Paul Karmiryan, born and raised in Los Angeles, California, began dancing at the age of 17. In his first three years of training, he became a national champion of Latin ballroom and was crowned winner of So You Think You Can Dance, Armenia. Then, in 2013, he went on to place the position of 3rd top male dancer on So You Think You Can Dance, USA.
Paul co-choreographed and performed for Andrea Bocelli, CW’s “Crazy Ex Girlfriend,” and served as a movement coach for Ed Sheeran in his music video "Thinking Out Loud”.
He has made appearances on Glee, has been featured in Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud" performance at the MTV EMAs, and has performed as an International Guest Star for India's hit Reality Dance Show “Dance Plus 3.” He has also performed for the 89th and 90th Annual Oscars, and has performed for international super stars, Luis Fonsi, Natti Natasha, and alongside Jennifer Lopez in her 2018 and 2019 “World of Dance” Promos. Recently, he has come back as an All-Star Alumni on So You Think You Can Dance for the past 4 seasons. Paul has also been awarded "The Most Influential Armenian Entertainer" at the 2019 Armenian Influencer Awards. Accomplished performer Paul Karmiryan has enjoyed a successful acting career in Hollywood. He recently wrapped the Hulu Revival of “Veronica Mars” playing alongside Kristen Bell, and has acted in various other shows and movies.
In this class you will learn the fundamentals of contemporary dance. We will dive into making movement fit your body. And you will learn how to emotionally connect yourself to every performance and tell your own unique story.
Paul will be at FAD 2019 and give workshops in contemporary, and more! Come and Join Paul from the 1st-5th of December 2019.