Michael Winward

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Name

Michael Winward

Contact Email

dance@jmichaelwinward.com

Contact Phone

978-866-9637

Website

jmichaelwinward.com

Services Offered

Dancer

Experience in Field

Mid-Career

Brief Bio

J Michael Winward is an independent dance artist based in Boston. With influences in American-style ballroom, ballet, contemporary and somatic dance practices, his work places a strong focus on building connection: connection to one’s body, one’s self, one’s audience, connection between dance partners, connection within and across communities. His solo performances blend movement and memoir, and deal with a variety of topics, including: coming of age, institutional injustice, and the politics of being oneself. Through the Steps in Time® program, Michael brings social ballroom dance classes and parties to independent/assisted living and memory care communities throughout Greater Boston. Dancing with Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion (PDM), Michael works to advance the PDM mission of cultivating dance/arts literacy, advocacy and engagement. Along with Maggie Cee, Michael produces Dancing Queerly, a festival of performances, workshops, discussions, and social dance gatherings by and for the LGBT+ community, friends, and allies. 

Availability

Available for Virtual Events, Available for In-Person Events

Geographic Area

Within Public Transportation – Boston, Within 20 mi. of Boston, RI, NH