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Below is a list of teaching artists in the state of Michigan. This list is to be used as a reference. Please contact Teaching Artists individually for professional references. If you are a teaching artist interested in being included in the database, CLICK HERE for the application.
Cirque AmongusLivonia Wayne
Cirque Amongus offers hands-on programs designed to build self-esteem, develop motor skills, and promote teamwork.
Led by our project managers who are professional entertainers and skilled instructors, teachers and volunteers introduce students to the fundamentals of circus arts - juggling, movement and balancing - in a safe, fun-filled, and educational environment. Teachers and volunteers have an unforgettable experience as they are transformed into circus arts instructors, choreographers, stage hands, wardrobe chiefs & make-up artists.
Detroit Dance CollectiveRoyal Oak Oakland
“Dance Is Education” - DDC provides creative arts education opportunities for children of all ages and abilities. The purpose of our residencies is to integrate the arts into the classroom curriculum, and to enhance inclusion, learning and teaching. DDC offers in school residencies that combine performances and classes; and often collaborates with classroom teachers to present a “show and share” event of the students’ creative work to students, teachers, administrators, parents and other guests.
Eisenhower Dance EnsembleRochester Oakland
With health and fitness in mind, the class will encourage students to keep fit through dance. The class will also reinforce locomotor skills, concepts such as opposites (up/down, fast/slow, left/right), creativity, and a love for the arts.
Each 45 minute class will be taught in your own preschool environment by staff from the Eisenhower Dance Center. Many of our teachers are past or present members of the Eisenhower Dance Professional Company. We hope that you will take advantage of this fun opportunity for your students.
Grand Rapids BalletGrand Rapids Kent
The Grand Rapids Ballet Company is celebrating over 40 years of serving the state of Michigan with quality artistic programming, educational opportunities, professional dance training and tour programming. The Grand Rapids Ballet is committed to artistic creation and excellence. Under the direction of Artistic Director Patricia Barker, the Company presents proven works by renowned choreographers such as George Balanchine, Twyla Tharp, Marius Petipa, Jose Limon, Ulysses Dove, Paul Taylor and others. These programs are met with rave reviews and sold out theaters.
This continues to be Ms. Barker's vision for the Grand Rapids Ballet: creating a diverse international selection of dance that offers powerful entertainment for all audiences. Programming can be tailored to audience, curriculum and region.
Jessica FogelAnn Arbor, MI 48109 Washtenaw
The innovative Ann Arbor Dance Works has produced multi-layered works of resonance, depth, and beauty since 1985. Concerts feature works by the renowned University of Michigan Dance faculty and by international guest artists to critical and popular acclaim, both nationally and internationally. Designers, poets, videographers, visual artists and composers contribute to the creation of the unique and fascinating performances given by highly skilled dancers.
The company performs for general audiences, senior citizens and public school children, and all respond enthusiastically to the captivating performances that range in size from two to eight dancers. Community residencies featuring master classes and lecture demonstrations are specially shaped for each audience, providing comprehensive views of the creative process.
Karen Dunnam - Traditional Country DancingGrand Rapids Kent
Would you care to dance? Let’s have a hoe-down! Old-time traditional dancing provides simple, active fun for everyone, from a barn dance to a Victorian dress ball. Ideal for school events, western hoedowns, community festivals, historic re-enactments.
The figures are similar to square dancing. There’s a walk-through prior to each dance, and prompting to the music. You’ll dance with everyone in your set. And when the music stops, thank that partner and find a new one—you’ll get to dance with everyone else in the hall! No partner or previous experience needed; soft-soled shoes and comfortable attire recommended.
Reg Pettibone’s Native American Dance-Cultural ProgramLivonia Wayne
Champion powwow dancer and full-blooded Native American from the Ho-Chunk Nation, Reg Pettibone presents an engaging cultural program that amazes, entertains and educates audiences. Along with his wife Marca, who is from the Paiute Nation, Pettibone draws on his traditional upbringing to provide the audience with a better understanding of true Native American culture through dance, song, stories, audience participation and a hands-on artifact display.
Cultural, Dance, Instrumental Music
Sangeeta’s Dance & Music of IndiaMidland Midland
Sangeeta Kar is an internationally renowned exponent of Odissi, the oldest classical dance form of India. She is also an award-winning singer and performs regularly on Indian TV, movies, stage, and CDs.
Dance, Instrumental Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Vocal Music
The Cook Arts CenterGrand Rapids Kent
The Cook Arts Center send artists, dancers, actors and musicians into schools toteach their specific area of expertise to students in order to supplement the currentcurriculum for teachers and/or to do something fun for events/parties/special activities.
WellSpring Cori Terry and DancersKalamazoo Kalamazoo
Dance in the Schools was developed in 1991 to present the opportunity for elementary-aged students to learn the fine art form of modern dance from a professional dance company. Coming into its nineteenth year, Dance in the Schools has been presented to nearly 5,800 third-graders throughout Kalamazoo and Calhoun Counties.
Dance, Instrumental Music, Theatre, Vocal Music
Wharton Center for Performing ArtsEast Lansing Ingham
An artist-in-residence is a professional performer with a dual role as a "teaching artist." During a multi-day stay on campus and in our community, an artist-in-residence shares his or her expertise and insights on creativity during close interaction with youth and lifelong learners.
Wharton Center for Performing Arts