“NBC, the producers and myself, we really created the perfect venue and job for me,” Lopez tells reporters of appearing as a judge on the upcoming series. “Starting as a dancer, that being the core of who I am at the end of the day… I couldn’t think of a more perfect thing that I could do at this point in my career.”
Lopez, 47, famously got her start on In Living Color in the early ’90s as a Fly Girl dancer, before kicking off her singing and acting career.
“It helps me and it shaped me and it formed me into the artist that I am,” the star says of her dance background. “It helps me in every area of my life now.”
She continues, “Those fundamentals really formed and shaped me that way.”
Forty-seven elite dance acts are slated to compete for the $1 million World of Dance prize. The competitors will be divided into three groups – Junior Division, Upper Division, and Team Division – and will also vie for the title of “Best in the World.”