Learn Misha’s hip-hop choreography that is featured in a commercial-style music video. From start to finish, check out the process of rehearsing in the studio to executing a camera-ready performance!
Misha Gabriel is one of the entertainment industry’s most sought-after performers and choreographers. His career began on tour with Aaron Carter at age 16, and he quickly gained notoriety as one of Janet Jackson’s featured performers over the next three years in TV appearances, videos, and live performances. Misha has worked with other artists, including Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Pharrell, Christina Aguilera, Kylie Minogue, John Legend, and many more. His TV credits include The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Today Show, The Voice, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and more. Misha was scheduled to perform in Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” tour, and can also be seen featured dancing for Michael in the This Is It documentary.
Misha continued in the film industry with roles in Footloose, The Muppets, Center Stage, and more. In 2012, Misha was featured in a starring role in Step Up: Revolution and reprised his role in Step Up: All In in 2014. His choreography has been featured in Justin Timberlake’s “20/20 Experience” and “FutureSex/LoveShow” tours, The Pussycat Dolls’ “Domination” tour, Hilary Duff’s “Dignity” tour, and Cheryl Cole’s “A Million Lights” tour. He has also choreographed for So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, The X-Factor, and the American Music Awards. Recently, Misha received a World Choreography Award for Best Choreography in a music video for Mark Ballas’ debut music video in 2015.
01: Commercial Dance - Interview
Meet Misha Gabriel, who will be leading you through this course on commercial dance. Misha will teach over two minutes of choreography in four sections, culminating in a music video at the end.
02: Commercial Dance - Combo Part 1
Learn the first four eights of Misha’s commercial dance combo. You’ll work through intricately styled moves at a quick pace, so don’t forget that you can rewind at any time.
03: Commercial Dance - Combo Part 2
Misha continues to prepare you for the industry standard pace with the second section of his commercial dance choreography. Incorporate gestures, grooves, and floorwork in this part of the combo.
04: Commercial Dance - Combo Part 3
Add four more eights of Misha’s choreography to his commercial dance combo, getting more familiar with the musicality as you master some more intricate footwork.
05: Commercial Dance - Combo Part 4
Learn the last section of Misha’s commercial dance combo, so you can combine all four sections for the full effect. Impressive floorwork will push your skills to the next level.
06: Commercial Dance - Music Video
Now that you’ve learned it, check out the choreography in action with Misha’s music video. See what the final product looks like after taking part in the process.