Student Spotlight: Michele Baer

MicheleBaerMichele is a multicultural dancer-choreographer, cultural advocate, researcher, and strategist. Her dance studies and performances have comprised of hiphop, house, West African (Guinea and Mali), Haitian, Afro-Brazilian and Afro-fusion dance traditions. Michele obtained her BA in Development Studies from Brown University, where she was a Teaching Assistant in the Mande/West African Dance Program and wrote an honors thesis in human rights and feminist theory. After graduation, she moved back home to the San Francisco Bay Area, where she expanded her dance studies, worked in human rights philanthropy, and interned with arts organizations. In New York City, Michele has completed internships in grantmaking, fundraising, and research; is a member of Dance/NYC’s Junior Committee; contributes to a young feminist giving circle; teaches seasonal dance workshops; and currently works as a Graduate Research Assistant. She is a member of the Class of 2015. Continue reading “Student Spotlight: Michele Baer”