Associate Director of the Topological Media Lab

Chair of the Department of Contemporary Dance
 Concordia University

Graduate of Hartford Conservatory
- former Assistant Artistic Director of le Groupe de la Place Royale
- founder and choreographer of Montanaro Dance
 – has choreographed for a number of companies such as Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers, Danse Partout, the National Film Board of Canada, l’Opéra de Montréal
- collaborated on video sensing systems to create interactive works at the “Institute for Studies in the Arts”, Arizona State University
- has travelled world-wide as a consultant for an interactive image museum project based in Portugal.
- Choreographer for Varekai, a Cirque du Soleil production.

Michael has a background that has crossed the boundaries of many different art forms. Accomplished as a composer, musician, actor and trans-disciplinary artist, he is best known for his work in the field of dance.