CTV announced today that Leah Miller has been named the host of CTV’s newest original series, So You Think You Can Dance Canada. Currently host of the MuchMusic series MuchOnDemand, Miller’s first assignment is to join the So You Think You Can Dance Canada cross-country audition tour, waltzing into Vancouver on Monday, April 7. Miller will be on the entire audition road trip making stops in Halifax (May 5), Calgary (May 12), Montreal (May 27) and her hometown of Toronto (June 10). For up-to-date audition information, visit the series’ official website, dance.ctv.ca. Additional cast members will be announced soon.

As the host of So You Think You Can Dance Canada (SYTYCD Canada), Miller will be the eyes and ears of Canadian viewers at each stop on the audition tour. Chatting with competitors and the judges, she will have the inside scoop on Canada’s dancing talent from across the country. Once the series debuts this fall on CTV, Miller will introduce the finalists and interact with the competitors and judges in her role as host of the live episodes.

“Leah’s vibrant charm, previous hosting experience and knowledge of dance makes her an ideal host for this exciting new series,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “Fun, smart and quick on her feet, viewers and competitors will fall in love with her.”

“I cried my eyes out when I found out – I am ecstatic!” said Miller. “I have such respect for what dancers are capable of and I am a huge fan of the format. Hosting the homegrown edition of So You Think You Can Dance is such a privilege for me.”

From host of MuchOnDemand to the new host of SYTYCD Canada, Miller has come a long way from the audition that landed her a job with Canada’s flagship music station, MuchMusic. As a three time host of the MuchMusic Video Awards and co-host of MuchOnDemand, Miller has chatted with some of the hottest stars and musical acts around, including Gwen Stefani, Halle Berry, Kanye West, Avril Lavigne, Rihanna, Matthew McConaughey, Fergie, Good Charlotte

and many more. She recently hosted Live@Much specials featuring Hedley, The Killers, The All-American Rejects and Hilary Duff.

A music and dance aficionado, Miller tapped into the dance world at a young age when she was enrolled in baby ballet class. Miller won the title of “Miss Junior Dance of Canada” when she was 13 and danced competitively until the age of 16. That experience gives her first hand knowledge of the hard work and dedication it takes to become a competitive dancer. Miller has huge respect for dancers at the level the series demands. Her passion for the fine arts and previous hosting and interviewing experience prepares her for this exciting leap into her latest gig.

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  • pj

    (CTV announced today that Leah Miller has been named the host of CTV’s newest original series), So You Think You Can Dance Canada.

    original series this isn’t. It’s a copy of a US TV Show called SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, slapping CANADA at the end of the title doesn’t make it an original series.

    Dose anyone remember a show call, Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? It’s a US TV show that was also copied by TV stations in Canada called Are You Smarter Than A Canadian 5th Grader?

    Why can’t Canadian TV Producers come up with anything original?

    I didn’t watch SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (The US version) and I won’t be watching the Canadian version. Just like I didn’t watch Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? (The US version) I didn’t watch the Canadian version.

    Their are way too many reality shows, Talk shows, Game Shows and way to many 24/7 News Shows on TV today, for what I’m paying for cable. Every channel has the same programming I call that BS, I might have my cable removed 90% of the programming is garbage, and taking a USA show and slapping CANADA or Canadian somewhere in the title doesn’t make it original for F-Sake.

  • regan

    Across the River from Motor City, Corner Gas, Sophie, Flashpoint etc etc etc

  • Bronwyn

    I didn’t get the impression it’s trying to be its own show. They use the same formula, judges, theme song, etc. Australia also has a So You Think You Can Dance version…the only difference seems to be the setting. This is the only reality TV show I watch and I think it’s great that the spotlight on dance is spreading. By “original series” I think it’s somewhat assumed they’re all considered to be the same show, just different locations.