Mike Gamble (US - Philadelphia/Los Angeles) - comes from a varied background in education, style/genre and performance formats, mixing street with technique and company/theatre with commercial. He has a diverse dance background training including West African, Hip Hop, Modern, Jazz, House and Breaking. Mike was a dance minor at Drexel University, has guest performed with Gwendolyn Bye and Dance Del Bello dance companies, was a company member of the Dunham-based Marshall Dance Company, and was active in the LA commercial industry performing in and choreographing television, music videos and commercials including work with artists such as Leela James, Chris Cornell, Panic! At The Disco, R. Kelly and India Arie and with companies including Target, Nike, Apple/iPod and Reebok.
He has since been choreographing and performing throughout Scandinavia and teaching around the world. He returned to the stage in 2013-2014 performing in the Gothenburg Opera production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, followed by the musical HAIRSPRAY at Tivoli in Copenhagen, a double show season at Malmo Opera in the European premiere productions of KINKY BOOTS and IF/THEN (Tänk Om) and soon returning to Copenhagen for Det Ny Teater's spring 2018 production of the hit musical BOOK OF MORMON.
"My style has been described as "Athletic" because I'm full of energy and so is my movement. I see dance as a relationship between the music, the choreographer, the dancer and the audience with a message – my message is to LIVE!! To communicate this relationship I use three components MUSICALITY (Mind), FIGURE (Body) & PERFORMANCE (Soul) to break away thru the traditional form and technique, dirtying it up and extending it with personal flavor."