MICHEL RODRIGUEZ CINTRA (he/him/his) is a Cuban born dancer, teacher, and choreographer. Upon graduating from Escuela Nacional de Arte (National School of Arts) in Havana, Cuba, he was chosen to join Danza Contemporanea de Cuba where he became Principal Dancer and toured internationally. After moving to Chicago in 2008 Rodriguez danced with Hedwig Dances, where he performed and choreographed. In 2013, Michel became an ensemble member with Lucky Plush productions, generating multiple roles in various works in their signature devised dance-theater style, and touring nationally and internationally. He has been seen as a guest artist with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Concert Dance Inc, Khecari, and Chicago Moving Company. At The Dance Center of Columbia College, Rodriguez was an Adjunct Faculty member teaching modern dance technique. Other choreographic credits include Solus for Visceral Dance Company, Dancing in the Parks, and Lit & Luz Festival Chicago-Mexico City, LatinX Chicago Arts Festival, The Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival, and the Latino Artist Festival at Northwestern University. In 2010 Rodriguez was a finalist of the A.W.A.R.D. Show Chicago with his work Moi Aussi and was named one of The Men of 2010 in dance by Timeout Chicago. In October 2013, he was the recipient of the prestigious 3Arts Award and was featured in Dance Magazine’s 25 to watch 2014.

Bio as of 2021