May 7, 2017
Moya Michael is a dancer, performing artist and choreographer born and raised in Johannesburg South Africa. She has danced with the likes of Akram Khan, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (Rosas), Sidi Larbi Cherkoui and Damien Jalet (Eastman), Faustin Linyekula and David Hernandez.
Moya was nominated for a best dancer award at the ‘ITS’ Festival in Holland and was awarded the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for dance at the National Arts festival in Grahamstown South Africa.
Moya currently resides in Brussels Belgium which is her base for creating her own work.
Moya has worked on commissions in India, China, Germany, South Africa and Austria. Her latest Works include ‘Darling’ in collaboration with Igor Shyshko which they still perform and ‘A_Part’ created for three talented dancers from the SEAD’s Bodhi project in Salzburg Austria. Moya is currently working on a series of solos and is aslo spearheading an open ended collaboration to take place in Pondicherry India in February, with a group of multidisciplinary artists from across the globe.
Moya is interested in ‘performing the self’ and developing projects with other artists and artistic fields and has an ongoing commitment to process, discourse and becoming.