University of Southern California: Director and producer Nigel Lythgoe named USC Kaufman’s 2022 commencement speaker

Emmy Award-winning director and producer Nigel Lythgoe will deliver the commencement address for the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance BFA Class of 2022. The satellite commencement ceremony will take place at the University of Southern California’s Founders Park on Friday, May 13, 2022.

Lythgoe is the co-creator, executive producer and judge on “So You Think You Can Dance,” which has won 11 Emmy Awards. He is also the executive producer of “American Idol,” which has been nominated for nearly 70 Emmy Awards. Lythgoe is one of the original USC Kaufman Board of Councilors members and is the School’s inaugural emeritus board member. In 2015, he established the Nigel Lythgoe Endowed Scholarship Fund, which provides critical scholarship to a USC Kaufman BFA student every year.

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