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Mia Michaels Biography

Birth Name:
Mia Melchiona
Birth Place:
Coconut Grove, Florida, United States
Choreographer, dancer

Fast Facts

  • Grew up in a family of dancers; both her father and sister were dance teachers
  • Has never danced professionally
  • Started dancing when she was 3 and choreographing at 15
  • Studied dance at New World School of the Arts in Miami
  • Has choreographed dancers for Celine Dion's Las Vegas show A New Day, and for the Cirque du Soleil production Delirium
  • Founded the New York-based dance company R
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  • Was rumored to have cancer after shaving her head, though those rumors were dispelled
  • She said, of her hair, that she "just felt the need to get rid of it
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  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Choreography: winner
  • 2003Emmy-Outstanding Choreography: nominated


  • Joe Michaels -- Father
  • Ruth Melchiona -- Mother
  • Dana O’Keefe -- Sister