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MICHAEL ROONEY

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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. His most recent choreography will soon be seen in the highly anticipated feature film DORA THE EXPLORER. Michael’s other recent credits include Disney’s feature film THE JUNGLE BOOK, ROADIES, the Showtime pilot MY CRAZY EX GIRLFRIEND, 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 Happy Socks, AT&T, iPhone X, Zelle, Carvana.com, Transunion, Toyota, Ford, Geico, Samsung, 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 “Can’t 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.

Film
Dora the Explorer
Choreographer
Dir: James Bobin
The Jungle Book (2015)
Choreographer
Disney
Glimpse Inside The Mind of Charles Swan III
Choreographer
Dir: Roman Coppola
Lovestruck: The Musical
Choreographer
Dir: Sanaa Hamr
The Muppets
Choreographer
Dir: James Bobin
Shrek Goes Fourth
Choreographer
Dir: Mike Mitchell
500 Days of Summer
Choreographer
Dir: Marc Webb
An American Carol (2008)
Choreographer
Dir: David Zucker
Jackass 2
Choreographer
Paramount
Clerks 2 “The Passion of the Clerks”
Choreographer
Dir. Kevin Smith
Red Riding Hood – Feature Film (Dir: Randal Kleiser)
Choreographer
TAG
I Love Huckabee’s – Feature Film (Dir: David O’Russell)
Choreographer
Miramax
Television
The Voice Season 16 Promo – Big Piano
Choreographer
NBC
Hit the Floor
Choreographer & Co-Producer
VH1
The Voice Promo – Superbowl LII
Choreographer
Wendal Scott Reeder
Will & Grace Promos 2017, 2018
Choreographer
NBC
All American Rejects – James Corden
Choreographer
CBS
DC Comics
Choreographer
Cartoon Network
Roadies
Choreographer
Showtime
The Muppets
Choreographer
ABC
My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Pilot)
Choreographer
CBS/Showtime
HitRECord on TV! – Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Tony Danza
Choreographer
Pivot
Super Fun Night Promo
Choreographer
ABC
The X-Factor UK – Taylor Swift
Choreographer
ITV
MTV Video Music Awards – Taylor Swift
Choreographer
MTV
So You Think You Can Dance – Season 8
Choreographer
Producer: Jeff Thacker
Gossip Girl
Choreographer
CW
Zeke & Luther
Choreographer
Disney XD
Dancing with the Stars – Season 8
Guest Choreographer
ABC
Desperate Housewives Promo
Choreographer
ABC
Grey’s Anatomy Promo
Choreographer
ABC
Brit Awards – Kylie Minogue
Choreographer
ITV1
So NoTorious w/ Tori Spelling
Choreographer
VH-1
My Kind of Town – Opening Credits
Choreographer
Sony/Automatic
2003 MTV Europe Awards – Kylie Minogue
(Artistic Director
MTV
Top of The Pops, CD UK – Kylie Minogue
Choreographer
BBC
Kylie Minogue
Artistic Director
BBC
2002 Kids Choice Awards – Usher
Artistic Director
Nickelodeon
2002 Soul Train Awards – Usher
Artistic Director
WB
2001 MTV Europe Awards – Kylie Minogue
Artistic Director
MTV
Boston Public
Choreographer
Fox / David E. Kelley Prod.
