Married director/choreographer duo Tabitha and Napoleon, commonly referred to as Nappytabs, are two time Emmy winners (2011 and 2014) for Outstanding Choreography on So You Think You Can Dance. They have a total of four Emmy nominations, The World of Dance Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2014 Industry Innovator’s Award, and 2 MTV VMA Awards.
Tabitha and Napoleon grew up on opposite coasts and met as students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In 2008, they became familiar to mainstream audiences as innovative choreographers on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance where they were responsible for creating a new dance style known as ‘Lyrical Hip Hop’. That same year, Nappytabs became the driving creative force behind MTV’s hit show America’s Best Dance Crew. Since then they have worked on numerous other hit series including ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, Disney’s Shake It Up, NBC’s America’s Got Talent, ABC’s Suburgatory and Fox’s X Factor. They have also served as on-camera hosts/judges for Fox’s Mobbed, TLC’s Rock the Reception, Oxygen’s Dance Your Ass Off, and MTV’s Beyond Dance.
Their exceptional abilities and contributions to so many productions has led them into other ventures in the entertainment world. They have recently made a name for themselves as Creative Directors and Producers. They served as Co-Executive Producers on Fox’s Mobbed, MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew, FOX’s Taraji’s White Hot Holidays, and the NBC’s new hit show, World Of Dance. Currently they are Co Executive Producers of ABC’s Summer Show Boy Band. They were also Supervising Producers on Fox’s American Idol, MTV Movie Awards, The Guys Choice Awards, and Lip Sync Battle Shorties. The pair has provided Creative Direction and Choreography for numerous award shows including the Grammys, Emmys, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, Kids Choice Awards & The Academy Of Country Music Awards.
Over the years the duo have worked with top music artists including Beyonce, , Ariana Grande, Madonna, Pitbull, Jesse J, Ed Sheeran, Prince, Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion, Keith Urban, Calvin Harris, 50 Cent, Ricky Martin and Mariah Carey. They have also directed the Jabbawockeez MUS.I.C and PRISM international stage shows. Nappytabs have been active with Cirque Du Soleil having worked on several productions including The Beatles: Love, Mystere, KA, Iris, Viva Elvis and Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour.
Most recently they directed the sold out national MOVE Tour starring Derek & Julianne Hough and Directed Jennifer Lopez’s All I Have residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas to spectacular reviews. They are currently Directing the R&B sensation TLC upcoming tour.
Tabitha and Napoleon created and own Nappytabs, a popular brand of urban dancewear, and in 2010 opened their own store in North Hollywood.