Andrea Astuto is the choreographer for Styles & Emma on Season 4 of World of Dance. She is also the Assistant Artistic Director, Contemporary Director at Odasz Dance Theatre and Western Ballet. Andrea received the ‘Outstanding Choreographer Award’ at Youth America Grand Prix Chicago semi-finals in 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020, but preparing for the NBC show was a whole different ballgame.
Emma VanDeWater and Styles Dykes wanted to prove that ballet is anything but boring, so Astuto came prepared with three routines for them. By the time The Duels rolled around their second routine looked completely different than the pas de deux they had originally rehearsed. Astuto took the judges’ comments from The Qualifiers, and the suggestions from the supervising choreographers behind the scenes, to make their numbers more competitive. It was the ultimate team effort to showcase the best in contemporary ballet.
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