Born on August 25th, 1983 in Rennes, Mike Hayford is a dancer of hip-hop since 1997.
The dance always had a very important place in its life, he grew by practising the hip-hop during his spare time.
With his first company, " Imperial 35 ", he turns in Rennes and in the West of France a lot. He joins then the become company " Rencontre du 3e style " one of the legendary crew from the west of France and the first crew to represent the region Brittany in France and worldwide beside the other members of the troop B-boy Junior and B-boy Bruce, today dancers in the international famous and members of Wanted Posse Crew.
During these years Mike's passion for the dance did not stop growing and he made his occupation full-time what allowed him to become an international performance artist known under the name " of Iron Mike " and to become professional a dancer by means of work and by dedicating itself to it totally.
Iron Mike is at present member of world THE AVENGERS CREW with some of the best french poppers who represent around the globe in worldwide battles and showcases and he s choreographer-assistant of the dance company Moral soul . By specializing in the popping, he appeared in video clips and accompanied some of the singers and the artists of rap the most recognized as The Brigade( famous rapper from paris), Cris' f, Simba (legendary rapper of the West) and it was also invited by artists such as Kenny Garrett (famous american saxofonist) and Inspectah Deck (member of Wu-Tang Clan) and made before premiere gangstarr and ice cube ( legends of the americain rap).
He participated in several competitions and won some the biggest event in the world .
mike been in the company of JUSTE DEBOUT ELITE with he turned around europe for the workshops from 2007 to 2009
He also took away also won a prize to the Dance Delight Japan as " best popping battle of the year " in 2006 - thanks to his famous final during the Old School Night in Osaka the same year with the legendary acky from japan.(he s the only foreign in all history had this trophy)
he worked for two big teater company in france (MORAL SOUL, JULIE BERES) with who he doin big tour around france and europe.
Mike is today one of the most recognize poppers in the globe and still travels a lot to be a judge of various international competitions of dance:
He also manages programs of training in various countries as the United States, Portugal, Japan,Brazil, Germany, Italy, Korea, Norway, Switzerland, Russia, Taiwan, China, Spain, greece,Poland, holland etc. and continues to compete around the world until today in 2015.
Mike Hayford est une figure emblématique de la scène hip hop bretonne. Dès son plus jeune âge, il baigne dans la culture hip hop et choisi comme moyen d’expression la danse.Grâce à sa spécialité qu’est le Popping, il devient membre de The Avengers Crew et participe à de nombreuses compétitions internationales. Avec son crew mais aussi en tant que danseur solo, il remporte plusieurs titres prestigieux tels que ceux du « Old School Night » (Japon) en 2014, de l’ « Urbanation » (France) dans les catégories Popping et le All style, et du « Supreme Cercle Underground ».
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WINNER JUSTE DEBOUT 2003 IN PARIS (FRANCE)
WINNER B-BOY SUMMIT IN LOS ANGELES (STATES)
WINNER UK BBOY CHAMPIONSHIP 2005 (UNITED -KINGDOM)
WINNER JUSTE DEBOUT 2006 IN PARIS (FRANCE) (FIRST TWO TIMES WINNER IN POPPING CATEGORY WITH SALAH)
WINNER MTV BATTLE 2007 (switzerland)
WINNER EUROBATTLE 2007 IN PORTO (PORTUGAL)
WINNER WHO IS WHO 2008 IN PARIS (FRANCE)
WINNER SURVIVOR SESSION IN TAIPEI (TAIWAN)
WINNER WHO IS WHO 2009 IN PARIS (FRANCE)
WINNER CREW VS CREW AT ADOU FESTIVAL 2011 IN PARIS (FRANCE)
WINNER LAST ONE STAND 2012 IN VANCOUVER (CANADA)
WINNER CERCLE UNDERGROUND 2012 IN PARIS (FRANCE)
WINNER DEATCH MATCH 3VS3 BATTLE 2013(SWITZERLAND)
WINNER POPPING CATEGORY AT URBANATION 2014
WINNER ALL STYLES CATEGORY AT URBANATION 2014
WINNER OLD SCHOOL NIGHT 2014 ( FIRST EUROPEEN WINNER IN THIS BIG EVENT)
WINNER SUPREME CERCLE UNDERGROUND 2014 in popping with avengers crew
WINNER of choregraphy battle at "hip hop en scene" with the crew zomebeavers crew
WINNER OF THE WEEK SELECTION FRANCE 2016
WINNER OF WORLD OF DANCE GAMES 2016 (china)
SECOND PLACE WORLD DANCE COLOSEUM 2011 2VS2 (JAPAN)
SECOND PLACE KEEP ON DANCIN CREW VS CREW (CHINA)
SECOND PLACE AT POPLOCKBOX 2014 (JAPAN)
SECOND PLACE AT R16 FRANCE 2015
SECOND PLACE AT WORLD GIVE IT UP 2016 (ITALY)