Michelle M. Alves






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.


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



 Dir: Moisés Kaufman



 West Side Story






 West Side Story




 Dir: Carl Rajotte

 Chor: Carl Rajotte




 Dir: Paula Sloan

 Chor: Paula Sloan




 Dir: Carl Rajotte

 Chor: Carl Rajotte




 Dir: Miguel Rosa-Lopez

 Chor: Michelle Alves




 Chor: Waldo Gonzalez




 Dir: Miguel Rosa-Lopez

 Chor: Danny Lugo/ Michelle Alves





Fina / Carmen us







Turn Back O' Man











Dynamite/ Lorraine





Little Inez/ Dynamite
















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


Ricky Martin


The Black Eyed Peas


Nelly Furado






Enrique Iglesias


Paulina Rubio




Luis Fonsi


Daddy Yankee


Victor Manuelle


David Bisbal


Ednita Nazario


Olga Tañón


Juan Luis Guerra















Dancer & Assist Choreographer
















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 & Assist Choreographer


Dancer & Assist Choreographer




Dancer & Assist Choreographer


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




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



Norwill Fragoso, Axel Serrant, Daniel Irizarry

Special Skills


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


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


West Side Story National Tour 2012-2013 interviews


El Nuevo Día

Fans Share

Atomic Downtown

Mundo Hispánico


"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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