Dana Michel

Photo by Camille Mcouat

Dana Michel is a choreographer and performance artist based in Montreal, Canada. Before entering the world of contemporary dance in her late twenties, she was a competitive runner and football player. Her work has toured through North America (Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, Ottawa, Boston, Salt Lake City and New York) and Europe (Serbia & Switzerland) over the past five years.  Michel’s work has garnered numerous awards including the Montreal Fringe Festival “Best Dance Production” in 2005, the Globe and Mail’s “Best Emerging Choreographer” in 2006, and the “Top Ten Choreographers” listed by the Montreal Mirror newspaper in 2008 and 2009. Most recently, the film version of her solo the Greater the Weight won the jury prize for the best performance at the In Shadow International Festival of Video, Performance and Technologies in Lisbon. “Michel… is a killer soloist who tackles the warped, frenetic and fierce rhythms of her piece with precision and fiery authority…” (InfiniteBody, 2007).