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Michelle is a movement artist hailing from Illinois and residing in Iowa. She seeks to understand the impetus of movement – both within and beyond the confines of the body. Michelle studied modern dance at the University of Illinois, during which time she developed her improvisation practice under the tutelage of Kirstie Simson and Jason Finkelman. Michelle has danced professionally with companies across the country, such as Core Project Chicago and the Mark Morris Dance Group. She has also instructed at various institutions including the University of Illinois, Iowa State University, and the University of Kentucky. Since moving to Iowa, Michelle has completed the My Museum Monday program with the Des Moines Art Center and residency with Art Beacon Des Moines. At its core, Michelle’s work is investigative and intuitive. She aims to integrate internal and external environmental information into actualized, embodied experiences. You can find Michelle at @ohmichelleyeah or at her ongoing project, @oneseconddances on Instagram.

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