Aurelia Michael was born and raised in the Bronx, New York, where she began her artistic training at the Dance Theatre of Harlem. She continued studying dance throughout college, earning Dance and Business Management degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park, as well as attending the Fashion Institute of Technology for a Certification in Image Consulting. In 2018, Aurelia a ventured into the world of Musical Theatre, and her credits now include Legally Blonde, Grease, Ghost, In The Heights, and the Original Broadway Cast of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical. Most recently, she was the Associate Choreographer Ensemble member of A Wonderful World, a world-premiere musical about jazz legend and singular American icon Louis Armstrong. Since 2011, Aurelia has been the Founder and Lead Coach for Aurelia Michael Living, a community team dedicated to helping future clients in the areas of Life & Career Success, Healing Shame, Performance & Communication, and Acting . In 2020, Aurelia took her passion for Voiceover as an Artist - signing with Atlas Talent Agency - and created Voice On Demand, a community dedicated to connecting, supporting, & uplifting BIPOC voice over artists & the entire VO community. Aurelia loves to help people of all ages pursue their dreams and accomplish their goals. Aurelia currently resides in the Los Angeles area with her husband and puppy, where she is also focused on her career in TV& Film, Theatre, and Voice Over.
Rickey Tripp Director/Choreographer: RENT, Boston Conservatory at Berklee and The Temptations Tribute. Choreographer: Kinky Boots (Broadway at Music Circus), X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X Opera (Detroit Opera), RENT (Signature Theater), Broadway Bares: TWERK form Home. A Wonderful World, World Premiere (Miami New Drama), In the Heights (Dallas Theatre Center and Broadway at Music Circus), Hairspray (DTC-Winspear Opera), and Dreamgirls, Irma P. Hall Black Theater Award for Best Choreography (DTC). TV/Film: Eileen (Universal Pictures), A Thousand and One (Universal Pictures), Encore! (Disney), It’s Quiet Uptown (BTC Inc.). Associate Choreography: TV/Film: Harlem (Amazon Prime Video), Jesus Christ Superstar Live (NBC, 2018 EMMY for Outstanding Live Variety Special), Fire Shut Up in my Bones (Met Opera), Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare in the Park/PBS Great Performances), Once on this Island (2018 TONY Award for Best Musical Revival, National Tour 2018), Choir Boy, MTC Premiere-Broadway (2019 TONY Nominee), Cabin in the Sky (Encores!, New York City Center). Victoria’s Secret online commercial. Teaching: He has taught Master Classes and set choreography for dance studios and schools around the world. Currently on faculty at Broadway Dance Center, NYC and Immersive Artist Experience. Zena Rommett Floor-Barre® Technique, Certified Mentor/Instructor. B.A. in Dance, San Jose State University. Read less