Michelle Dortignac (co-founder) has been a New York City artist and dancer for almost 20 years. She has always enjoyed participating in the uncommon side of the performance and entertainment world, allowing her to explore a wide range of movement and performance techniques. During her career, Michelle has trained in and performed Aerial Acrobatics, Corporeal Mime, Butoh, Contact Improvisational Dance, and Yoga.
She has performed in such unique and diverse locations as the airport in El Salvador, Central America, the Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage (Brooklyn, NY), the Joyce Theater (NY, NY), and the Dallas Cowboys stadium in Dallas, TX.
Both independently and through the Suspended Cirque Company, Michelle has created numerous routines in the air, on the floor, and for video. But, she is most inspired by and passionate about the unique offerings of Suspended Cirque: New York City’s only resident circus troupe devoted to seamlessly combining traditional theater with the excitement of aerial acrobatics.
Outside of her performance accomplishments, Michelle is also becoming widely known for Unnata® Aerial Yoga – a style of Yoga she founded and continues to help develop. The Unnata Aerial Yoga technique is gaining popularity, now taught in over 15 countries around the world.