon thereafter began dancing with Britney Spears and the *NSYNC World Tour. Today he is a sought after choreographer who has workedon projects for Jessica Simpson. Kylie Minogue, Justin Timberlake, and Usher, among others. His work is infused by classic Broadway inspirations like Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire and trailblazers in hip-hop and pop culture like Michael Jackson. He currently has several film and television projects in development,as well as a Broadway production of his own.