2007 Emmy Winner - So You Think You Can Dance: Calling You
2004 Emmy Nominee – Celine in Las Vegas: Opening Night Live
2003 & 2004 American Choreography Award Nominee
From stage to screen, Mia Michaels has turned dance into inspired and unique works of passion and beauty. She has rendered her unique style and vision of the craft, which is sought after by other innovators, from celebrities and recording artists to dance companies and educational institutions.
Mia’s choreography for Celine Dion’s A New Day under the direction of Franco Dragone at Caesars’ Palace in Las Vegas has received stunning reviews. The New York Times raved, “The greatest pleasure… was the go-for-broke physicality of the choreography.” The show features a cast of 50 dancers and is two hours of pure dance artistry. Currently her work can be seen on Cirque du Soleil’s first touring show, Delirium, which premiered March 2006. She has also created works for numerous recording artists including Madonna, Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, and Prince. Her work in film and television includes “Cool Women” for AMC/DreamWorks Television and award winning commercials for Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Bacardi, Coldwell Banker, Ziploc, the WNBA, Star TV and VISA.
Included in her diverse concert and stage work is the critically acclaimed New York based dance company, RAW, for which she is the founder, artistic director and choreographer. She has been commissioned to create work for Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal, Jazz Dance Chicago, and Oslo Dance Ensemble. She’s been off-Broadway with If These Shoes Could Talk, and Fort Chaffee. Mia has also held faculty positions at prestigious institutions of dance around the world including Broadway Dance Center and the International Dance Festival of Italy.
Mia is constantly striving for new inspirations for her work. Her students and peers around the world have noted her as a memorable influence. She has a way of touching people’s lives with passion, emotional expression and style of dance. See her on the past two hit runs and the upcoming season of “So You Think You Can Dance” on FOX!