Michelle M. Alves

DANCER.

SINGER.

ACTRESS.

CHOREOGRAPHER.

BIO

Michelle Alves is a dancer, singer, actress and choreographer born and raised in Puerto Rico. She started her professional dancer career at the early age of 16 traveling around the world with the World Salsa Congress and many Latin-American singers. Had the privilege to work as a dancer, choreographer and assistant choreographer in very important award shows performing with recognized celebrities like The Black Eyed Peas, Pitbull, Nelly Furtado and Ricky Martin among others, and at the same time working in many local and regional theatre productions.

 

Michelle graduated from Sacred Heart University in San Juan, PR in 2004. In 2011, after 12 years as a commercial dancer, Michelle moved to New York to focus on her true passion and live her dream. In 2012 Michelle got her first National Tour playing her dream role as the energetic and vivacious Anita in the unforgettable masterpiece West Side Story (2012-2014) in which was recognized as Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Touring Company) by Broadway World Pantages Theatre, LA. In summer 2015, Michelle became a proud member of the Actor's Equity Association.

RESUME

Michelle M. Alves

Height: 5'2

Weight: 118 lbs

Voice: Mezzo Soprano/ Alto/ Belt G- high A

Hair: Light Brown

Eyes: Brown

 

AEA member

Musical Theatre

 West Side Story National Tour

 Dir: David Saint

 Chor: Jerome Robbins/ Joey McKneely

 

 Carmen

 Dir: Moisés Kaufman

 

 

 West Side Story

 

 

 Godspell

 

 

 West Side Story

 

 

 Chicago 

 Dir: Carl Rajotte

 Chor: Carl Rajotte

 

 

 Hairspray

 Dir: Paula Sloan

 Chor: Paula Sloan

 

 

 Hairspray

 Dir: Carl Rajotte

 Chor: Carl Rajotte

 

 

 Nine

 Dir: Miguel Rosa-Lopez

 Chor: Michelle Alves

 

 

 Hair 

 Chor: Waldo Gonzalez

 

 

 Rent

 Dir: Miguel Rosa-Lopez

 Chor: Danny Lugo/ Michelle Alves

Anita

 

 

 

Fina / Carmen us

 

 

 

Anita

 

 

Turn Back O' Man

 

 

Anita

 

 

June

 

 

 

 

Dynamite/ Lorraine

 

 

 

 

Little Inez/ Dynamite

 

 

 

 

Anabella

 

 

 

 

Dionne

 

 

 

 

Ensemble

Troika Entertainment

 

 

 

Olney Theatre, MD

 

 

 

Lamb's Player Theatre, CA

 

 

The Palace Theatre, NH

 

 

The Palace Theatre, NH

 

 

The Palace Theatre, NH

 

 

 

 

Jersey Shore Entertainment

 

 

 

 

The Palace Theatre, NH

 

 

 

 

Arts Productions, PR

 

 

 

 

Viota Productions, PR

Dir: Yinoelle Colon

 

 

 

Arts Productions, PR

Dance

Ricky Martin

 

The Black Eyed Peas

 

Nelly Furado

 

Pitbull

 

Shakira

 

Enrique Iglesias

 

Paulina Rubio

 

Chayanne

 

Luis Fonsi

 

Daddy Yankee

 

Victor Manuelle

 

David Bisbal

 

Ednita Nazario

 

Olga Tañón

 

Juan Luis Guerra

Dancer

 

Dancer

 

Dancer

 

Dancer

 

Dancer

 

Dancer

 

Dancer

 

Dancer & Assist Choreographer

 

Dancer

 

Dancer

 

Dancer

 

Dancer

 

Dancer

 

Dancer

 

Dancer

Film

Dirty Dancing 2: Havana Nights

Starring: Diego Luna & Romola Garai

Dir: Guy Ferland

Chor: JoAnn Fregalette Jansen

 

 

Feel The Noise

Starring: Omarion

Dir: Alejandro Chomski

Chor: Pedro Aviles

Cuban Bar Dancer

(Rosa Negra)

 

 

 

 

Dancer (Dance Club Battle)

 

 

Miramax Entertainment

 

 

 

 

 

