Michael Watts is a multidisciplinary artist in performing, visual and computational mediums and is based in Montreal. A former soccer player, he trained independently as a dancer and then toured internationally with Dave St.Pierre, Eastman-Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, T.r.a.s.h. Dance/Performance Group, Animals of Distinction/Godspeed You Black Emperor. Michael has been a guest teacher internationally and within Canada, notably at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp, l'École Supérieur de Ballet du Québec and has also become a choreographer in the Montreal circus scene where he has collaborated with Les 7 Doigts de la Main. He is an artistic councillor at the National Circus School of Canada where he coaches future circus artists and directs creation projects.