Mia Michaels is a choreographer based in New York City. She's won three Emmy Awards for her work on "So You Think You Can Dance," choreographed the hit Broadway musical Finding Neverland, directed and choreographed the New York Spectacular starring the Radio City Rockettes.
Mia Michaels has learned the power of inspiring those she works with. Here, rehearsing Rockettes. Photo courtesy MSG
Dancers are human, which means they're bound to make mistakes from time to time, both on and off the stage. But what happens when those mistakes burn bridges? In an industry so small, is it possible for choreographers and performers to recover?
In a moment of vulnerability, three-time Emmy Award winning choreographer Mia Michaels opened up to Dance Magazine about some of the bridges she herself has burned, the lengths she's gone to in order to rebuild and the peace she's made with the new direction her career has taken because of them. —Haley Hilton