Stacey Tookey

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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.

She was nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography for So You Think You Can Dance (season 5) in 2010. She was nominated again in 2011 for her work on the show's seventh season and in 2012 for her work on the show's eighth season.

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.

Choreography for So You Think You Can Dance

Season Week Dancers Style Music
Season 1 (Canada) Week 1 Vincent-Oliver Noiseux
Lisa Auguste
Contemporary "Slow Me Down""?Emmy Rossum
Week 7 Vincent-Oliver Noiseux
Natalli Reznik
"Happy Ending""?Mika
Week 9 Nico Archambault
Allie Bertram
"Permanent""?David Cook
Season 5 (US) Week 2 Karla Garcia
Jonathan Platero
Contemporary "Falling Slowly""?The Frames
Week 8 Kayla Radomski
Brandon Bryant
"All I Want""?Ahn Trio
Season 2 (Canada) Week 1 Melanie Mah
Cody Bonnell
Contemporary "Taking Chances""?Celine Dion
Week 3 Corynne Barron
Austin Di Iulio
"Never Say Never""?The Fray
Week 4 Kim Gingras
Emanuel Sandhu
"To Build a Home""?The Cinematic Orchestra
Week 6 Amy Gardner
Cody Bonnell
"Come Home""?OneRepublic feat. Sara Bareilles
Group Routine "Hometown Glory""?Adele
Week 8 Tara-Jean Popowich
Vincent Desjardins
"It Doesn't Hurt" (Studio Version)"?Katie Thompson
Week 9 Jayme Rae Dailey
Vincent Desjardins
"Can't Stop Thinking About You""?Martin Sexton
Season 6 (US) Week 2 Kathryn McCormick
Jonathan "Legacy" Perez
Contemporary "2 Steps Away""?Patti LaBelle
Week 3 Channing Cooke
Victor Smalley
"Be Be Your Love" (Live at KRCW)"?Rachael Yamagata
Season 7 (US) Week 2 Melinda Sullivan
Ade Obayomi
Contemporary "Squander""?Skunk Anansie
Week 3 Billy Bell
Kathryn McCormick
"Jar of Hearts""?Christina Perri
Week 7 Kathryn McCormick
Robert Roldan
"Heaven is a Place on Earth""?Katie Thompson
Billy Bell
Ade Obayomi
"Mad World" (Alternate Version) "?Michael Andrews feat. Gary Jules
Week 9 Kent Boyd
Allison Holker
"Sundrenched World" (Live Session)"?Joshua Radin
Season 3 (Canada) Week 2 Charlene Hart
Jeff Mortensen
Contemporary "Breathing""?Alisa Turner
Week 3 Julia Harnett
Jesse Weafer
"Falling""?Florence and the Machine
Week 5 Amanda Cleghorn
Sebastian Mersch
Week 6 Danielle Gardner
Jeff Mortensen
"Elephant in the room""?Richard Walters
Week 7 Charlene Hart
Mackenzie Green
"One Day Like This""?Elbow
Week 8 Amanda Cleghorn
Jeff Mortensen
Week 9 Group Routine "Undone" (With the Hagerman Quartet)"?DeVotchKa
Season 8 (US) Meet the Top 20 Ricky Jamie
Miranda Maleski
Sasha Mallory
Melanie Moore
Contemporary "In This Shirt""?The Irrepressibles
Week 2 Caitlynn Lawson
Mitchell Kelly
"Turning Tables""?Adele
Clarice Ordaz
Jess LeProtto
"Cathedrals""?Jump, Little Children
Week 6 Jess LeProtto
Kathryn McCormick
"The Lonely""?Christina Perri
Week 9 Melanie Moore
Robert Roldan
"Sacrifice""?Sinéad O'Connor
Melanie Moore
Sasha Mallory
"Heart Asks Pleasure First""?Ahn Trio
Season 4 (Canada) Week 1 Jordan Clark
Joey Arrigo
Contemporary "For the People""?Mark Huculak
Teya Wild
Kevin Howe
"You Lost Me""?Christina Aguilera
Week 5 Geisha Chin
Joey Arrigo
"Gasoline Rainbows""?Amy Kuney
Week 8 Lindsay Leuschner
Shane Simpson
"Uninvited""?Alanis Morissette
Week 9 Jordan Clark
Christian Millette
"All in Love Is Fair""?Stevie Wonder
Season 9 (US) Meet the Top 20 Janaya French
Matthew Kazmierczak
Dareian Kujawa
Amelia Lowe
Contemporary "Modern Drift""?Efterklang
Week 3 Witney Carson
Chehon Wespi-Tschopp
"I Will Always Love You""?Whitney Houston
Week 5 Eliana Girard
Alex Wong
"Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)""?Nancy Sinatra
Week 8 Chehon Wespi-Tschopp
Allison Holker
"Leave" from Once

Personal life

Married to actor Gene Gabriel, October 16, 2005

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.


  • The Rise Of Choreographer Stacey Tookey

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