Daniel Quinten Karaty (born October 1, 1976) is an American TV personality, producer, dancer and choreographer. He has performed with and/or created routines for pop superstars such as Jessica Simpson, Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, and *NSYNC. Karaty is also well known as an intermittent judge and choreographer on several versions of the global dance competition program So You Think You Can Dance, including the American, Australian, Canadian versions and as a permanent member of the judge's panel for the Dutch-Belgian version since its first season. In addition, Karaty appears as a judge or mentor on X Factor, My Name Is Michael, Holland's Got Talent and The Ultimate Dance Battle, the last of which he created and serves as executive producer for. Previously, Karaty served in the capacity of a performance stager and choreographer on America's Got Talent.