Mia Michaels

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Mia Michaels Mia Michaels is one of today's hottest choreographers thanks to her success with network television hits. From her early life in Florida to her momentous achievements to date, she continues to capture audiences with her stunning creations of movement. She was born in Florida in 1965, and had dancing in her blood from the start. Her father was a dance teacher, as was her sister. Both taught her to dance, and she also spent many summers dancing at the Interlochen Center for the Arts and Jacob's Pillow, which hosts the United States' longest running dance festival each year. These years of intensive training primed her for one of the most illustrious careers a modern day choreographer has enjoyed - having her work recognized both…show more content…
One of her biggest successes was choreographing for Celine Dion's "A New Day" show in Las Vegas. The show featured 50 dancers onstage for the bulk of the 2 hour concert, and ran from 2003 until 2007 at Caesar's Palace. Michaels also choreographed for Cirque du Soleil's first tour called "Delirium", which opened in March 2006. The buzz this choreographer has generated has led her to work with many famous artists, including Madonna, Gloria Estefan, Prince and Ricky Martin. She also has gotten the chance to choreograph for commercials such as Bacardi, Ziploc, Visa, and Coldwell Banker. The beauty and work behind such commonplace commercials may not seem like much effort, but to the entertainment industry, Michaels' hard work was evident and recognized by various awards. Mia Michaels has been nominated for and awarded many awards and medals some of those include, Gold Leo Award for Best Choreography in 1998, Dance Educators of America's President Cup, Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography for SYTYCD Season 2 and 4 (2007, 2009), Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography for Celine in Las Vegas: Opening Night Live In 2003, and American Choreography Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Commercials in 2002, and Outstanding Achievement in

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