Mia Michaels

Modern and Contemporary Dance

History of a Modern Dance

Loie Fuller, Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, and Ted Shawn are considered the creators of modern dance back in the late 1800's. It became increasingly more popular in the 1920's. Dancers doing this new style on tours helped gain interest. Modern is a combination of ballet and interpreting music. Modern dance has changed over the years to be more sophisticated since the early days.

Bio of Mia Michaels

Mia Michaels was born on Feb. 22, 1966 in Coconut Grove, Florida. From the age of three, she took ballet, jazz, and tap from her dad, Joe Michaels, at Miami Dance Center. She learned contemporary from her sister, Dana Michaels. She went on to choreograph for Celine Dion, Madonna, Cirque du Soleil, and many other artists. Since 2007, she has been a judge and a choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance, which is what she is most known for. Also, she has worked on TV commercials such as for Mike's Hard Lemonade, played herself in the movie "Move", has Her own docuseries on Bravo network, has been a columnist for Movmnt magazine since 2006, founded and created New York dance company, Reality at Work, and has done many other successful things in her career.


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Gravity - Contemporary
Gravity - Contemporary
Gravity - Contemporary
Gravity - Contemporary