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Sun, Sep 17


Studio 3R


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Sep 17, 2023, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT

Studio 3R, 12 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003, USA


About the Event

MICHELLE THOMPSON ULERICH is currently a professor at SUNY Purchase, and was appointed Artistic Director of Spark Movement Collective in April 2020. She received her training from San Francisco Ballet, and danced for 14 years with Ballet Austin. She performed in works by Balanchine, Twyla Tharp, Ulysses Dove, Stephen Mills, Sidra Bell, Greg Dolbashian, Nelly Van Bommel, Amy Seiwert, James Gregg, Gina Patterson, Thang Dao, and more. Also during her time in Texas she earned her undergraduate degree from St. Edward’s University, and began her choreographic career with an emphasis on site specific and immersive dance experiences. She is a freelance choreographer in New York, and has recently shown work at Mark O’Donnell Theater, Green Space, Dixon Place, and Art On Site. She has recently been commissioned by NuVu Festival, CreateArt, Kingsland Wildflower Festival, and SUNY Purchase. Michelle has worked closely with composer Johnny Butler on projects performed at The Visionary, Mercury Lounge, Ace Hotel in Brooklyn, C'mon Everybody, and the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, NY. She was chosen as the Women’s Choreography Project winner in 2017 by Avant Chamber Ballet in Dallas and was featured in Dance Magazine. Michelle’s Illusory Impressions collaboration and co-directorship with composer Catherine Davis was given an award by the Austin Critics’ Table for excellence in a Site-Specific work. She also creates for film and music video projects. She teaches for NY Community Ballet at Battery Dance. She also teaches yoga, and is a mother of two.

Michelle is thrilled to bring a new work called The Lighthouse to Arts On Site that was created in residency at The Visionary this summer in collaboration with Johnny Butler and Caleb Patterson. The show will also include a duet excerpt of a longer work called Excuse me, it's nice to meet you that will premiere on November 4th and 5th at The Mark O'Donnell Theater in Brooklyn with Spark Movement Collective. Lastly a group piece called Welcome to my boat with new music by Joshua Piper will invite an enchanting chaos with wild and dynamic movements. Michelle is extremely grateful for the support that Arts On Site has given her over the years. 

IG @michelle_thompson_ulerich

IG @sparkmovementcollective


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