Ariane Michaud (B.F.A. ’16, contemporary dance) is a dancer, digital media strategist, and management consultant for the arts. She has consulted for various individuals, organizations, and tech startups in the realms of social media strategy, event planning, and crowdsourcing.
Between 2017 and 2019, Michaud has helped raise more than $100,000 through the development of crowdfunding campaigns, online fundraising strategies, and grant writing. Her regular roles include working as the communications director for JUNTOS Collective and curating artists for the Dance Now NYC festival at Joe's Pub at The Public, the RAW Series, and Dance Now Boston. Michaud's interest in emerging technologies has also led her to work as the programming associate for the Conference for Research on Choreographic Interfaces (CRCI) at Brown University.
Michaud has served as the North American company manager for Wang Ramirez, a renowned European hip-hop company, and represents 2Luck Concepts at events and conferences throughout the U.S. She has written freelance social media strategy for Doppelgänger Dance Collective, a duets company founded by Danielle Davidson and Shura Baryshnikov, and PauseNow, a mobile meditation center based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
As a dancer, Michaud has choreographed and taught in New York, Boston, Dallas, and her hometown Ottawa, Canada. She has represented the U.S. at the Danza Contemporanea Festival Internacional de Solos y Duos in Nicaragua and traveled to China as a guest teacher and soloist for the Central Academy of Beijing. As a performer interested in arts education, accessibility, and inclusivity, she has taught, performed, and choreographed in underserved communities with JUNTOS Collective, designed movement classes for elders, and held monthly dance jams with her grandmother, who suffers from Lewy body dementia.