Internationally Acclaimed Emmy Award Winning Choreographer & Director Mia Michaels is Bringing Her Extraordinary Talent to Australia
Melbourne Feb 5th | Sydney Feb 12th
For the first time in her award-winning career spanning over 2 decades, Mia Michaels has announced she will be heading to Australia in 2017 to share her passion with students and teachers alike in Melbourne and Sydney live workshops.
In February, Raise The Barre Productions will be presenting Mia Michaels LIVE in Australia, giving students and dance enthusiasts their once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the artist for a dance experience like no other. The popular So You Think You Can Dance judge and director of The Rockettes New York Spectacular is looking forward to the opportunity to work with her Australian fan-base and states: “This is my first time down under and I am so thrilled to be working with and inspiring the dancers and people of Australia. Get ready to work hard and be inspired!”
From the screen to the stage, Mia is known for her ability to transform dance into inspired and unique works of passion and beauty and Clint Salter, CEO of the Dance Studio Owners Association and founder of Raise The Barre Productions, has been working closely with Mia to turn this dream tour into a reality.
“The timing couldn’t be more perfect for our Australian dancers. We have never before seen so many dedicated and committed dance students and teachers who are hungry for an opportunity and experience like this. It simply doesn’t get any bigger or better than Mia Michaels in this industry and we can’t wait to see what magic she brings,” said Salter.
Mia will be hitting the dance floor in Melbourne on February 5th & Sydney on February 12th 2017.
For full details and to book your tickets to the events, check out www.miamichaelslive.com.au
About Mia Michaels
This year will mark a highly anticipated stage venture that will propel this multiple Emmy winner to even further heights as one of our most sought after innovators, not only in the world of dance, but in the entire entertainment industry.
Mia created, directed, choreographed and reinvented the iconic brand of the Radio City Rockettes in their NY Spectacular, which opened to rave reviews in June of 2016. This multifaceted spectacle marked her directorial debut.
In 2015, Mia joined forces as choreographer with dream team Harvey Weinstein, Diane Paulus, and Barry Weissler for the hugely successful Broadway musical FINDING NEVERLAND. She choreographed a special preview of the song, “Neverland” for the 68th Tony Awards featuring Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson, as well as served as guest choreographer of the opening number for the Rockettes Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall and as guest artist and mentor in Broadway at the White House hosted by Michelle Obama, Kristen Chenoweth, and Matthew Morrison.
Mia has turned dance into inspired and unique works of passion and beauty. Mia’s brilliant choreography was showcased when she reunited with her So You Think You Can Dance judge alumnus, Adam Shankman, in the big screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, ROCK OF AGES.
Her moves were showcased by the star-studded cast, which includes – Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand and Catherine Zeta-Jones. She followed that with a co-starring role in Summit Entertainment’s STEP UP 4.
On television, Mia has served as the ever-popular judge and contributing choreographer for Fox’s award winning TV show (and touring company) So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD). Not only has Mia won 3 Emmy awards for Outstanding Choreography for the television series SYTYCD, but also her role in SYTYCD contributed to the show receiving the “Best Reality TV Show” award at the 2008 Reality TV Show Awards. Additionally, her brilliant choreography and huge fan-base in Canada has led her to share her talents for a recurring role as judge and guest choreographer with SYTYCD Canada for the entirety of the four year series. Mia also directed and choreographed a dream sequence with Hugh Laurie for the hit television show, HOUSE MD, entitled “Get Happy.”
She directed and choreographed Blake McGrath’s Relax video, which was nominated for Video of the Year at the 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards. Other 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.
Mia choreographed the most notable Celine Dion show, A New Day, which played at Caesars’ Palace in Las Vegas for over five years and received stunning reviews. The New York Times raved, “The greatest pleasure…was the go for-broke physicality of the choreography”. The show featured a cast of 50 dancers with two hours of pure dance artistry. 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 in March 2006. She has also created works for numerous recording artists including: Madonna, Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, Anna Vissi, and Prince.
Mia’s dedication to the art of dance naturally carries a presence in the dance concert arena. Included in her diverse concert and stage work was the critically acclaimed New York based dance company, RAW, for which she was the founder, artistic director, and choreographer; the Paper Mill Playhouse’s production of “Hello Dolly!” starring Tovah Feldshuh; Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal; Jazz Dance Chicago; and the Oslo Dance Ensemble. Recently, Mia was honored to receive the prestigious Tom Adams award for her dedication to TITAS and the arts. The La Fete du Ballet chairs, Ambassador Ron Kirk and Matrice Ellis-Kirk, presented the award.
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 International Dance Festivals all over the world.
Mia continues to teach inspirational master classes worldwide. Every year Mia is on faculty for the Jump International Tour with Break the Floor Productions for 100,000 aspiring dancers – a dynamic and unique weekend dance event, featuring the top choreographers and instructors within the dance industry.
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.
About Raise The Barre Productions
Raise The Barre Productions is a dance education production company like no other. Founded by Dance Studio Owners Association CEO Clint Salter, Raise The Barre is committed to sourcing and bringing the ultimate in dance education to students and teachers all over the globe. Raise The Barre promises to take dance as we know it to new levels with their world-class workshops and events while supporting students, dance professionals and studio owners.
The Dance Studio Owners Association is a global community of over 500 dance studio owners and a focus on providing support and business growth resources to help them thrive in business and life. Clint and his team provide online master classes with business, dance and marketing experts as well as partnering with industry leaders to provide the DSOA family with the highest quality of services.
DSOA members are given 24/7 access to an online forum where they are encouraged to ask their burning questions and get the expert advice they need to continually grow as a business owner, leader and human being.