Happy February newsletter! Last month we wrapped on a really incredible film project. I collaborated with Alik Tamar Barsoumian on a film based on the opera Tristan and Isolde. This project was commissioned by the Dilijan Chamber Music Series. The film will be shown in Los Angeles in April with live music accompanying the film. Stay tuned for more info! I choreographed and performed in the film alongside Gregory Dolbashian. Gregory and I last worked together in 2011 while I was with Ballet Austin. It was fun to reconnect and work on this project with him. Some of you might also know that I am Armenian, and it was a special treat to work and connect with other Armenians on set including the director, Alik, and my dance partner, Gregory. Check out a few behind the scenes photos...

The Dilijan Chamber Music Series is dedicated to showcasing traditional pieces of Western classical chamber music, as well as pearls from the treasury of Armenian chamber works. Founded by members of the Lark Musical Society, this concert series is aimed at encouraging new devotees to chamber music, while simultaneously inspiring seasoned concertgoers. In addition, Dilijan endeavors to present to the public a variety of distinguished instrumentalists of an international caliber. Moreover, Dilijan strives to present world premieres of chamber music commissioned by contemporary Armenian composers.

Learn more about this film presentation and other performances

Teaching for NY Community Ballet: * Friday February 7th at 10:30am at Battery Dance ($5 with your membership card) * Saturday February 15th at 2pm at Gibney 280 Access8 Class (Only $8!) * Saturday February 29th at 2pm at Gibney 280 Access8 Class (Only $8!)

Also, I am subbing Yoga at Ballet Arts on Friday February 21st at Noon

Photo by Ma'moon Tebbo

Thank you so much for your continued support! I will begin my new directorship for Spark Movement Collective in April of this year. Click below to learn more and please consider making a donation to help bring accessible dance experiences to all audiences.

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Much love! —Michelle