Juan Michael Porter II
Juan Michael Porter II is a dancer, writer, and producer whose work has taken him all over the world. He writes and creates with a focus on engaging, entertaining, and educating the reader without being a prick about it. He is a leading reviewer for The Huffington Post, Dance Enthusiast, Broadway World, and Ballet Review.
He has worked with H.T. Chen & Dancers, NYCOpera, Michael Mao Dance, The Martha Graham Dance Company, Balasole Dance Company, Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company, the musicians Autre Ne Veut, William Hooker, and Bird Mask, the playwright Isaiah Sheffer, and the choreographers Rose Marie Guirard, Yung Yung Tsuai, and Pascal Rekoert.
His work has been commissioned and presented by Creative Concept Productions, Dixon Place, Sangre de Cristo Art Center (Guest Artist in Residence), 3rd Ward, The Fresh Fruit Festival (Best New Play Award; 2011), Chen Dance Center (newSteps Commission 2013), and Webster Hall.
Juan Michael is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of The Moving Beauty Series, the Production Partner of Williamsburg Movement & Arts Center, the former Director of Dance of Webster Hall's Quarterly Art Soirée, and the former Regional Coordinator of The New York City Road Runners Foundation