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Michèle Ceballos Michot

Michèle Ceballos Michot is an accomplished dancer, choreographer, artistic director, educator, visual and performance artist. Her performance history includes numerous international Ballet companies, dance and performance art productions. Her studies include the National Academy of Ballet & Theatre Arts, the American Ballet Theatre School and the Joffrey Ballet School in NYC, the Royal Ballet School in London, England and the Institute Paliashvilli in Tibilisi, Georgia SSR. She has danced with Chicago Ballet, Deutsch Oper Am Rhine, Germany, Ballet Hispanico of New York, Ballet Nacional de Colombia and competed in the International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria. From 1990-2013, she founded and directed Opendance, a non-profit 501-c(3), which offered performances and arts & educational programming for schools and the community within Phoenix and the surrounding area. In 1994 Michèle met and collaborated with Guillermo Gomez Peña, director of the performance troupe La Pocha Nostra  and joined the  troupe where she continues teaching and performing throughout the world. Michèle teaches at the Mesa Arts Center, The Phoenix Center for the Arts, choreographed for AZ Opera’s “La Traviata” and the Southwest Shakespeare Co. ‘Fairy World’s”  and was nominated in 2014 for an AriZoni Award for choreography.  

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