Michelle S. Ackerman

Michelle S. Ackerman

Biography

MICHELLE S. ACKERMAN is a bachelor of arts graduate from Brigham Young University. She majored in composite dance and concurrently trained in lyric writing, composition and dramaturgy. While still a student, Michelle was hired as a full-time faculty member at Utah Valley University, where she fused her skillset to create, choreograph and direct the world champion dance team, Fire & Ice. This team performed and competed nationwide, winning 24 World Titles. Fire & Ice was featured in print, film, TV, and was honored to perform at the 2002 Winter Olympics. In 2001, Michelle was awarded the UCWDC World Title for Best Choreographer, and has since choreographed professionally for a wide range of clients including the genres of Musical Theater, Ballet and open cabaret. Michelle is also a proud longstanding member of the Dramatist Guild of America (DGA) & the Writers Guild of America (WGA).

Michelle is currently focused on producing her intriguing new work: “Sleepy Hollow, A Legendary Musical”. It is a story wherein the hunter becomes the hunted when he finds himself caught between a girl, a ghost and a legend –And must choose between losing his heart or losing his head.

Michelle has produced Sleepy Hollow through two full New York City AEA readings held at The York Theater & The Emerging Artists Theater. She also ran a successful Kickstarter campaign, raising funds to create Sleepy Hollow's professional Demo CD, produced in collaboration with Musical Director, Dominick Amendum.

Recently, Sleepy Hollow was selected from a pool of 450 applicants to compete as a finalist in the New York New Works Theater Festival. Sleepy Hollow is now in pre-production for an NYC based invitation-only industrial reading, with the intent to move to Broadway or London opening.

Michelle is also developing two new works:

THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL is a musical memoir that offers a voice to the foundling children of the streets and the anguish of those who struggled to save them.

A TAXI TALE OR YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS SH*T UP, is a 90 min one act play that tells the true story of a single mom trying her hand as a ride-share driver in NYC-- What could go wrong?

For more information on these exciting projects, or just learn more about MIchelle Ackerman, please visit: www.MichelleAckerman.com

M I C H E L L E S. A C K E R MA N
Book/Music/Lyrics/Storyteller

www.MichelleAckerman.com

Regions

  • NYC Area
  • Other US Cities

Expertise

  • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
  • Songwriter
  • Orchestrator

Instruments

  • Synth - keyboards

Software

  • Finale
  • Other

Affiliations

  • THE DRAMATISTS GUILD
  • THE WRITERS GUILD

Preferred Pronouns

  • She/Her