MICHAEL ARELLANO  (he/him/his)

Originally from Rochester, Michigan, Michael attended Western Michigan University graduating with a B.A. in dance and a B.S. in psychology. Here he performed works by choreographers including Aszure Barton, Kyle Abraham, and James Gregg. In 2017 he studied abroad at the University of Roehampton in London, England and completed the BalletBoyz Dancer’s Course. In 2019, he joined GroundWorks DanceTheater as a company artist. He has also performed work by Iztok Kovač at Dock 11 while attending the b12 Berlin Workshop Festival.

“Movement is an innately healing and cathartic way of responding to our experience in the world—our bodies are expressive mediums with the ability to embody the ever-present creative energy around us. I find so much joy in my role as a witness to the beautiful and distinctly individual expressions of this force through the art of dance.”