The Lythgoe Family are best known for producing hit Television shows such as American Idol and So You Think you Can Dance, but their passion lies deep in live performance arts. They have created non-profits such as the DizzyFeet Foundation and Give Kids Panto, both of which focus on giving youth the opportunity to experience and create art. Nigel was recently the Chairman of the British Academy of Film Arts and created National Dance Day and his foundation Dizzy Feet. Kris is the CEO of Lythgoe Family Panto and on the board of the California Philharmonic. Bonnie and Becky are all members on the board for Save the Arts LAUSD, a foundation that helps under privileged kids experience the arts for the first time. The Lythgoe Family endeavor to create shows for television and stage that the whole family can enjoy together. Entertaining generations from children to Grandparents, Pantos offer this rare and unique experience.
Artistic Director at the Pasadena Playhouse for 20 years.
35 years experience in Panto.
American Idol Musical Director for 15 years.
Tony Nominated Choreographer.
Choreographer of La La Land.
Head of University of Michigan Dance Program.