Aurelia Michael - CMI ChoreographerAurelia Michael


Aurelia was born and raised in the northern section of the Bronx, New York – the birthplace of hip hop. At the age five she began to take ballet and tap lessons at the Dance Theatre of Harlem, but by the age of 14 she realized that hip hop dance was her calling.

A recent graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, Aurelia double-majored in Modern Dance and Business, and is the founder of the University’s Dynamic Dance Team, a nationally recognized hip hop dance troupe on campus. She was a four-year member of Culture Shock Dance Troupe DC, performing throughout the metro area as well as San Diego, Idaho, and Canada.

Aurelia has trained at several studios including Broadway Dance Center, City Dance Center, Dance Place, DC Dance Collective, Joy of Motion, Millennium Dance Complex, The Edge, and Debbie Reynolds. She is currently working on a second project with members of the world-renowned company Cirque du Soleil, and works as a certified NCSF Personal Trainer.