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Michelle Harding is a professional flamenco dancer, teacher and choreographer based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Michelle is one of Vancouvers popular tablao performers, known for her improvisational instinct, rapid-fire footwork and engaging presence. Always interested in the processes of collaboration and experimentation, she has worked with many artists from outside the usual scope of the form to innovate and challenge expectations. She has worked with such diverse artists and groups as The Plastic Acid Orchestra, Tyson Naylor (jazz pianist), Mashregh (Persian-flamenco fusion), Krystle dos Santos (jazz-soul singer) and Silk Road Music Ensemble. She currently performs most frequently with the Raíces y Alas Flamenco Project and Calle Verde. Michelle has studied flamenco and classical Spanish dance in Spain, Greece, Canada and the USA with funding from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists.