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Michael Blake began his dance career in the Murray Louis Dance Company where he danced from 1982-1984. In 1986 he joined the José Limón Dance Company, dancing principal roles until 1991. Michael danced with Donald Byrd/The Group from 1991-1998. He has also danced with the Joyce Trisler Danscompany, Shapiro and Smith, The Glue Factory Project – CORNING WORKS, and Janis Brenner and Friends. He has appeared on stage at the Supper Club NYC, national tour of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, and in the films THE ADVENTURES OF CRI CRI, and UNSETTLED DREAMS.

He has taught numerous workshops both nationally and internationally, and is on the theater arts faculty at Rutgers University and HB Studio NYC, teaching Movement for Actors. Michael teaches Limon at the school of Ballet Hispanico, and currently dances with PARADIGM Dance.