The WGI World Championships is excited to welcome back world-renowned choreographer and three-time Outstanding Choreography Emmy winner, Mia Michaels. Michaels will once again conduct the “Day After” master class at the University of Dayton Arena on Sunday April 6th for 500 performers beginning at 10am.
Registrations for dancers begin March 3rd at 12pm EST and students wishing to participate should go through their director. We expect this exceptional experience to sell out once again so mark your calendars! Those wishing to view the master class will be able to purchase spectator tickets at $10 per person at the door.
Michaels’ expertise and motivational approach in dance has made her a highly sought-after guest instructor and choreographer worldwide. Her involvement with WGI began when she was the guest clinician at Spinfest!! in 2007. 2014 marks the fourth appearance of Michaels at the Color Guard World Championships, and her third as part of WGI’s popular “Day After” series.
“Each time Mia has headlined our Sunday dance class, we have had an extraordinary amount of interest and sold out the number of spaces we had for dancers in minutes,” said WGI Executive Director Ron Nankervis. “It is with great excitement we welcome her back to color guard’s premier event.”
As the reigning queen of contemporary dance, her work has been described as “personal, passionate, quirky, beautiful, challenging and uncompromisingly original.” Her inspirational and dynamic choreography was featured on Fox’s hit TV series “So You Think You Can Dance”. Mia’s passionate dance moves have graced the stage of Cirque Du Soleil’s live music concert tour, “Delirium” and also the long running Las Vegas theatrical production of “Celine Dion…A New Day” at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Mia has also had the pleasure of working with such stars as Madonna, Prince, Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan and created commercials for Coldwell Banker, Ziploc, WNBA, Star TV and VISA. Mia is also the Artistic Director of The Pulse dance conventions and has held faculty positions with such prestigious dance institutions as Alvin Ailey and the Joffrey Ballet while continuing to teach master classes around the world.