The choreographer's recently launched group, L.A. Dance Project, performed a new number at the end of Wednesday's broadcast -- a level of national exposure that is out of reach for most fledgling dance troupes.
Millepied, who is married to actress
It clearly pays to be famous, or at least married to someone who is famous. On Wednesday, Millepied sat with fellow judges
At times, Millepied looked a little bewildered amid the show's nonstop assault of sequins and forced good cheer -- but who wouldn't be? The Frenchman's appearance on "SYTYCD" is likely the work of Lythgoe, the show's executive producer, who sits on the board of the Music Center, which has helped to launch L.A. Dance Project.
Near the end of Wednesday's show, several dancers from L.A. Dance Project performed Millepied's new piece, titled "Moving Parts," set to a composition by Nico Muhly. The piece seemed tame and somewhat out of place next to the athletic gyrating that is apparently required of the show's contestants.
But what do you want from free publicity?
"Moving Parts" will be one of the numbers performed by L.A. Dance Project at its big debut at