Mike - Danslärare
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How often do you find an instructor/ choreographer that actually teaches and focuses on listening to the music and performing with energy instead of relying on counts and just dosing out choreography? It's a rare find, but that's what you get (and more) in class with MIKE GAMBLE every time!
Originally from Hartford, CT, Mike hails from Philadelphia, PA where he garnered most of his training in West African, Hip Hop, Modern, Jazz, House, Breaking and Capoeira. While in Philadelphia he guest performed with Gwendolyn Bye and Dance Del Bello dance companies, choreographed for the Drexel University Dance Ensemble and Dance Team, and was an original founding member of FLOMotion, an international Hip Hop dance company, while also maintaining a career in Marketing and Special Events. In the summer of 2000, Mike made dance history becoming the first (and only) male to complete the final cuts of the Philadelphia 76ers Dance Team.
Mike moved to Los Angeles in 2003 and quickly became active in the commercial industry performing (dancing, acting and modeling) in music videos and commercials including work with artists Leela James, Chris Cornell and India Arie and companies including Target, Nike, Apple/iPod and Reebok. He has also produced, choreographed and directed burlesque companies whom have performed in and around Los Angeles, Reno, Laughlin and Las Vegas and with artists including Panic! At the Disco and R. Kelly, as well as companies including SPIKE TV and Trashy Lingerie.
While he continues to enjoy being in front of the camera, Mike is focusing his talents behind the scenes in production and education through the arts, having choreographed an Emmy-nominated children’s television program, producing and choreographing numerous events & shows, while also co-founding and running an international management agency with his long-time close friend/former agent whom herself was one of the top agents at the top two dance agencies in New York & Los Angeles. His passion for spreading knowledge and the joy of dance has taken him on an international journey as he relocated in September 2009 to Gothenburg, Sweden where he is currently teaching master classes, workshops and daily classes as well as throughout Scandinavia, Europe and around the world, continuing to share his gift of inspiration and dance.
Autumn 2016 he will be teaching at Malmö Dansakademi since he is also a musical artist and dancer in the musicals ”If/Then” and ”Kinky Boots” at Malmö Opera!
"My purpose in life is to inspire other people and I'm doing it one performance, one dance and one student at a time." - Mike Gamble