Skip to main content

Michel Briand

Backstage Studio: Michel Briand in dance pose

Briand is a freelance contemporary and commercial stage dancer and dance teacher. He studied dance at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD) in Austria, at the London Contemporary Dance School - The Place in Great Britain and at the Tisch School of the Arts - New York University in the USA. Further training in commercial dance followed in Zurich, Paris, London, Berlin and New York City. Michel has been working for the Zurich Opera House, Arthur Kuggeleyn, Tiziana Cocca, Nadine Imboden, Grazia Covre and the German TV Ballet (Carla Oya, Agata Boguslawska, Ludwig Mond) since 2017. The canton of Valais nominated Michel as a young artist in 2018 and he received an artist residency in Berlin for 6 months in 2020. In addition to his work as a stage dancer, Michel teaches contemporary and commercial stage dance.