Tariq Mitri was born in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and raised in Portland, OR. He received a B.F.A in Dance from California Institute of the Arts in 2015. He's received supplemental training from the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and LINES Ballet. After graduation, Tariq freelanced in Los Angeles for Rosanna Gamson Worldwide, WHYTEBERG duo Laura Berg and Gracie Whyte, Bessie Award Winner Julie Bour, Limon Company Artistic Director Colin Connor, Rebecca Lemme Acts of Matter, Andrea Gise's Dance Aegis, Iris Dance Company, and Pasadena Dance Theatre. He's performed works by Sidra Bell, Jonathon Fredrickson, David Harvey, Ohad Naharin, Price Suddarth, and Kate Wallich. In 2016, he performed with the Des Moines Metro Opera in their production of 'Orphee & Eurydice', and was a participant in the 13th Annual Seoul International Dance Competition. Tariq is currently based in Seattle, WA, and dances for the YC2, and NYC based company MADBOOTS Dance. He also performed in two programs for the Seattle Art Museum in 2017: Sculptured Dance (With the YC), and Summer SAM Remix (in collaboration w/ Ella Mahler). He will be performing in The YC's upcoming tour of Industrial Ballet.