She was a main judge of So You Think You Can Dance together with Adam Shankman and Nigel Lythgoe for season 7.She choreographed the dance sequence of "Get Happy" in Season 7 Episode 15 of the "House" episode "Bombshells".Had I read the Song Book’s introduction, I would have learned that Sacred Harp music comes from began with a brief solo by dancer Troy Ogilvie set to rippling electric guitar riffs.Ogilvie traced the center circle during a phrase of suspended movements, emphasizing the importance of the space before entering it with her hand outstretched to the sky.” starring Tovah Feldshuh, Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal, Jazz Dance Chicago, and Oslo Dance Ensemble.Her choreography has been seen off-Broadway with “If These Shoes Could Talk,” and “Fort Chaffee.” Michaels was one of many choreographers set to pay tribute to Michael Jackson at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.Michaels later revealed she left the show to participate as a choreographer for the Canadian, UK and Australian versions of SYTYCD.
Iridescent light shone through the fringe fixture and onto the marley while dancers in light pink traced geometric patterns onstage, each of them crawling backwards, heads married to the ground.
The choreography for Celine Dion’s "A New Day" by Michaels, under the direction of Franco Dragone at Caesars’ Palace in Las Vegas, has received stunning reviews. Michaels' work can be seen in the first touring show by Cirque du Soleil, Delirium, which premiered March 2006.
She has created works for numerous recording artists including Madonna, Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, Anna Vissi, and Prince.
When So You Think You Can Dance returned for its ninth season, Michaels returned to the show and choreographed the Top 20 group performance.
In 2012, Michaels choreographed for the film, Rock of Ages.