1999 MTV Video Awards – Fatboy Slim
Artistic Director
MTV
Power Rangers
Choreographer
Saban Entertainment
Mad About You w/ Carol Burnett
Choreographer
David Steinberg
Mad About You - Final Episode w/ Mel Brooks
Choreographer
Gordon Hunt
Any Day Now w/ Jasmine Guy
Choreographer
Arti Mandelberg
Infinity
Choreographer
Matthew Broderick
The Tracey Ullman Show
Choreographer
James L. Brooks
Bette Midler – Kiss My Brass 2004 World Tour
Choreographer
My So Called Life
Choreographer
ABC
Mad About You
Choreographer
NBC
Music Videos
Miley Cyrus – Younger Now
Choreographer
Diane Martel
All American Rejects – Sweat & Close Your Eyes
Choreographer
Jamie Thraves
Michael Buble - Nobody But Me
Choreographer
Isaac Rentz
All American Rejects - The Beekeeper’s Daughter
Choreographer
Isaac Rentz
Sara Bareilles – Gonna Get Over You
Choreographer
Jonah Hill
Ximena – Different
Choreographer
Danielle Katvan
Sky Ferreira – Obsession
Choreographer
Marc Klasfeld
Green Day - Last of the American Girls
Choreographer
Marc Webb
Gnarls Barkley – Run
Choreographer
Happy
My Chemical Romance – Teenager
Choreographer
Marc Webb
Evanescence – Call Me When You’re Sober
Choreographer
Marc Webb
Fiona Apple – O Sailor
Choreographer
Floria Sigismondi
My Chemical Romance – Helena
Choreographer
Marc Webb
George Michael – Flawless
Choreographer
Jake Scott
Counting Crows – Accidentally In Love
Choreographer
Meiert Avis
Kylie Minogue – Chocolate
Choreographer
Dawn Shadforth
Basement Jaxx f/ JC Chasez - Plug It In
Choreographer
Traktor
Kylie Minogue - Slow
Choreographer
Bally Walsh
Dolly Parton – Gone
Choreographer
Sophie Muller
Leann Rimes – Life Goes On
Choreographer
Matthew Ralston
Amy Studt – Misfit/All You Girls
Choreographer
Sophie Muller
Paulina Rubio – The One You Love
Choreographer
Wayne Ishom
Kylie Minogue – Out of My Head
Choreographer
Dawn Shadforth
Michael Jackson – You Rock My World
Choreographer
Paul Hunter
2 Skinnee J’s – Grown Up
Choreographer
Andy Dick
Fatboy Slim – Weapon of Choice w/ Christopher Walken
Choreographer
Spike Jonze
Sophie Ellis-Bexter – Take Me Home
Choreographer
Sophie Muller
Blu Cantrell – Oops…Hit’em up
Choreographer
Wayne Isham
Usher – Pop Ya Collar
Choreographer
Big TV
Fatboy Slim - Praise You
Choreographer
Roman Coppola / Spike Jonze
Fiona Apple - Paper Bag
Choreographer
Paul Thomas Anderson
Bjork - It’s Oh so Quiet
Choreographer
Spike Jonze
Bon Jovi - Say It Isn’t So
Choreographer
Wayne Isham
Greenday - Hitchin’ A Ride
Choreographer
Mark Kohr
Mighty Mighty Bosstones – The Rascal King
Choreographer
Mark Kohr
Billy Idol - Cradle of Love
Choreographer
David Fincher
Paula Abdul - Straight Up
Choreographer
David Fincher
Commercials
Universal Studios Japan
Choreographer
Radiant Pictures
Bai Antioxident Drinks
Choreographer
Peter Martin
Toyota
Choreographer
Andreas Nilsson
AT&T “Bus”
Choreographer
Daniel Wolfe
Apple –iPhone X – Unlock
Choreographer
Furlined
Happy Socks
Choreographer
Tim Erem
Hyundai “Catch the Spirit”
Choreographer
Backyard Prod
Zelle “How Money Moves Around Town”
Choreographer
Perlorian Brothers
Heineken
Choreographer
Patrick Daughters
Ford
Choreographer
Paul Middleditch
United HealthCare
Choreographer
Brian Aldrich
Sparkling Ice
Choreographer
Baker Smith
Ruby Tuesday
Choreographer
Matt Pitroff
Jose Cuervo
Choreographer
Ringan Ledwidge
Lowes
Choreographer
Ross Shoes
Choreographer
Mirada
Carvana.com
Choreographer
Kesshann Cortez
Transunion
Choreographer
HIS
Toyota
Choreographer
RSA
Ford Super Bowl 2014
Choreographer
Danny Kleinman
Old Navy Holiday 2013
Choreographer
Roman Coppola
Geico
Choreographer
Traktor
Old Navy Fall 2013
Choreographer
Roman Coppola
Evian
Choreographer
Iconoclast
Tropicana
Choreographer
Paul Weiland
Target
Choreographer
Patrick Daughters
Bailey’s
Choreographer
Megaforce
Chase Freedom
Choreographer
MJZ
Meijer’s Department Store
Choreographer
Smuggler
Target
Choreographer
MJZ
