Mike Manson That Be Dancin'
I have worked as a dancer, choreographer and teacher, specializing in the forms of popping and Detroit Jit. In 2015, I was a featured dancer on the television program “So You Think You Can Dance”, which showcased my expertise of Jit. I was the primary choreographer of the Detroit Pistons’ dance crew D-Town.
My teaching credits include master classes at Arizona State University, the Columbia College Chicago Dance Center, and Broadway Dance Center. I have taught workshops and performed internationally in Paris, France, La Paz, Bolivia, and taught a master class for Dorrance Dance production company in Ottawa, Canada.
I am on tour with the acclaimed street dance company, Rennie Harris Puremovement. In August of 2019, I was an invited teaching artist for Rennie Harris Illadelph Legends Festival, teaching Detroit Jit. In 2020, I was awarded the Kresge Fellowship grant for my work in the visual arts, as well as winning the Joyce Foundation grant in 2022. In the summer of 2022, I was recently honored the Spirit of Detroit award for my dance accomplishments.