Dana Michel (Canada)
In 2005, Canadian Dana Michel completed her dance studies in her late twenties. A surprising career change, because before that she combined a marketing job with competition sports (running and football). Equally special is the place that she occupies as a choreographer and performer. 'Michel is inimitable and unique. Rather than say she dances, we can say that she dares. She dares to break through conventions and to question our conceptual frameworks. And she does that from a position she is well aware of: ‘she is an artist, she is a woman and she is black’, wrote the Belgian Campo.