Michele Painter received an M.F.A. in Dance from The University of Hawaii at Manoa, as well as a B.F.A. in Dance from Belhaven University. She attended high school at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville, Florida where she grew up.
Professionally, Michele has danced with Polarity Dance Theatre and Braided Light Dance Project. She is excited to now be dancing with Haven Movement Company as a dancer, choreographer and co-founder.
Michele moved to Sullivan County in 2011, where she has taught creative movement and ballet to children and adults. Currently, she works at The Center for Discovery, where she had the opportunity to be involved with movement education for adults with developmental disabilities.