Meet DV8 Training’s Managing Director – Alexis Michaelides
What Do You Do?
I am the Managing Director at DV8 Training
What Were You Doing Before Dv8?
Events promoter organising clubs, tours and festivals
How Did You Get a Job?
Luckily I was able to hire myself as I started the company (otherwise I would have had to have taken that jacuzzi sales job)
What makes you good at your job?
I think the most important thing is trying to make sure that every decision I’m involved in will be good for a student at DV8. Also I’m really passionate about the music, media and events industries and have been involved in them all of my working life so I think that helps to make sure our courses are really industry focused.
What Do You Do For Fun?
I enjoy looking after my two daughters and travelling to interesting places with my wife and kids. I also play football, tennis and also enjoy weekends down in Brighton visiting friends and playing FIFA 13
Favourite TV shows, Movies, Books:
Breaking Bad, Syriana and The Godfather 1&2 – haven’t had time to read a book back to front in years unfortunately
What was your favourite Dv8 moment?
The whole company and all the students coming together to programme, promote and produce the last ‘I Am Dv8 Festival’ at Stratford Circus in July 2012
What Are You Up To at the Moment?
I’ve been working on setting up The DV8 Academy, DV8 Apprenticeships and EGA Music Management
What are your ambitions for the future?
Eventually relax knowing that the important work we do at Dv8 will be carried on by the next generation of education innovators!