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Michał Piróg

Michał Piróg

Michał Piróg is a modern dance performer, choreographer and TV personality.

Born in Kielce, Poland, he studied humanities and theatre, followed by philosophy at the Jagiellonian University.

Michał has worked in the theatre as a dancer since the age of nineteen when he made his debut in the role of drug addict in a ballet performance of "To Be or take in”, directed by Peter Galiński.

He is known as an artist with a strong social conscience and has long supported the cause of the Jewish community in Poland.  Michał became noteworthy for his commitment against discrimi-nation and for bringing many related issues out into the public domain.

As a modern dancer performer and choreographer he works in the areas such as modern jazz, contemporary dance and funky jazz. He works closely with theatres in Poland, France, Belgium, and Switzerland.

He became a television personality in Poland as a jury in the "You can dance - po prostu tańcz" series on national television and has also been a presenter on MTV Poland.

Piróg believes that popular media such as television, film, and theatre are good communication channels for raising popular awareness about important social issues such as poverty and social exclusion.