Michael Rosales returns to Crown as Movement Choreographer. In this role, he teaches dance fundamentals and choreographs dance and movement for the entire Crown Corps.
Joining the Brass and Percussion, the Crown Guard is back after three months of winter guard competitions. A large number of veteran performers have returned to audition for the Crown Guard at this weekend's final camp before Spring Training. Vets, combined with new auditionees, many with several years of DCI and WGI guard experience, are vying for just 40 spots.
Friday night for the guard at the April camp is usually reserved for dance, and last night was no exception. Michael Rosales began his session with the guard working on movement basics before teaching them a short dance piece. They'll be required to perform this choreography at the final auditions Sunday morning.
On Saturday, Michael spent the afternoon with the brass, helping to hone their skills in the fundamentals of body movement and dance.
Crown was recognized as tops at DCI Championships last year in overall general effect, in no small part due to Michael and his choreography. As fans watched Crown perform Inferno, they saw the members play a complex musical show, all the while creating emotional effect with contemporary body and dance movement. This was certainly no easy feat.
Fans can expect to see more of this type of dance and movement in this year's production, as Michael will again choreograph the dance and body movement.
Part of the Crown visual team since 2012, Michael Rosales was Born in Manila, Philippines, moving to San Francisco at the age of nine. There, he trained and danced with several local San Francisco Bay Area groups. His experience in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Hip-Hop, Latin Jazz and Color Guard makes him one of the most sought after choreographers in the country.
Michael has danced for recording artists such as Ricky Martin, Deborah Cox, Brooke Hogan, Wisin y Yandel, Ivy Queen , Gloria Trevy, and Macy Gray. He also performed on the National and International Tour of the Tony and Emmy award winning group BLAST, and was a feature performer in a new show called CYBERJAM in London where he was the assistant choreographer.
In addition to performing in the United States, Michael has performed in Europe and Asia and appeared in the 2005 Blockbuster movie RENT, as well as the Latin Billboard Awards, Latin Grammy’s Celebration and the Latin Teen Choice Awards. He has also taught classes at the San Francisco Dance Center, Miami City Ballet, University of Houston, North Carolina State University, Pepperdine University, University of Miami, UC Berkeley, Moving People Dance Company in Santa Fe and several different studios throughout the country.
A resident of Miami, FL, Michael has produced and choreographed shows for Busch Gardens in Florida, Sea World in Texas, the FED EX Orange Bowl Halftime Show, The University of Houston and was the Head Coach of the University of Miami Hurricanettes Dance Line. In Miami, Michael is a co-founder of TAE Talent Agency which cast dancers for the blockbuster films Step Up 4 and Rock of Ages.
Michael was a member of the Concord Blue Devils, Fantasia of Riverside and San Jose Raiders. He has worked with Braddock Independent World, the Bluecoats Drum Corp and Color Guard, Cadets Color Guard, Stoneman Douglas World, FIU Performance Ensemble and West Broward High School Color Guard among other groups. Michael was also a Gold Medal recipient of the 1998 as well as the 2000 Winterguard International World Championships.