She tweeted “I AM OFFICIALLY AN ADORING FAN OF SYTYCD….THANK U FOR 5 WONDERFUL YRS,” then she followed up with, “THANKS SYTYCD AND LOOK FORWARD TO WHATS AHEAD FOR ME…LOOKOUT WORLD!!!!!She has worked with musical artists such as Celine Dion, Madonna, Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, and Prince. In 2007 she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography for her "Calling You" routine on season 2 of So You Think You Can Dance; she won again in 2010 for her work on season 5.She was a main judge of So You Think You Can Dance together with Adam Shankman and Nigel Lythgoe for season 7.Her choreography has been seen off-Broadway with “If These Shoes Could Talk,” and “Fort Chaffee.” Michaels was one of many choreographers set to pay tribute to Michael Jackson at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
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Her first television role in the US was in the Disney Channel TV series Jessie.
She then made her film debut by starring as the main character Mc Kenzie in the Disney Channel Original movie Teen Beach Movie and reprising her role in Teen Beach 2.
She choreographed the dance sequence of "Get Happy" in Season 7 Episode 15 of the "House" episode "Bombshells".
The choreography for Celine Dion’s "A New Day" by Michaels, under the direction of Franco Dragone at Caesars’ Palace in Las Vegas, has received stunning reviews. Michaels' work can be seen in the first touring show by Cirque du Soleil, Delirium, which premiered March 2006.