Producer and choreographer Nigel Lythgoe will receive the 2011 Rolex Dance Award at Career Transition For Dancers' gala, A Halloween Thriller: A Dance Celebration of Ghosts, Ghouls, Vampires & Wilis, to be held at New York City XCenter on Monday, October 31 at 7pm.

The evening's entertainment will feature Broadway dancers, as well as members of some of America's greatest dance companies.

Lythgoe is co-creator/executive producer of So You Think You Can Dance and Executive Producer of American Idol. During his long career, he has also worked as a dancer, choreographer, and director.

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