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Michael Mizerany Bio

Michael Mizerany


Michael Mizerany is the artistic director for Compulsion Dance & Theater.  He moved to San Diego to join Malashock Dance and served as its Associate Artistic Director until 2013.  Michael conceived and directed the popular dance series Hot Guys Dancing and conceived and directed Malashock/RAW from 2010-2013. Recently, he premiered a new cabaret series, In The VaVaVoom Room, at Diversionary Theatre. Michael has choreographed extensively, including Altar Boyz, (Noah Longton Productions), Dooley, Divine Sister, Miss Kitty’s Wild West Revue, Scrooge In Rouge, Thrill Me, Bare:  A Pop Opera and A New Brain (Diversionary Theatre), Chicago: A Speakeasy Cabaret, Grey Gardens and Ass, or A Midsummer Night’s Fever (Ion Theatre), Carnvial! and Suds (The Coronado Playhouse), Spring Awakening (Cygnet Theatre), The Full Monty (New Village Arts), Trolley Dances (SDDT), Rent (Southwestern College), West Side Story (J*Company) and Threepenny Opera (UCSD). Michael has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the LA Stage Scene Award for Outstanding Choreography for Altar Boyz, Bare: A Pop Opera and A New Brain, The Blue Ribbon Choreography Award for Suds and the Bravo San Diego Award for Outstanding Choreographer of 2012 (Desperate Love, Altar Boyz) and recently received a 2015 nomination for his contemporary work Man Clan. He was nominated for a Craig Noel Theater Award for Outstanding Choreography for Dooley (2011), Altar Boyz (2012) and Spring Awakening and Bare: A Pop Opera (2014). Most recently, he was nominated for a National Youth Arts Award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography for West Side Story.  Also, his 10-minute play, 20 Minutes and Counting, received a staged reading at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre.

Posted at March 5th, 2016 by Whitney Laurent.