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Transcript of Mia Michaels
Mia started dancing at the age of 3
Joe Michaels (her father) was a dance teacher who taught her jazz, tap and ballet; Dana (her sister) taught her contemporary
Aside from family members she also took classes at the New World School of Arts in Miami
Early career Mia started choreographing at the age of 11 She never really danced professionally because she was always thicker and no one would hire her With the realization of her body not being the right size she created her own world of dance Some Accomplishments 2008 Emmy Nominee - So You Think You Can Dance: “Mercy” FOX
2007 Emmy Winner - So You Think You Can Dance: “Calling You” FOX
2004 Emmy Nominee – Celine in Las Vegas: Opening Night Live CBS
2003 & 2004 American Choreography Award Nominee She also has choreographed for Madonna, d Cirque du Soleil, Paper mill Playhouse, Coregraphed for Alivin Ailey, Joffrey Ballet and much, much more Joffrey Ballet School http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12olk6GCH5Y Mia Michales dancing Jazz http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_eUfOt5ses The beauty of art is there are no rules ...never conform always be original... The world worships
the original Mia Michaels dancing contemporary http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnNcD38GOGA Mia's contribution to the dance world Mia started choreographing at age 15 and has continued since then about 31 years Why she did not really dance
professionally In an interview Mia mentioned that she did not really dance professionally
The reason for this is that one time in an audition one of the judges said she would never dance professionally because of her body shape
After that encounter she decided she would create her own world of dance
Mia says in another interview that everyone should celebrate their life, celebrate when you gain weight, celebrate when you lose it, celebrate the good and the bad, because it is a part of your life One of the dances that I saw her dance live in is Chorus Line on SYTYCD Some of the most famous pieces by Mia Michaels are: "Gravity" with Kayla & Kupono, "Calling you" with Travis & Heidi, "Mercy" with Katee and Twitch, "Time" with Neil & Lacey, "Dreaming With a Broken Heart" with Kherington & Twitch Mia's career has been thriving through the 2000's She has been known for her powerful movements that engage the dancer's entire being, while reaching straight into the souls of those who are watching. Through this unique style of choreography, Michaels has found success both on stage and in film. Mia is currently living in LA and is choreographing all over; she will continue to thrive in whatever she takes on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_48OKZqYzHM Addiction Piece by Mia Michales Sources T, Sammi. "SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE : Mia Michaels Interviewed." TV Grapevine. TV Grapevine, 13 Aug. 2012. Web. 09 Jan. 2013. Michaels, Mia. "Mia Michaels - Emmy Winner, Choreographer, Dancer." Mia Michaels - Emmy Winner, Choreographer, Dancer. BeePeez, 2013. Web. 09 Jan. 2013. "Mia Michaels." IMDb. IMDb.com, 2013. Web. 09 Jan. 2013.