Michelle Thompson Ulerich
Joined August 2015
Originally from California, Michelle Thompson Ulerich trained at San Francisco Ballet for nine years. She also received training from Kirov Academy of Ballet, American Ballet Theater, and Tisch School of the Arts Summer Program. She moved to Texas and joined Ballet Austin in 2001. During her 14 years with Ballet Austin, she performed in works by Stephen MIlls, Balanchine, Ulysses Dove, Twyla Tharp, Nelly van Bommel, KT Nelson, James Gregg, Thang Dao, Greg Dolbashian, Jennifer Hart, Jimmy Orrante, Amy Seiwert, Gina Patterson, Thaddeus Davis, and Sidra Bell. Also during her time in Austin she completed a Dance and Humanities degree from St. Edward’s University. Michelle moved to New York in August of 2015 and began dancing with XAOC Contemporary Ballet. She has enjoyed the diverse repertoire by Eryn Renee Young as well as the wonderfully supportive dancers and diverse performance opportunities.
The Moving Beauty Series in Brooklyn, Blanton Museum,Califa Arts Collaborative, Ballet Zaida, Motion Dance Theater, Illusory Impressions, San Angelo Civic Ballet, Ballet Conservatory of South Texas, Ballet Austin, Ballet Spartanburg,The Empathy Series, and most recently Translated in New York commissioned Michelle for choreography. Michelle’s Illusory Impressions collaboration and co-directorship with composer Catherine Davis was given an award by the Austin Critics’Table for excellence in a Site-Specific work as well as Robert Faires’ Top 10 Classical Music/Dance Treasures of 2016. She currently teaches dance at SUNY Purchase, instructs yoga privately, and also teaches through the NYC Yoga Project which brings yoga to under served populations. She also dances and choreographs with Spark Movement Collective and she is a proud mom of two boys.
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