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Mapping the Arts in Easthampton, Southampton, & Westhampton

Michelle Marroquin

Dance Artist

I am interested in collaborations with artists to create original art using the body, sound and objects. Exploring both aesthetic concerns and social issues, I seek to offer a raw, live, and thought-provoking experience of performance art.

Michelle is a dancer/performer/event organizer who has studied multiple movement styles including ballet, contemporary, Mexican Folklorico and Classical Indian dance. Michelle has an MFA in performance and choreography from Smith College and a BA from Hampshire College in dance and anthropology. She has taught dance at Springfield College since 2010, where her work has been commissioned for 4 consecutive years, and choreographed numerous times for the Williston Northampton School. Michelle is currently working on “Dance Incubator,” a project to support new dance development in Easthampton. Michelle is fascinated by movement and everything that has to do with the body. She is studying to become a Physical Therapy Assistant, teaches Slow Flow yoga at VegaYoga in Holyoke, and one-on-one Gyrotonic sessions, a cutting edge exercise system developed on dancers in NYC. She also practices Reiki and Thai Yoga Bodywork.

Michelle Marroquin has been choreographing odd and diverse events her whole life, including Mexican Folk Dances (traditional and reimagined), Day of the Dead events, healing parties, and other rituals that serve our contemporary lives. Upcoming Projects Include Please Wear Appropriate Attire, 2015 LCC Grant Recipient a dance installation in the Eastworks building, October 16-18, 2015 Business Casual, Outdoor performances, Summer 2015 a satire of appropriate female behavior Day of the Dead Easthampton, November 2015 a community-wide event at Brookside Cemetery featuring local dancers, musicians and more! Evidence Based Art: An Unlikely Marriage, 2016 obsessed with “results” in everything from health care, to education, what happens if we demand “results” from art?