126. Excellence Without Arrogance with Michelle Dorrance

Words That Move Me with Dana Wilson
Words That Move Me with Dana Wilson
126. Excellence Without Arrogance with Michelle Dorrance

There are no words available to speak highly enough of this week’s guest! She is the founder and creative director of Dorrance Dance, she is a MacArthur Fellow (a.k.a. “Genius Grant” recipient), Princess Grace Award winner, and matter of fact, I’ll stop with the awards right now because there are too many to list. Michelle is exceptional, masterful, and generous in so many ways. In this episode, she lets us learn from her mistakes AND from her legendary parents. 


Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to build an environment where team members are empowered to learn, grow, and WIN
  • The importance of honoring legacy and tradition bearers 
  • A lesson in white washing and what to put on “front street” when marketing 
  • The lucky thing that Michelle and I have in common (HINT: not our footwork)


Show Notes:

Tickets to 8 COUNTS: The Words That Movie Screening Event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/329106194487

Learn more about Dorrance Dance

Find Michelle on Instagram

Learn about the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble 

Learn about the Ballet School of Chapel Hill 

Learn about Roots, Rhythm, Race & Dance

Blues Project clips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPgxT-xV2SU

SNCC Freedom Singers: https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/sncc-freedom-singers-1962-1966/

Sweet Honey in The Rock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiCrpzDL67E

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