I know why Shane Sparks was not asked back. I know why Mia Michaels has left at various points. And I know that Mary's contract wasn't renewed.
But I can't find anything on Wade. No statements from him about leaving, and not statements about the show not asking him back. He just sort of vanished.
I've been rewatching the show from the beginning, and I really miss his stuff. He was my favorite contemporary/jazz choreographer (Sonja is a close second).
What other choreographers from the early seasons do you miss or not miss? Watching those seasons really made me miss Mary's ballroom choreography. I miss her as a judge too, but the few dances she choreographed were really good.