Absence Of Comfort Ogheneruro Fedoke On SYTYCD’s 18th Season Judge Panel Has Sent Fans Into Frenzy

ATLANTA, GEORGIA: Hip-hop dancer Comfort Ogheneruro Fedoke competed in the 4th season of So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) and placed in the Top 8.

She was later returned to the FOX show as an All-Star, where she continued mentoring new competitors in the subsequent seasons.

Ever since her first performance, Comfort never really left the show and has been a part of it in some way.

Key Takeaways

  • Comfort is an associate choreographer for London’s #1 West End musical, Cabaret.
  • She plays magical toymaker on the new Disney+ family special The Hip Hop Nutcracker.

For the 18th installment of the dance reality show, she took her place on the judging panel during the audition round.

Snagging the judge’s seat, she said, “It’s been a ride” in an interview.

She further added,

This is very exciting because this is the first time where I get to be in this space…as an official judge, rather than one that’s just an all-star mentor is honestly a full-circle type of event.”

Fans Concern Rise Over Comfort’s Absence From Judging Panel

As mentioned before, Comfort took the coveted judge’s seat during the audition round on the 18th season of So You Think You Can Dance.

However, after the four-episode audition round came to an end, fans were quick to notice Comfort’s absence.

It only consists of Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Allison Holker, and the returning Season 17 judge JoJo Siwa.

Comfort’s absence sparked a flurry of speculations from fans on Reddit. Some guessed there were scheduling conflicts with other previously planned shows.

While others speculated that Fedoke stepped from her position to make room for JoJo Siwa. This guess upset many users as Comfort’s judging was impeccable on the show.

Comfort Ogheneruro Fedoke Side Gigs Cementing Her Status In The Entertainment Industry

Since her first appearance on the dance competition show, Comfort started gaining traction in the industry with her talent.

Even though her tenure in the competition ended, Comfort was clever enough to open other doors for success during her time on the show.

This led to a slew of opportunities, including working with world-renowned artists, including Missy Elliott, Chaka Khan, Harry Styles, John Legend, and LL Cool J.

In addition, she booked extensive amounts of commercials, most notable being Michael Jackson’s Pepsi Generation Super Bowl commercial and Nike’s 30-year celebration of Air Max.

Similalry, Comfort has choreographed and acted in many films, TV shows, and stage productions.

Some of her most notable works include The Funny Dance Show, Step Up 5: All In, The Mindy Project, and Footloose.

Currently residing in London, Comfort’s latest project is the new film Wicked in which she is working as an associate choreographer.


When Did Comfort Auditon For So You Think You Can Dance?

Comfort auditioned for the show in 1998 when she was 19.

Is Comfort Dating?

Yes, Comfort is dating her boyfriend, Arben Giga. As a matter of fact, she dedicated a dance on Me & U to Arben Giga on Valentine’s Day.


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