Stacey Tookey (Courtesy Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Stacey Tookey is a Canadian dancer and choreographer. Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Emmy-nominated Tookey is best known for her frequent appearances as a Resident Choreographer and Guest Judge on the Canadian and American versions of the television show So You Think You Can Dance("SYTYCD"). Tookey served as director on the sold-out 2009 So You Think You Can Dance Canada Tour. She also choreographed the music video for Christina Perri's Jar of Hearts.
Tookey has worked with musical artists such as Justin Timberlake, Celine Dion, Bette Midler and Michael Bublé. She has also performed in concerts as a member of Mia Michaels company, R.A.W. and with Parsons Dance Project in Seoul, Korea. Other performances include Carmen with the Houston Grand Opera and assistant choreographer of A Few Good Men Dancin on Broadway. In 2002, Tookey relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada where she was an original cast member for the entire five 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 Eve Countdown Live in Times Square and A&E's biography of Celine Dion. She has been slimed on National T.V. dancing alongside Justin Timberlake at the 2007 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards.
Tookey represented Canada at the Adeline Genee awards in London, England. She studied ballet and contemporary dance with the Ballet British Columbia Mentor Program, Fusion Dance Company and as a member of the NBA's Grizzlies Extreme Dance Team. In addition to performing, Tookey teaches master classes in Mexico, Italy, Argentina and throughout North America and has been the recipient of many choreography awards.
Tookey resides in Los Angeles and is on the faculty of the Nuvo dance convention.
Stacey is the eldest child to parents Shelley and Wayne Tookey. She has a younger brother, Kevin Tookey, and a younger sister Kelci Tookey. Stacey's mother owns a Dance studio, Shelley's Dance Company (SDC) in Edmonton, AB. Her entire family dances, and Stacey was raised in her mothers studio learning everything she could about their shared passion.