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Bradley Michaud Bio

Bradley Michaud

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BRADLEY MICHAUD is artistic director of METHOD and is a Los Angeles based choreographer, dance artist, and educator. A native of Los Angeles, he graduated in 2001 from UCLA where he studied with William Forsythe of The Forsythe Company, Nina Martin of Lower Left, Matthew Nash, Kim Epifano, David Rousseve, Rebecca Lazier, Dan Froot and Michelle Bloom.

 

Bradley was previously a member of Rock Theatre for six years and toured with them nationally and internationally. Bradley is trained in modern, ballet, and Irish dance, and after graduation from UCLA joined the Los Angeles based dance company Tongue in 2001 under the artistic direction of Stephanie Gilliland, and was a dancer and staff member for four seasons. In 2004 he won a Lester Horton award along with the Tongue company members for Outstanding Performance.

 

Bradley has toured nationally and internationally and has performed at the J. Paul Getty Center (LA), The REDCAT (LA), Centro Cultural de Tijuana (Mexico), Dancing On The Edge Festival (Canada), Yerba Buena Arts Center (San Francisco), Highways Performance Space (LA), APAP (NYC) FOCUSfish Performance Space (LA), Muestra Internacional de Danza IV (Mexico), ODC Theater (San Francisco), JACCC (LA), James Armstrong Theatre (Torrance), and The Carpenter Center (Long Beach).

 

Bradley is a sought after dance educator in the Los Angeles area and has taught his own unique technique, blending ashtanga yoga and contemporary dance at UCLA, Loyola Marymount University, Idyllwild Arts Academy, FocusFish Hollywood, the SummerLAB, BackhausDance, and method+intensive summer intensives and at Circuit-Est (Montreal).

 

Bradley’s first choreographic work for METHOD, the critically acclaimed duet “after the fracture”, was

showcased at EXCHANGE in Hollywood, the SOLA Contemporary Dance Festival, the South Coast Dance Arts Alliance Festival, and Underbelly. It was nominated in 2005 for a Lester Horton Award for Outstanding Performance. Since then Bradley has choreographed thirteen critically acclaimed works for METHOD as well as commissions for Scottsdale College, Malashock Dance San Diego, Moving Current Dance Collective, and Synergy Dance Company, and is the recipient of two Lester Horton Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography. Bradley is the recipient of numerous grants including the CHIME grant sponsored by the James Irvine Foundation.

 

Bradley served for 4 years as a Board Member and Vice-President of Finance for the Dance Resource Center of Greater Los Angeles and was Executive Producer of the 2008 and 2010 Lester Horton Awards.

Posted at March 5th, 2016 by Whitney Laurent.