Michelle Ava, M.A. | Dancer, Choreographer, Educator
Breathe deeply… feel the dance. Move from stillness… become the dance. Taste the rhythm… be the dance. Open the heart… we are the dance. -Michelle Ava
An innovative dance educator, performer, choreographer, bodywork therapist, and spiritual teacher with over three decades of experience, Michelle Ava inspires people to recognize their potential through dance, yoga, and personal expression. She approaches movement as a healing art, a way to embrace possibilities through the fusion of mind, body, and spirit. With a vision of creating “dance for everyone,” she founded Joy of Motion Dance Center in 1976. She is a vital force in DC’s dance and holistic community and teaches and presents her work both locally and nationally. In addition to her long-term, ongoing classes and specialized workshops at Joy of Motion, Michelle teaches at a variety of venues throughout the DC region. She has also been featured as a guest artist with her work in transformational dance at venues including the Omega Institute in New York and the Maharishi International University in Iowa. Learn more about Michelle >>
Save the Date!
Winter 2014 Events
Saturday February 15 | 6:30pm
Valentines Dance from the Heart Network of Light | Chevy Chase
Sunday February 16 (time TBA)
Valentines Dance from the Heart
JOMDC Friendship Heights - www.Joyofmotion.org
Sunday March 9 | 2-3:30pm
SpiritDance/Bring in the Light Family Day celebration
Opus Yoga Gaithersburg Maryland - http://www.opusyogakentlands.com/
Sunday April 27 | 4-6pm
Earth Day Dance & Drum, celebration | Once Circle | Silver Spring Maryland
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December 8th: AUDITIONS for ImproVolutions Dance Theater Learn more >>
Michelle Ava receives the 2012 Dance MetroDC Alan Kriegsman Award for lifetime achievement
Michelle Ava was honored for her four decades of contribution to the art of dance, dance education, and service the the community, with the Alan M. Kriegsman Award, named for the only Pulitzer Prize winner for dance writing, Washington native, and former Washington Post columnist Alan “Mike” Kriegsman.
The 11th Annual MetroDC Dance Awards took place Friday March 9, 2012 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street NE.