B.F.A. in Dance Performance, Education & Composition from University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 5/1999
Part Time FacultyProfile:
Michelle Boulé is a dance artist, teacher, and BodyTalk practitioner based in New York. She has been performing and teaching internationally over the last 12 years. Since 2001 she has worked with Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People and in 2010 received a New York Dance and Performance Award "Bessie" for her performance as James Dean and collaboration in the creation of Last Meadow by Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People. She has also worked with the Deborah Hay Dance Company (William Forsythe commission If I Sing to You), John Scott’s Irish Modern Dance Theatre, David Wampach, John Jasperse, Liz Santoro, Neal Beasley, Donna Uchizono, Christine Elmo, Beth Gill, Judith Sanchez-Ruiz, Doug Varone (Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Opera Colorado), and Gabriel Masson. Her own choreography has been shown at the Krannert Center in Illinois, the University of Utah, and in NY at Dance and Process at The Kitchen (Dec 2011), hothouse at P.S. 122, Food for Thought at Danspace, Center for Performance Research, CATCH! at the Bushwick Starr, and Movement Research Festival at Judson Church. She is part of the teaching faculty in New York at The New School Eugene Lang College and at Movement Research, where she is also a member of the Artists Advisory Council. Other recent teaching experiences include Tsekh (Moscow, Russia); Tenerife Danzalab (Tenerife, Spain); LaborGras (Berlin, Germany); Dancehouse (Dublin, Ireland); University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada); American Dance Festival NY (NY, NY); Chunky Move, Dancehouse, and Victoria College for the Arts (Melbourne, Australia); Series 8:08 (Toronto, Canada); Oberlin Dance Collective (San Francisco, CA); and the T:BA Festival (Portland, OR). She has also been a faculty/artist-in-residence at Hollins University (Roanoke, VA) and the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign, IL). She participated in the SKITE artists residency in Caen, France in 2010, and in 2002, she was a DanceWeb scholarship recipient at Impulstanz in Vienna.Courses Taught:
Email:BouleM@newschool.eduPersonal Website:http://michelleboule.wordpress.com/Research Interests:
- Moving with Somatics, Introduction
- Somatic integration into technique and performance
- Role of the performer as interpreter and collaborator
- Dance’s social and cultural place as a nonverbal medium
- Movement Research – faculty, Artists Advisory Council
- International BodyTalk Association – Certified BodyTalk Practitioner
And Lose the Name of Action with Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People, premiere September 2012.
Untitled Duet at The Kitchen, New York, NY, Dec 2011.
Body Duet with John Scott’s Irish Modern Dance Theatre, premiere Kilkenny, Ireland, August 2011.
New York Dance and Performance Award "Bessie" for her performance as James Dean and collaboration in the creation of Last Meadow by Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People, 2010.
Skite Artists Residency, Caen, France, August 2010.