Exclusive: 2017 World Choreography Awards Announces Actor/Dancer Kenny Wormald As Host

Exclusive: 2017 World Choreography Awards Announces Actor/Dancer Kenny Wormald As Host

Exclusive: 2017 World Choreography Awards Announces Actor/Dancer Kenny Wormald As Host

The World Choreography Awards announced today that seasoned actor/dancer Kenny Wormald will host the seventh annual World Choreography Awards, taking place at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Monday, Oct. 23.

Wormald's film and television credits include the lead role in Paramount's FOOTLOOSE, the critically acclaimed LOVE & MERCY, a role in Wes Craven's final produced film THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS, as well as the popular AMC series "Fear The Walking Dead", among others. As a dancer, Wormald has worked with top artists that include Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Chris Brown, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Buble, and more.

Also announced today, Emmy award winning choreographer, producer, director, dancer and actress, Anita Mann, will be honored with the "Joe Tremaine Legacy Award" at this year's World Choreography Awards.

A celebration for seasoned choreographers, the World Choreography Awards recognize outstanding achievement in motion pictures, music videos, commercials, television and digital content.

The "Joe Tremaine Legacy Award," named after the international sensation in choreography and dance, is annually awarded for outstanding achievements in the world of dance.

Mann has been honored by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences as one of America's top five contemporary choreographers. She is the recipient of six Emmy nominations including one Emmy Award win, as well as accolades from every facet of the industry.

Mann has more than forty years of experience choreographing TV and films. Her television and film resume includes five seasons of choreography for "Solid Gold," "Doug Henning's World of Magic," "The Muppets Go Hollywood," several Miss America pageants, as well as choreography for The Academy Awards, The Emmys, Cher Series and The Jacksons.

Presenters for the night will include Emmy award winning choreographer Mandy Moore (who also choreographed the critically acclaimed LA LA LAND), Director/Producer/Choreographer Debbie Allen, The Mouseketeers from Disney's Club Mickey Mouse, Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba, Emmy-nominated choreographer/dancer Allison Holker, director/choreographer Brian Friedman, dancer and DJ Stephen "tWitch" Boss, dancer/TV host Cheryl Burke, choreographer Joe Tremaine (who the WCA legacy award is named after), and choreographer Tricia Miranda.

The show will include performances from:

Mandy Moore (a piece called "What Does A Choreographer Do" - originally staged for the Emmy Academy reception)

Ryan Heffington (a piece from Netflix's "The OA" - being staged live for the first time) Jody Sperling (a piece from the film THE DANCER - being staged live for the first time)

Kinjaz (a piece from the TV show "World of Dance - being staged live for the first


Elizabeth Petrin & Mandy Korpinen (a number from the TV show "So You Think You Can Dance")

Tessandra Chavez (original dance)

Le Petit Cirque (original dance)

Isaac Tualaulelei ft. Varsity (original dance)

Bradley Rapier's " The Eternal Groove" ft Cantinas Arts and the Groovaloos (original dance)

Tickets are available for purchase as well as more information at www.worldchoreographyawards.com.

About The World Choreography Awards

The World Choreography Awards is in its 7th year and is the premier global award show celebrating and honoring the best in media choreography. The WCA recognizes choreographic achievement in Motion Picture, Music Video, Commercials, Television Episodic, Television Award Show/Special, Live Stage Performance, Television Reality Show/Competition, Digital Content and Digital Content Independent.


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Sondra Forsyth Sondra Forsyth is Editor-in-Chief of Broadway World Dance. A National Magazine Award winner and a member of Dance Critics Association, she founded Ballet Ambassadors in New York City and was the Artistic Director for 16 years with support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Sondra has served as a guest teacher for the American Ballet Theatre open classes and on the faculty of The School at Steps on Broadway, the Harkness Dance Center of the 92nd Street Y, the Interlochen Center for the Arts, and Studio de Ballet Opera in Beirut, Lebanon. She was Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director with Jan Hanniford Goetz of the Huntington School of Ballet and the Huntington Ballet Theatre on Long Island. Sondra is also Co-Editor-in-Chief of thirdAGE.com and formerly held the posts of Executive Editor at Ladies? Home Journal, Features Editor at Cosmopolitan, and Articles Editor at Bride?s. Sondra?s byline has appeared in Dance Magazine and Dance Teacher as well as many major publications. Sondra has a grown son and daughter, a son-in-law, and two grandsons. She is the author, co-author, or ghostwriter of twelve books and holds an M.A. from Harvard.