Michael Rooney is one of the most innovative and influential Choreographers of all time. With his vast experience in film, TV, commercials and music videos, Michael Rooney has clearly left his stamp in the entertainment industry. He approaches each job with the craftsmanship of a tailor, designing his choreography to suit each individual project. His work can be seen in movies such as DORA THE EXPLORER, The iconic dance scene in 500 Days of Summer starring Joseph Gordon Levitt, the hit smash Disney film THE MUPPET MOVIE, starring Amy Adams and Jason Segel, and the soon to be released musical comedy number for JACKASS 4 starring Johnny Knoxville. He has also stepped up to the challenge by incorporating choreography on CGI films such as SHREK 4 and THE JUNGLE BOOK.
In the Television genre, 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. His vast experience can be seen in numerous TV Shows, including the hit dance drama HIT THE FLOOR, where he choreographed over 200 dance sequences spanning throughout four successful seasons. He also served as the Co Producer of the show. He was also asked to come aboard and choreograph the pilot for MY CRAZY EX GIRLFRIEND and has been a part of numerous reality TV competitions such as DANCING WITH THE STARS, SYTYCD, THE VOICE and more.
In Michael’s own words, “Each job I have worked on in the past has been different. Ad agencies are always looking for the latest trend and I am lucky I have had the opportunity to add my Midas touch over a hundred times for spots including Universal Studios Japan, iPhone X, Old Navy, Carvana, Toyota, Geico, Samsung, Evian, and a show-stopping dance Burger King Halftime show commercial.
In the music video world, Michael Rooney is no stranger. His plethora of work has garnered him five different MTV VMA wins for best choreography. Michael has worked with artists such as Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Bjork, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey and George Michael to name a few. He has choreographed over 60 dance numbers for international pop sensation Kylie Minogue, including hit song CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD. Michael has collaborated side by side with Directors such as Spike Jonze, Paul Thomas Anderson and David Fincher. Michaels personal favorite music video moment would be Christopher Walken dancing in Fatboy Slims WEAPON OF CHOICE.
Michael is excited to keep furthering his artistic endeavors working with Lisa Coppola and the Go 2 Talent agency.