Ciara, Julianne Hough, Misty Copeland & More Will Join as Guest Judges and Mentors on NBC’s “World of Dance”

The show moves to a two-hour telecast this Wednesday @ 8PM on NBC.


This season of NBC’s World of Dance just got THAT much better!

As the season moves along, six extraordinary dancers/choreographers will share their insight with aspiring dancers looking to change their lives. 

“The Cut” round of the competition is where we will first see the string of celebrity guests, including Tony Award winner Savion Glover, who is expected to collaborate with judge Jennifer Lopez with the Junior Team division; actress, dancer, singer and Emmy Award-winning choreographer Julianne Hough, who will be working with her brother, judge Derek Hough, in the Upper division; “America’s Got Talent” judge Mel B, who will join forces with judge NE-YO in mentoring the Junior division; and world-renowned dancer/choreographer Paula Abdul will team with host/mentor Jenna Dewan in the Upper Team division.

“The Cut” is by far the deepest and most intense cut of the season. The judges, as well as the celebrity mentors, will score each act’s performance based on their artistry, precision and athleticism. Only the top three highest-scoring acts from each division will move on to the “Divisional Final,” which will also feature Misty Copeland and Ciara.

Misty Copeland, principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre, will serve as a guest judge during the Divisional Final, with Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artist Ciara joining as guest mentor during the “Divisional Final” as well.

World of Dance moves to Wednesdays this week, with “The Cut” airing on August 22nd and 29th and the “Division Final” airing on September 5th.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.