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Michelle Penn

Headshot photo of Michelle Penn, taken January 2019

I am a Chicago-based dancer and choreographer. My goal is to get people to connect with themselves and others, and to utilize technology to record both macro and micro history. By teaching, researching, and developing their own cultures and personal narratives, the progressive act of owning, recording, and documenting these cultures is left to thrive.

I am inspired by the cultural appreciation of Katherine Dunham, the emotional purity of Tessandra Chavez, and the human embrace of Bob Fosse.

I am passionate about expression, truth, and history; on a personal and archival level.

Learn more about me and my choreography at michellepennchoreo.com