Michelle Poirier is a New York City based dance artist, choreographer, and dance teacher. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in dance from Dean College in Massachusetts, graduating Summa Cum Laude. While at Dean, she was a member of the Dean College Dance Company and a member of the academic honor society Phi Theta Kappa. She was awarded the Drusilla Carlson Phelps Award commending talent in performance and a future in dance education. Michelle studied contemporary dance and European dance philosophy abroad with Jacksonville University and Dock 11 in Berlin, Germany.
She also attended the Laban School in Greenwich, UK, along with the Ailey School in New York City. Michelle is a guest lecturer and dance teacher at Worcester State University and is the former head coach of the university’s dance team. She is a member of Dance Masters of America and was the choreographer of Teen Miss Dance of New England 2012. Her choreography has also been featured at the Astoria Dance Festival, the Worcester Arts Museum, AIM Invitational, and by Judge’s Choice at the PULSE Convention. Michelle currently performs with Delineation Dance Company based in NYC when she is not helping students learn to dance at RMDC.