With over 20 years of training in a wide variety of dance styles, Michelle Dawley has been able to see the world and collaborate with some of the world’s most celebrated artists. She got her start growing up in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, training competitively at a dance studio while also pursuing her passion for ballet at various schools such as The National Ballet School, The School of Alberta Ballet as well as the International Ballet School.
Michelle currently resides in Los Angeles where she has been very fortunate to work on television projects such as; The American Music Awards, The Voice, X Factor, 106 and Park, MTV VMA’s, The Teen Choice Awards, The Academy Awards, BET Awards, Glee, Dancing With the Stars, the CW’s Hellcats as well as shooting national commercials for companies such as Toshiba and SENSA. She has also been a part feature films such as; Larry Gaye, Bravetown, Nickelodeon’s Jinxed, Disney’s Descendants, A Girl Walks into a Bar and Kirsten Stewart’s Dance Double in Twilight: Breaking Dawn. It has been a pleasure for Michelle to also work for notable brands such as Loreal, NIKE, Toyota, Skechers, MAC Makeup, Mattel and Ford. Michelle’s extensive work with renowned synchronized swimming company, Aqualillies has earned her the title of co-dance choreographer of the group where she travels the world to cast dancers and swimmers as well as choreographing their exciting upcoming shows.
Highlights of Michelle’s career have been when working alongside performers such as
Paramore, Selena Gomez, Janelle Monae, Christina Aguilera, Ariana Grande, The Jacksons, Jessie J, The Wanted, Florence and the Machine, Chaka Khan, James Morrison, Cody Simpson, Taye Diggs, Idina Menzel, Ashley Tisdale and Chelsea Handler. She has also appeared in music videos for artists such as Capital Cities, SteedLord, The Last Shadow Puppets, Kelly Clarkson and Michael Buble. You may have also seen Michelle dancing alongside Selena Gomez for the MTV Video Awards, Dancing With The Stars, The Billboard Awards, The Radio Disney Music Awards as well as in her music video for Come and Get It.
Most recently, Michelle is keeping very busy dancing her way around the world with Empire of the Sun. She also spent the summer in Japan performing in the second installment of Cheryl Burke’s live dance show titled Love on the Floor.
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