Considered one of New York's hippest choreographers due to his large influence on the Brooklyn dance scene. Miguel is paving the way for younger American choreographers to enter into the European dance scene at a time when there seems to be a lull in the American presence in contemporary dance. Miguel's trademark perhaps is his keen willingness to make himself and his performers extremely vulnerable on stage, making the experience of watching somewhat voyeuristic. He also revisits the emotional possibiliities in performance, which are often disregarded by European choreographers alltogether. He has created pieces in alternative spaces throughout the city, including his own flat while also helping to build up the offbeat performance space Chez Buschwick which gives young choreographers relatively cheap rehearsal space and performance opportunities. "Everybody" recently made its European premier at Spring Dance Festival, impressing audiences and finally giving attention where attention is due. Despite funding difficulties in the states, Miguel continues to ceate work that is moving and most importatnly sincere.