Michel Beirouthy

Michel Beirouthy

Aka 'Mish'

Dance Style
I teach Urban Choreography. My choreography is a melting pot of all the dance styles I have encountered in my training and work as a dancer both in Australia and abroad. These include hip-hop (all styles), popping, locking, house, african, dance hall, jazz and lyrical. My vast dance experience, my travels, as well my training inspire dance routines which utilise all these styles along with clean lines, hard-hitting shapes contrasted with soft fluidity.

Dance Background

Bopping around and mimicking movement from 90's music videos was a humble but notable start to my dance life. I was hooked. Many a school lunch breaks were spent with other kids who danced and played music, exchanging ideas, learning and choreographing for talent shows.

It wasn't until 2007 when a friend introduced me to dance classes in Sydney. I'd take several classes a week from some of the best instructors our city had to offer. Wanting to push myself further I travelled to NYC where I trained at Broadway Dance Centre, challenging myself to learn from all styles of dance.

In 2009 I commenced my work as a dance instructor at various studios in Sydney before being invited to take a teaching contract in Taiwan alongside their most esteemed choreographers. Whilst there I worked on a myriad of projects from music videos, TV shows and live performances as well as frequent trips to Hong Kong where I taught workshops for dancers working in Disneyland.

In 2011 I moved to LA where I continued my training and pursued my career as a dancer and choreographer, working with some of amazing dancers and choreographers, incredible artists and iconic venues. Now back in Sydney I'm excited to share my wealth of knowledge through my dance classes.

Top 3 Career Achievements

  • Featured Dancer for JLo - On The Floor
  • Assist Performance Consultant - The Voice USA
  • Assist. Choreographer - So You Think You Can Dance Australia

Philosophy in Dance
A step without intention is just a step. Connect with the music. Switch on. Follow through. Go full out, you can always dial it back if needed.

What do you want your students to get out of your class?
I want for people to leave inspired. To feel like they have learned something new. That they have been challenged. I want people to come through my class and feel like they are growing as a dancer, a performer and as a person.

Website: www.iammish.com
Facebook: /michelbeirouthy

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