Ex-'Dance' choreographer Mia Michaels working on three new shows
By Christopher Rocchio, 11/27/2009
Mia Michaels has reiterated that a return to reality television is definitely in her future.
"These rumors are very true. I can't go into details about it, but there are three separate shows we're working on, and all three of them are very different," she toldThe Wall Street Journal in a Wednesday report.
"One is a choreography show, one is a doc-reality show of a stage show that will be touring the states and the third one was inspired by a website called 'Mia Michaels, Please Choreograph My Life.'"
The former So You Think You Can Dance choreographer and guest judge described all three projects as "all mine."
"I'm creating them, I'm in them, I'm running them," she told The Wall Street Journal.
Michaels announced last month on her Facebook and Twitter accounts that she would leavingSo You Think You Can Dance effective immediately. She subsequently stated her decision to leave was to focus on "other projects," which includes work on several international So You Think You Can Dance editions.
"Basically, I felt like it was time for me to go because I wasn't growing anymore, in any capacity," she told The Wall Street Journal about her decision to leave. "I wasn't able to expand into a director, creator, producer. I had all these other opportunities in front of me."
However a return to its Fox version isn't completely out of the question.
"We definitely have kept it open, so if it's meant to be, it'll be," she told The Wall Street Journal. "I'll definitely come back as a guest, for sure."
Michaels added she is grateful for the exposure So You Think You Can Dance has given her.
"It has given a face to my work. Before, people knew my work, but they didn't necessarily know me as a personality," she explained to The Wall Street Journal.
"In real life, when you're out, people recognize you, and that's been a big change. I never turn on personality for TV. I'm just Mia, all the time, and that is very important to me. I see a lot of people who, as soon as the cameras turn on, they become something else, and that's so gross to me."