Meet the Judges for 'So You Think You Can Dance' Season 18

With a new format, new challenges, and an eclectic mix of dance styles, Season 18 has viewers buzzing.

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Mar. 25 2024, Updated 1:50 p.m. ET

Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Comfort Fedoke, and Allison Holker in the "Auditions: Day 1" season premiere episode of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE airing Monday, March 4, (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
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The hit Fox dancing competition show So You Think You Can Dance has captivated fans since its 2005 debut, and this season is certainly no different.

With a new format, new challenges, and an eclectic mix of dance styles, Season 18 has its competitors bringing their all for the grand prize.

Let's meet the judges below!

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Jojo Siwa

Jojo Siwa attends the 35th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton on March 14, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steven Simione/WireImage)
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Jojo Siwa — who first joined SYTYCD as a judge in Season 17 — danced her way into our hearts on Dance Moms years ago. But over time, she's continued to stand on her own and become a household name. Back in 2021, she competed on Dancing With the Stars and stood out as the only contestant of the season to have any previous dancing experience.

Allison Holker

Allison Holker in tan outfit at the 2024 FOX Spring Preview held at FOX Studios on March 4, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Variety via Getty Images)
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Dancer Allison Holker was married to the late Stephen "tWitch" Boss — who had been a runner-up on SYTYCD in 2008, returned as an All-Star for Seasons 7–9, and came back as a judge for Seasons 15 and 17 — before his tragic death in December 2022. Allison, whose impressive résumé includes performing at the 2002 Olympic ceremonies, also previously competed on SYTYCD on Season 2, returning as an All-Star for Seasons 7–11, and 14. After being announced as a Season 18 judge, Allison wrote on Instagram that it was an "absolute dream to be back home."

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Maksim Chmerkovskiy in white shirt at the 2024 FOX Spring Preview held at FOX Studios on March 4, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Variety via Getty Images)
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Maks Chmerkovskiy may be new to SYTYCD, but he's certainly not new to the reality TV dance competition world, as he performed as a professional dancer on Dancing With the Stars for a whopping 17 seasons. Fun fact: Maks previously taught two dancers — Serge Onik and Kiki Nyemchek — who would one day go on to make it to the Top 14 on SYTYCD in Seasons 11 and 14, respectively.

Comfort Fedoke

Actress / Danacer Comfort Fedoke attends the Syncopated Ladies LA concert at The John Anson Ford Amphitheatre on July 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
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SYTYCD alum Comfort Fedoke — who first competed on the program back in Season 4, returning as an All-Star for Seasons 7–11 and 13–14 — has hopped on board the judging panel for the audition rounds for Season 18. Her remarkable résumé includes performing at the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show and working as an assistant choreographer for the upcoming Wicked movie.

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Who is hosting 'So You Think You Can Dance' 2024?

Fans were glad to know that So You Think You Can Dance's longtime host, Cat Deeley, was back for the 18th season. She has hosted the show since its second season, and she's had tons of experience in the field. She has hosted and guest-hosted numerous shows, including Live With Kelly and Ryan and This Time Next Year.

You can catch new episodes of So You Think You Can Dance Season 18 Mondays at 9 p.m. EST on Fox. You can also stream it the next day on Hulu.

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