Just two years later, Michaels went home with an Emmy award for Outstanding Choreography for “Calling You,” which was showcased on SYTYCD’s 2nd season.In 2010, Michaels won three Emmys in the same category for “Koop Island Blues,” “Gravity,” and “One.” The following year, she earned Emmys for “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,” “When We Dance,” “This Bitter Earth/On the Nature of Daylight,” putting her at a “tie” that year with fellow SYTYCD choreographers Tabitha and Napolean D’Umo. I know I shouldn’t support the Fox shows, but it is such a guilty pleasure. Nigel Lythgoe, the executive producer of and judge on So You Think You Can Dance regularly makes pervy sexist comments about the scantily clad young dancers on the show. Specifically: Project Runway, So You Think You Can Dance, American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, Hells Kitchen, and Top Chef.'My head says for you to dump her but my heart wants to say there was something magical to the two of you.So I’m saying yes,' he eventually said, after Electra and fellow judges David Walliams and Alesha Dixon had already said yes.
They took additional jobs choreographing for professional sports dance teams and back-up dancing for musical artists.
In 2003, they joined the faculty of Monsters of Hip Hop dance convention.
Their work was introduced to mainstream audiences in 2008 when they became supervising choreographers on America's Best Dance Crew and resident choreographers on So You Think You Can Dance.
D'umo (née Cortopassi; born September 11, 1973) and Napoleon Buddy D'umo (born October 17, 1968), known together as Nappytabs, are Emmy Award-winning married choreographers who are often credited with developing lyrical hip-hop.
They are best known for their choreography on the television show So You Think You Can Dance and for being supervising choreographers and executive producers of America's Best Dance Crew.