Vitamin Water
Choreographer
Ulf Johansson
Smithfield Ham
Choreographer
Joel Peisseg
Old Navy
Choreographer
Roman Coppola
Old Navy
Choreographer
Mehdi Norowzian
Dex
Choreographer
Ace Norton
Covergirl w/ Taylor Swift
Choreographer
Stephanie Sednaoui
AT&T
Choreographer
Patrick Daughters
Mc Donald’s
Choreographer
Tony Petrosian
CVS
Choreographer
Hello and Company
Hasbro Twister
Choreographer
Safehouse
Ford Fiesta
Choreographer
Patrick Daughters
iHop
Choreographer
Sanwick Media
975L
Choreographer
Patrick Daughters
Palm Pre
Choreographer
Snorri Bros
Joe Fresh
Choreographer
Drew Lightfoot
Cadbury
Choreographer
Psyopp
US Census
Choreographer
Roman Coppola
Head & Shoulders
Choreographer
Pedro Romanyi
Campbell’s Soup
Choreographer
Happy Larry
Washington Lotto
Choreographer
Patrick Daughters
Home Goods
Choreographer
Malcom Venville
Honda Insight
Choreographer
Park PIctures
Subway
Choreographer
Gold
GE
Choreographer
Traktor
MAC Cosmetics Industrial – Mac Kitty
Choreographer
Floria Sigismondi
Maxwell House
Choreographer
Rene Villar -Rios
Target
Choreographer
Pepsi
Choreographer
Target – John Legend
Choreographer
Nathan McGinns
Mazda
Choreographer
Big TV
Joe Fresh – Holiday
Choreographer
Drew Lightfoot
Visa - Garden
Choreographer
Kinka Usher
Walkers
Choreographer
Pedro Romany
ComCast
Choreographer
Marty Granger
Joe Fresh
Choreographer
Drew Lightfoot
Burger King
Choreographer
Erich Joiner
DHL Commercial
Choreographer
Erich Joiner
Nationwide Insurance
Choreographer
Erich Joiner
Caress
Choreographer
Jamie Babbit
Bloom
Choreographer
LIL x
Halifax Bank
Choreographer
Stephane Sednaoui
Jello
Choreographer
Thomas Kloss
Target
Choreographer
Randy Roberts
Old Navy
Choreographer
Floria Sigismondi
Marshalls
Choreographer
Carolyn Chen
Tesco Cherokee
Choreographer
Pedro Romany
HP IPOD
Choreographer
Paul Hunter
Tours/Live Stage
Hit the Floor BET Experience Celebrity Basketball
Choreographer
The Muppets Take the O2
Choreographer
Tim Armstrong RockandRoll Theatre
Choreographer
Comi-Con Parade w/ David Hasselhoff
Choreographer
Kylie Minogue – X Tour
Choreographer
Spice Girls – 2007 Reunion Tour
Choreographer
Kylie Minogue – 2005 Showgirl – The Greatest Hits Tour
Choreographer
Kylie Minogue – 2006/2007 Showgirl – The Homecoming Tour
Choreographer
Bette Midler – Kiss My Brass 2004 World Tour
Choreographer
Kylie Minogue – H & M Grand Opening Shanghai
Choreographer
Bette Midler – Kiss My Brass Tourr
Choreographer
Kylie Minogue – Body Language Promo Tour
Choreographer
Kylie Minogue – Fever Promo Tour
Choreographer
Awards
2013 Professional Dancers Society Gypsy Awards Luncheon Special Award
2008 MTV Video Music Award – Best Choreography in a Music Video
Gnarls Barkley
2008 Choreography Media Honor Award – Commercial
Joe Fresh & AT&T
2007 Choreography Media Honor Award – Featured Film
JackAss 2
2007 Choreography Media Honor Award – Music Video
My Chemical Romance
2007 Choreography Media Honor Awards – Commercials
Halifax & Target
2003 American Choreography Awards – Best Choreography in a Commercial
E-Bay
2002 MTV Video Music Award – Best Choreography in a Music Video
Kylie Minogue
2001 American Choreography Awards - Best Choreography in a Commercial
Exxon
2001 American Choreography Awards – Best Choreography in a Music Video
Fatboy Slim
2001 MTV Video Music Award – Best Choreography in a Music Video
Fatboy Slim
2001 Music Video Producers Award – Best Choreography in a Music Video
Fatboy Slim
1999 MTV Video Music Award – Best Choreography in a Music Video
Fatboy Slim
1997 Bob Fosse Award - Best Choreography in Commercials
Wyndham Hotels
1997 Emmy Award Winning Episode
Mad About You
1996 MTV Video Music Award – Best Choreography in a Music Video
Bjork
1996 Music Video Producers Award – Best Choreography in a Music Video
Bjork
1996 Bob Fosse Award - Best Choreography in a Music Video
Bjork

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