Michael Freeman

Michael Freeman

Michael Freeman is an iconoclast who works in the mediums of writing, sculpture, drawing, theater and dance. He currently attends SUNY Empire State College majoring in Theater and Creative Writing. He is the recipient of the prestigious Richard Porter Leach Fellowship for the Arts and the Nicholas Pekearo Endowed Scholarship for Creative Writing. He grew up in rural Western New York State, first on a Native American reservation then later moved into an Amish community. His first experience in dance was study at Chautauqua Institution and performing with the Chautauqua Festival Ballet under the direction of New York City Ballet dancer Jean Pierre Bonnefous. In his early years in New York he studied at the Martha Graham School (scholarship), Merce Cunningham Studio and on a scholarship with Bessie Schonberg at Dance Theater Workshop. His first choreography was seen at the Emergency Fund for Student Dancers and he received a grant to create work for the Young Dancers in Bryant Park Series. His choreography has been shown at the Hot Festival, HERE Arts Center, HOWL Festival, Mulberry Street Theater New Steps Series, Movement Research at Judson Church, Dance Conversations at the Flea, 24 hour durational performance festival in Toronto, Toronto Festival of Clowns, the Duplex, the PIT, and many others. He also directed choreography for puppeteer Ralph Lee and musician Robert Jackson’s performing companies and From the Hip’s Horror Festival. He recently appeared at MOMA in the choreography of Steve Paxton and at Brooklyn Arts Exchange Folk Play Project (playwright) and is currently writing book and lyrics in collaboration with DJ Moskava, The Secret to Being Young Again. This summer he received a

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