Moya Michael is a dancer, performer and choreographer born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. She has danced with the likes of Akram Khan, Gregory Maqoma, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (Rosas), Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet (Eastman), Faustin Linyekula, David Hernandez, and Mårten Spångberg and Jin Xing. Moya currently resides in Brussels, which is her base for creating her own work.
Moya has worked on commissions in various parts of the world including China, India, South Africa. Her latest works include a series of solos Coloured Swans where the first and second part premiered in Brussels in November 2018 and the third part Harriets Remix premiered in September 2020. Furthermore, Moya has spearheaded an open-ended collaboration in Pondicherry, India, with a group of multidisciplinary artists from across the globe.
Moya is interested in ‘performing the self’ and developing projects with other artists and artistic fields. She has an ongoing commitment to process and discourse. She continues to evolve as a creative maker of live performance. It is in this manner that she has established a working relationship with KVS (The Royal Flemish Theatre in Brussels) as one of their artists. As a skilled performer, Moya is interested in all forms of expression and identity with the use of mixed mediums.
As a member of the collective Dancing at the Crossroads (As We Walk), Cecilia Lisa Eliceche has been one of the house artists of workspacebrussels from January 2021 until April 2023.