Michele Dunleavy has choreographed and performed extensively throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. She works in a variety of dance forms including tap, jazz, and modern, and her choreography has been presented by arts organizations in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, NYC, Maryland, and West Virginia. In addition to performing her own work Michele has danced with Take it Away Productions, Pittsburgh Opera, Junction Dance Theatre, Physical Theatre Project, DANA Movement Ensemble, ETCH Dance Co., and B3W. Recent projects include: 5/4 Ever a Tribute to the Life and Music of Dave Brubeck, Bond a commission for jorsTAP, an all female tap ensemble based in Chicago, and collaborations with Kompitus Rhythm Collective in Helsinki, Finland. Michele has received numerous awards and grants for her work including support from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities and College of Arts and Architecture at Penn State University.