Michelle Contrino, is a graduate from Arizona State University (BA Dance Performance) and
Texas Woman’s University (MFA Dance Performance and Pedagogy), is a seasoned
National and International performer, instructor, and choreographer. Michelle has worked as
a professional dancer for over 30 years, performing on various luxury cruise lines, in
regional and national commercials, music videos, and industrials, as well as performing with
Epiphany Dance Company. She has served as an instructor and choreographer on the
faculty at the School of Nashville Ballet, Bella Vita Arts Tuscan Summer Dance Intensive in
Italy, Texas Woman’s University, University of North Texas, North Central Texas College,
and Tarrant County College. During her thirteen years as a faculty member at The
Jeannine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre & Dance at Southeast Missouri State
University, Michelle has choreographed eleven main-stage concert dance works, fifteen
main stage musicals, performed in the musical ‘Nunsense’ , and performed in two
collaborative concerts with faculty in The College of Arts and Media; ‘In Essence’ and
‘Things We Always Wanted to Perform..’ Michelle is a certified GYROTONIC ® instructor
and pursuing a teaching certification in BeMoved®