Misha Gabriel was born in Florida. He was drawn to the art of dance through his mother, a Romanian ballet dancer.
At that time she had a little ballet school with 20 students. After the family moved to Denver she opened a bigger studio named “Soul Motion” where Misha worked as Co-Principal and taught Hip Hop classes.
He started taking class in lyrical, jazz, modern and hip hop. His great inspiration and mentors were dance choreographers and teachers like Brian Friedman and Marty Kudelka. He competed at various contests and in 2004 he got his first big chance. Misha and two of his friends competed at Brian Friedman’s “Bee Free” Convention in Denver. Friedman chose all 3 of them to dance at Aaron Carter’s “Juke Box” tour.
Ever since, Misha Gabriel is no stranger to the industry anymore. He has worked with numerous artists such as: Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, The Pussycat Dolls, Hilary Duff, John Legend, Kylie Minogue, Justin Timberlake and Omarion.
His major breakthrough in his career was, when he was selected as a principal dancer for Michael Jackson’s This Is It concerts and was set to perform in all 50 shows scheduled for the O2 Arena in London, England. The concerts were canceled 18 days before the dancers were set to travel to London due to Michael Jackson’s death. But Misha was subsequently featured along with the 10 other dancers in the concerts’ behind the scenes film, Michael Jackson’s This Is It.
Another visible success for Misha was when he appeared in a major role, as Eddie, Sean (Ryan Guzman’s) best friend, in the film Step Up: Revolution (2012) and Step Up: All In (2014).
Misha Gabriel is definitely one of the most talented dancers you can find on this planet and we are proud that he has been part of the beat Camp Family ever since the beginning.