US choreographer Chucky Klapow has been announced as the second resident judge for TEN’s rebooted Young Talent Time.
Klapow will join Tina Arena as a mentor and judge, with a third position to feature guest judges.
Filipino-American Klapow won an Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Choreography’ for High School Musical 2 along with along with Kenny Ortega and Bonnie Story. His career began at the age of 12, dancing in Paula Abdul’s music video “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah. He has performed alongside Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Salt n’ Pepa, and Patti LaBelle, and judged both So You Think You Can Dance [US] and Don’t Stop Believin’ [UK].
“Young Talent Time has such a heritage in Australia, and I’m really thrilled to be a part of the season,” said Klapow. “I’ve been watching auditions and I’m seeing some of the cast via YouTube and the talent looks immense, inspiring and extremely promising.
“Australia is filled with a real depth of young, talented performers and I’m looking forward to working with them and helping them grow.”
Klapow will relocate to Sydney for his role.
Young Talent Time is produced by Network TEN and Granada Media Australia and will launch on Sunday January 22nd.