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 contributes dance and theatre writing to Dance Enthusiast, Time Out NY, Ballet Review, TDF Stages, HuffPost, and Broadway World.
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, and collaborated as a soloist with Yvonne Ng, Autre Ne Veut, William Hooker, Yasuhiko Fukuoka, Bird Mask, Isaiah Sheffer, Rose Marie Guirard, and Yung Yung Tsuai.
Behind the scenes, he is the former producer of Nadine Bommer Dance, production partner of Williamsburg Movement & Arts Center, director of dance at Webster Hall, Resident Artist at Sangre de Cristo Art Center, and regional coordinator of The New York City Road Runners. As the the founding artistic director of The Moving Beauty Series, he has advised, developed, and presented the work of numerous acclaimed artists including Blakeley White-McGuire, Joya Powell, Andrew J. Nemr, Jennifer Archibald, Alison Cook Beatty, Marie Meade, Michael Mao, Cameron McKinney, and Yoshito Sakuraba.