Mia Michaels

(22 February 1966)

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Mia Michaels is an American choreographer best known as a judge and for her contemporary choreography on the TV show So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD). From stage to screen, Mia 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 is the ever-popular judge and contributing choreographer for Fox’s hit TV show (and touring company) SYTYCD. Mia has won an Emmy award for outstanding choreography on a television series for her dance piece “Calling You” on SYTYCD.

Her work on the Celine Dion show, “A New Day“, played at Caesars’ Palace in Las Vegas for over five years and received stunning reviews. Other shows featuring Mia’s choreography include Celine Dion’s world Tour, “Taking Chances” and 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 and Prince. In 2015, Mia provided the choreography for the Broadway show Finding Neverland which is currently playing at the Lunte Fontanine Theater on Broadway.

Recently, Mia was honored to receive the prestigious Tom Adams award for her dedication to TITAS (Texas International Theatrical Arts Society) and the arts. Mia’s expertise in the area of dance has made her a highly sought after guest instructor and choreographer worldwide. She has held faculty positions at prestigious institutions of dance around the world including Alvin Ailey, the Joffrey Ballet, 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.