Michael Rooney is one
of the most innovative and influential choreographers of all time. Michael
approaches each job like a tailor, designing the choreography to suit the
project. His work is always noted for being on the cutting edge and
original. Michael's most recent credits include VH1's hit drama series "Hit
the Floor," for which he is choreographer and co-producer, the TV promo for
Rebel Wilson’s comedy SUPER FUN NIGHT, and commercials for Old Navy and
Evian. In 2012 Michael worked with Taylor Swift on her live TV award show
performances, and once again dominated the commercial market for his recent
musical spot for Bailey's, airing in all 7 continents in 2012 and 2013!
Audiences also recently fell in love with Michael’s whimsical staging and
choreography for the hit smash Disney film "The Muppets," starring Amy Adams
and Jason Segel.
Michael is a
contemporary visionary with the creative genius to transcend time and to
move from one era to another with ease, giving each project he choreographs
its own award-winning style. Always acknowledged for his own aesthetic, he
continues to be a warrior on the path of his own vision. In Michael’s own
words, "Each job I have done in the past has been different. Ad agencies are
always looking for the latest trend and that's what I give them.” Michael is
synonymous with Bob Fosse when it comes to sticking to his creative guns.
Not wanting to re-create past works of other choreographers, he endeavors to
lay down solid tracks that directors in the future will call genius!
Michael also has
choreographed for Kylie Minogue's world-famous tours "Showgirl," "Showgirl
Homecoming," and "X,” choreographing over 60 musical numbers for her.
Audiences around the globe have seen his spot-on staging and choreography
come to life on the live stage. "I call myself a Choreologist now, I am a
dance doctor. I fix things and make them run smooth again."
Lauded by critics and
viewers alike, Michael's work with directors has been turning heads and
moving feet over the past decade. His original staging and conceptualization
continues to keep him at the forefront of the dance world. As a result,
Michael has become a rare talent to have won five MTV Awards for Best
Choreography. Michael’s "come to life" dance sequence in the smash hit film
"500 Days of Summer" kept the film fresh and alive, and his hard work behind
the scenes with the animators of "Shrek Forever After" helped bring the film
to greater heights.
Michael continues to be
successful because he possesses the artistic ability to design the
choreography, and bring the story to life, as seen in his most memorable
videos such as Fatboy Slim’s "Weapon of Choice" (starring Christopher Walken),
Kylie Minogue's sexy and controversial “Cant Get You Out of My Head", and
Gnarls Barkley’s "Run" (for which he won his 5th MTV Award for Best
Choreography). Michael Rooney has been the genius choreographer in Spike
Jonze's world ever since he choreographed the infamous Bjork music video
“It’s Oh So Quiet.” With several projects in between, their most recent
collaboration was on the feature film "Jackass 2".