Derek and the other nominees — Sonya Tayeh for So You Think You Can Dance, Mandy Moore for So You Think You Can Dance, Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo for So You Think You Can Dance, Travis Wall for So You Think You Can Dance, Warren Carlyle for Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel, and Allison Holker for Dancing with the Stars — put together an explosive routine that showcased each of their talents.
Each nominee choreographed a short dance that represented one Emmy nominated show — Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and more. This was the first year that the Outstanding Choreographer award was honored at the live show, and it definitely livened up the lengthy (read: snoozy) awards show!
In case you missed it, you can watch Derek’s choreographed section and the entire performance below. Pay special attention to the Mad Men sketch in which a dreamy Derek shows off his powerful moves!