Tariq Mitri is a freelance dancer, performing artist, and co-director of Brooklyn based dance company, HEIDCO. Originally from Abu Dhabi, U.A.E, and raised in Portland, OR, he’s danced in LA, SEA, and has cheated on the west coast, currently settled in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from California Institute of the Arts in 2015. He’s been a part of the DC Fam since 2017, has managed NYC Dance Church, and is currently the Training Lead, as well as Programming & Project Assistant.
When dancing, Tariq likes to move with forces beyond his control. His lifelong battle will be to find the in-betweens. He finds peace inside of durational dance and interdisciplinary dance/art making. He is committed to helping shape the future of dance and performance to create more equitable, community-oriented structures, and resources for dance & performance artists, makers, and sharers.
When not Dancing
Most of the time, you can find Tariq lounging with his dog Theo (who he’s obsessed with), adventuring in nature, eating ice cream, and being perpetually silly, with his tongue out half the time. He’s also taking a very slow journey into learning pole; look out for moves in 2022.