Responding to the news that choreographer Mia Michaels tweeted her exit from So You Think You Can Dance, the show’s judge/executive producer Nigel Lythgoe issued the following statement: “We are thrilled to have given a talent such as Mia Michaels a platform to create Emmy Award-winning choreography. During the auditions this season she has helped choose the best, most diverse top 20 we have ever had. She knows that she is always welcome to return later this season or next. She’s chosen to move on to new challenges and we will continue to support her and wish her all the best.”