Originally from Mississauga, Canada, Andrew Mikhaiel joined Ballets Jazz Montréal in 2017 as a dancer where he continues to tour nationally and internationally. Prior to joining the company, Andrew earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in ballet at Marymount Manhattan College, under the direction of Katie Langan. While in NYC, Andrew directed and organized a dance outreach program for NYC public schools, serving 240 3rd-5th graders. While touring with Ballets Jazz Montréal, Andrew has taught master classes across Canada, the United States, Finland, France, Germany, Brazil, Spain, Italy, and Israel. He has been a faculty member for BJM_360, NYCDA’s Winter Contemporary Intensive, Candance Competition, Rutherford Movement Exchange, and Northern Movement as well as a guest teacher at Steps on Broadway. He is also a member of the British Association of Teachers of Dancing (B.A.T.D).
As a result of his work ethic, team spirit, and dedication, he became the company’s Artistic Coordinator in 2020. In this role, he provides support to the Artistic Director and the entire artistic team while also contributing to the development, planning, and organization of the company’s various artistic activities such as BJM_360, the annual auditions, Alors, On Danse, and open classes with the company.