Tristar Films

Live Performances / Videos

Latin Billboard Awards

 

Latin Grammy Awards

 

ESPN Awards

 

People Awards

 

Premios Lo Nuestro

 

World Salsa Congress

 

Salsa & Hustle Congress

 

Luis Fonsi DVD Concert

Dancer & Choreographer

 

Dancer & Assist Choreographer

 

Dancer

 

Dancer

 

Dancer & Assist Choreographer

 

Dancer & Assist Choreographer

 

Dancer

 

Dancer & Assist Choreographer

Training

Dance (Jazz, Street Jazz, Hip Hop, Salsa, Chacha, Mambo, Cuban Rumba, Hustle, Tap)

 

Broadway Dance Center: Joshua Bergasse, David Marquez, Jason Marquette, Cecilia Marta, Sheila Barker, Maria Torres, Germaine  Salsberg, Murakami, Luam, Raphsody

 

Dance Manhattan: Angel Ortiz

 

Dance Times Square: Tony Meredith & Melanie Lapatin's

 

Rhythms Dance Studio: Danny Lugo, Tamara Livolsi, Tito Ortos, Laura Valentin

 

 

Voice

Bettina Sheppard, Michelle Sotomayor, Edmanuel Gonzalez, Jo-Anne Herrero

 

Acting

Norwill Fragoso, Axel Serrant, Daniel Irizarry

Special Skills

 

Fluent Spanish and English, drivers license, US passport, cartoonist and portrait artist, works well with children

NEWS

June 2015

Michelle is more than happy and delighted to announce that in summer 2015 she proudly joined the wonderful Actor's Equity Association family!

West Side Story National Tour 2013-2014 interviews

Playbill

West Side Story National Tour 2012-2013 interviews

Playbill

El Nuevo Día

Fans Share

Atomic Downtown

Mundo Hispánico

Reviews

"Michelle Alves as Anita sometimes stole the show. She exemplifies the talents required of everyone in this production, great dancing, acting ability and a strong vocal range. Her 'America' was quirky, offbeat and rhythmically exciting and her duet with Maria in "A boy like that" was one of the high points of the evening."

 

- Portland Press Herald

"Michelle Alves, as Anita, steals the show. With just the right amount of swagger and attitude as Bernardo's girlfriend, her acting was exemplary and her dancing during the dance at the gym was electric."

 

 

 

- The Examiner, Atlanta

"A word here about Michelle Alves who plays Anita: Not taking anything away from the rest of the cast, but if any of the performers steals the show, it is Alves. I dare to say that Rita Moreno, who famously and fabulously played Anita in the movie, would give a healthy thumbs up."

 

 

- ATL INSIDER, Atlanta

"Anita, played by Michelle Alves, is stupendous! She gives an exciting new freshness to the role in this production that you will endeared to. Her sassiness will make you smile, and her deep angst and trouble make you deeply feel for her on stage. Vocally, her Anita is unmatched and her characterization is spot-on."

 

 

- PEGASUS NEWS, Dallas Forth Worth

"The strongest moments in the show came from Michelle Alves' Anita who displayed tremendous range and refreshing honesty. She seemed authentic and was brilliant in both the "A boy like that" and Rape at Doc's Drugstore scenes. She approached the material with sense of "real" and was riveting. Her playfulness and sense of humor in the lighter scenes helped to lift them, without wandering over into' situation comedy land."

 

-Broadwayworld.com, Los Angeles

"One of the evening's strongest performances-Michelle Alves as Anita. She also strongly resembles to Rita Moreno, who played the role in the 1961 film. Alves worked passion and compassion into nearly every dance move made, every song and line uttered."

 

 

 

-Courier Journal, Kentucky

"However, Michelle Alves (Anita) who was born and raised in Puerto Rico, infuses every scene she's in with passion and fire. Her voice is rich, her acting is powerful, and her dancing is top-notch."

 

 

-Broadwayworld.com, Los Angeles

"Kudos for authenticity go to Michelle Alves whose Anita might rival the likes of Chita Rivera and Rita Moreno in their day. Her facial expressions, boundless energy and hot temperament anchors every scene she's in. You can't not watch her."

 

 

-Tony Curulla, Syracause

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