Michael Galen is a versatile freestyle dancer, teacher, and choreographer based in Portland, OR. Specializing in various street and club dance styles, he has trained, battled, performed, and taught all over the west coast and Brazil. He currently teaches at PCC, as well as numerous Portland after-school programs. Film work includes: Portlandia, PUSH educational music video, Microsoft Zune commercial, and more. Expanding from hip hop, Michael has studied many styles of the African Diaspora, including: Afro-cuban, Afro-Brazilian, and a variety of West African styles. While in Brazil, he trained Silvestre Technique with the creator, Rosangela Silvestre, and Vera Passos. Silvestre is a modern technique fusing Afro-Brazilian spiritual movements and concepts with western classical techniques. Michael currently loves dancing and choreographing with Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater.