Michael Garcia (he/they) born in McAllen, Texas. His early passion and ambition for dance led him to Dallas, Texas where he trained at Dance Industry Performing Arts Center and Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. He received his BFA from The Juilliard School, under the direction of Alicia Graf Mack. After graduating, Michael was deeply grateful to have performed with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago for their 44th season. He has performed works by Robert Battle, Aszure Barton, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Lar Lubovitch, Ohad Naharin and Dwight Rhoden as well as creatively with Bryan Arias, Sidra Bell, Ethan Colangelo, Shannon Gillen, Francesca Harper, Loni Landon, Andrea Miller, Jermaine Spivey and Benoit-Swan Pouffer. He has been recognized as National YoungArts Winner, Alumni of the School at Jacob’s Pillow, and performed at iconic dance spaces such as The Joyce Theater. Beyond performing, Michael has many pursuits in teaching, choreography and modeling. He has received an Outstanding Choreography award from YAGP, travelled across the United States teaching, and appeared in campaigns for Bogner, FortyFiveTen, & photographer Mark Mann. He is excited to be joining Ballet BC and the Vancouver arts community to continue to cultivate his personal artistic voice and tour the world.