Michelle Johnston

Dancer, Choreographer, Singer
Michelle Johnston rose up the ranks from chorus gypsy to choreographer of film and TV and featured performer herself. She got her first break in 1982 as a dancer in "One From the Heart," directed by Francis Ford ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1964

Filmography

Actor (17)

Hell's Kitchen 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Southpaw 2015 (Movie)

Mrs. Doyle (Actor)

Tony Bennett: An American Classic 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Chicago 2002 (Movie)

Female Dancer (Actor)

Jack & Jill 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Odd Couple II 1998 (Movie)

Bridesmaid (Actor)

Grumpier Old Men 1995 (Movie)

Sears Salesman (Actor)

Showgirls 1995 (Movie)

Gay Carpenter (Actor)

California Casanova 1991 (Movie)

Laura (Actor)

Shout 1991 (Movie)

Loretta (Actor)

Dick Tracy 1990 (Movie)

Dancer (Actor)

Opportunity Knocks 1990 (Movie)

Club Singer (Actor)

Dance to Win 1989 (Movie)

5th Street Dancer (Actor)

A Chorus Line 1985 (Movie)

Bebe Benson (Actor)

Staying Alive 1983 (Movie)

Dancer (Actor)

Gleason (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (3)

A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Another Cinderella Story 2007 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Ruby 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Associate Producer
Director (1)
Wardrobe, Hair & Makeup (1)

Papa's Angels (TV Show)

Set Costumer
Other (19)

Gangster Squad 2013 (Movie)

(Choreographer)

Tron: Legacy 2010 (Movie)

(Choreographer)

When in Rome 2010 (Movie)

(Choreographer)

My Best Friend's Girl 2008 (Movie)

(Choreographer)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008 (Movie)

(Choreographer)

Another Cinderella Story 2007 (Movie)

(Choreographer)

The Break-Up 2006 (Movie)

(Choreographer)

American Dreams 1998 - 2001, 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Choreographer

A Cinderella Story 2004 (Movie)

(Choreographer)

Caroline in the City 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Choreographer

The Awful Truth 1998 - 2001 (TV Show)

Research

The Odd Couple II 1998 (Movie)

choreography (Choreographer)

Getting Even With Dad 1994 (Movie)

(Choreographer)

Great Scott! 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Choreographer

Article 99 1992 (Movie)

(Choreographer)

Shout 1991 (Movie)

choreography (Choreographer)

Dead Right 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Choreographer

My Brother's Keeper 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Choreographer

Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure (TV Show)

Choreographer

Biography

Michelle Johnston rose up the ranks from chorus gypsy to choreographer of film and TV and featured performer herself. She got her first break in 1982 as a dancer in "One From the Heart," directed by Francis Ford Coppola, and then danced with John Travolta in "Staying Alive" (1983). Two years later, she was chosen by choreographer Jeffrey Hornaday as a dancer in "A Chorus Line," directed by Sir Richard Attenborough. Johnston became Bebe Benson, singing "At the Ballet," and also assisted Hornaday on the film. She went on to become Hornaday's assistant choreographer on Madonna's "Who's That Girl?" world tour, on the Michael Jackson film, "Captain EO," and on various music videos. Johnston then assisted Hornaday on "Dick Tracy," and danced in the film as well. She began choreographing on her own with an episode of "Tales From the Crypt" in 1990, and, when Hornaday was chosen to direct "Shout!," a John Travolta vehicle, he gave Johnston the nod to choreograph the film on her own -- the plot offered the story of a fugitive hired as a music teacher in a Texas town. Johnston went on to choreograph an episode of "Great Scott!" on Fox in 1992, as well as the Ray Liotta film, "Article 99" that same year. Also a singer as well as a dancer, Johnston was a mere 17 years old when she toured Japan performing and choreographing a stage show. Hornaday has directed her in a music video, "Here Comes My Baby," and she has performed in "Showgirls," the 1995 movie, and, that same year, made a straight comic performance as a Sears salesperson in "Grumpier Old Men."

Relationships

Wanda Johnston

Mother

Milestones

1995

Acted and danced in "Showgirls"

1991

Choreographed first feature film, "Shout!"

1990

Choreographed "Tales From the Crypt" episode

1985

Sang "At the Ballet" in film version of "A Chorus Line"; began association with Jeffrey Hornaday

1982

Made film debut as dancer in "One From the Heart"; went to Japan to choreograph shows

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