Miriam Nelson is a dancer and choreographer who has directed and choreographed the film, television and live entertainment of our lives.

 

After a promising start on Broadway, Miriam traveled to Hollywood to dance with the stars and even - dance FOR the stars. Sometimes referred to the Marni Nixon of dance, Miriam has enjoyed a career behind some of our favorite dance memories - and only insiders really knew about it.


In her new book, "My Life Dancing With the Stars", Miriam tells many a story of working with Hollywood A-listers through the years (
Julie Andrews, Ingrid Bergman, Doris Day, Bette Davis, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly, Dean Martin, and Walt Disney to name a few) as well as tales of their friendships and behind the scenes at the studios.

 

Miriam's work ranges from creating and staging night club acts for legendary stars as Carol Channing, Ann Miller, Barbara Eden, Howard Keel, (and more), to choreographing for the Academy Awards ceremony twice and the live broadcast of opening day at Disneyland Park.

 

Miriam is still active in the dance community and as she taps into 90 years old, she can still tap with the best of them.