Michelle Walter

Dance Lecturer, Assistant Director of Orchesis Dance Company

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About Michelle Walter

Walter received her B.S. from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where she was a member of the Orchesis Dance Company, and an M.A. in Dance Education from Stanford University, where she studied art education and theory with Dr. Elliot Eisner, music and dance movement with Inga Weiss (a student of Mary Wigman), Dance History with Dr. Janet Ross, and dance cultures with Dr. Susan Cashion. Michelle studied ballet under former Ballet Russes dancers Mara Lysova and Gilbert Reed and has been a member of the Civic Ballet of San Luis Obispo and the Gilbert Reed Ballet Company.

While on Sabbatical in England she studied in London and Cambridge, performining at the Cambridge Arts Theatre and has recently been studying at Julio Bocca's studio in Buenos Aires. Michelle taught at Cuesta Community College for more than 20 years developing and writing the curriculum for the Dance Program and in 1994 founding Entourage Dance Company. She lives in SLO with her husband Bill and their twins, Silas and Alessandra born in 2008.

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