Vanessa Hudgens Joins 'So You Think You Can Dance' as Judge

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Vanessa Hudgens will serve as a judge on So You Think You Can Dance.

The 28-year-old actress will appear in Season 14 of the Fox reality competition, which premieres June 12.

"So excited!!!" she said of the news on Twitter.

Hudgens joins returning judges Nigel Lythgoe, Jason Derulo and Maddie Ziegler. Mary Murphy, who left the show after Season 11, also will serve as a judge in the new season.

Mary Murphy Returns to 'So You Think You Can Dance' As a Judge

Mary Murphy Returns to 'So You Think You Can Dance' As a Judge

Season 14 of 'SYTYCD' will premiere this summer on Fox.

"I am so excited for Vanessa to join Mary and me on the judging panel for the 14th season of So You Think You Can Dance," Lythgoe said in a statement.

"There was instant chemistry in the audition rounds, and I know the SYTYCD fans will love her as much as we do. Vanessa is an accomplished artist and brings her own brand of enthusiasm and energy to our panel," he added.

Hudgens came to fame as Gabriella Montez in Disney Channel's High School Musical movies, and has since starred in the Broadway musical Gigi and the Fox production of Grease Live!. She most recently played Emily Locke on the NBC sitcom Powerless.

By Annie Martin

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.

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