Michel Issa Rubio
Dancer, Actor
“It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer.”
– Shanna LaFleur

Michel is a professional dancer, actor, and choreographer who was born and raised in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico, and moved to Vancouver at age 10. There he studied and trained at The Actor’s Foundry under Matthew Harrison, The Arts Umbrella Professional Dance Company under Artemis Gordon, The Hollywood Summer Tour in L.A. under Menina Fortunato, and became a member of Hybrid Movement- one of Canada’s most unique freestyle crews.

Since graduating from the training programs, Michel has worked with numerous artists including PSY, Demi Lovato, The Jonas Brothers, Victoria Justice, Keke Palmer, Serena Ryder, Brandon T. Jackson, Carly Rose and many other high profile celebrities in various feature movies, television shows, music videos, commercials, award shows, companies and on Broadway.

Michel’s film credits include Camp Rock 2, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Underworld: Awakening, Bang Bang Baby, Nickelodeon’s original movies Spectacular and Rags, and the short film Rules Of The Game. TV credits include FX Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain, ABC’s Rise, CBC’s Over The Rainbow, Family Channel’s The Next Step, YTV’s Prank Patrol, and Global’s Bomb Girls. Live performances credits are The Much Music Video Awards, The 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, The Shaw Media Launch, The Contessa Awards, and Cirque Du Soleil’s “Love”, Broadway’s original production of “Rave On”.

Michel choreographed for the rap group Swollen Members who are Juno and Much Music Video Award winners, and has taught various classes and workshops in different studios and companies throughout Canada. His unique style is a fusion of Hip Hop, Popping, Breakin, Locking, Contemporary, Partnering and Salsa with a variety of tricks and flips thrown in.

Michel is very creative and passionate about his work, and hopes to inspire others to pursue their dreams without any regrets, and to always go full out.