MIKE TYUS

WITH SPECIAL GUEST, KAYLA LEIGH
PERFORMING ARTIST, CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

Mike Tyus is a performing artist specializing in dance theater and acrobatics and is currently performing with Cirque Du Soleil. Mike is a firm believer that art expresses that which we feel but cannot say and that story-telling and the practice of creation are ingrained in our DNA. He began training in dance, at the age of 11, after being prescribed dance as physical therapy following reconstructive leg surgery, Mike found his passion. He soon began performing and choreographing for a company called Urban Poets Dance Theater. Finding his personal sense of artistry unexpectedly lead him to work for Cirque Du Soleil and Pilobolus Dance Theater. There he was able to hone his skills in directing while co-creating company repertoire that is still performed today. He finds great satisfaction in guiding the next generation of artistic athletes and is happy to be a part of the F L I G H T AcroDance Faculty!