Volker Michl

Description of class - Jazz:

The combination of different Jazz styles gives the participants a short
few over today's variety of modern Jazz Dance.
Volker´s class includes a technical warm up, powerful across the floor
combinations and will finally concentrate on the interpretation of
movement and music by working on short combinations.
The perfect workshop for those who want to improve their dance skills,
for those who just want to get updated and inspired and especially for
all those who just want to have fun!
This class is an advanced dance class and requires basic knowledge in
ballet and/ or modern dance.


Volker studied dance at the Ballett Academy Munich and at the Iwanson International Dance School in Munich.
He worked with numerous freelanced choreographers, was a memeber of the Iwanson Dance Company in Munich, the Laroque Dance Company in Salzburg, the Company O Vertigo Danse in Montréal and danced in several productions of the national Opera Munich and the Bregenz Opera Festival.
Being a longstanding member of the Company Stage.works, he worked with portuguese choreographer Rui Horta and in 2001 was awarded best newcoming dancer (Ballettanz) and best (portuguese) national production for the duo Pixel.
For years he danced with ex- Horta dancers Olga Cobos and Peter Mika in their spanish based company CobosMika and shot his second dance film Rugas with them- like Mareas (by Rui Horta) produced by ZDF and Arte.
In Jochen Schölch´s Das Ballhaus he was engaged as an actor, performed the dance theater productions Meetingpoint, U Turn and So far so close (by Johanna Richter) at the Schauburg Munich, was dancing in the musicals Falco meets Amadeus, Sweeney Todd and soloist in La Cage aux Folles (Gärtnerplatz Theater Munich).
Volker was assistant choreographer for the musical Ludwig2 in Füssen, for the Opera productions Rinaldo (Zurich Opera), Krol Roger (Opera Festival Bregenz and Gran Teatro del Liceu, Barcelona) and assistant dance captain during the international auditions for Stage Entertainment´s Musical production Dirty Dancing.
He choreographed theater works at the Metropoltheater München, Kammerspiele München, Residenztheater München, Kammerspiele Landshut and soprano Nadja Michael´s production Orlando Misterioso.
With Richard Wagner´s Tristan und Isolde (Zurich Opera) he choreographed his first opera, followed by Trouble in Tahiti (Staatsoper München) and Les Contes d´Hoffmann (Zurich Opera).
Volker worked with companies like Adidas, Puma, Sony, Fifa, Suzuki, Goodyear, Compaq, Wolford, La Roche, Miele, La Roche, Bauerfeind, Wella, C&A, René Lezard, Fifa, Bacardi, Bravo and was engaged as a dancer in numerous Video- and TV productions.
He is teaching contamporary Dance, Jazz and Hip Hop, is guest teacher at different companies, dance schools, at the Musical Academy München and at the Otto- Falckenberg- Schule München.