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Michael Greyeyes

MFA (Kent State)

Associate Professor, Department of Theatre

greyeyes@yorku.ca

Michael Greyeyes is an actor, choreographer, and director. He is a graduate of Canada's National Ballet School and danced professionally with The National Ballet of Canada and as a soloist with the company of choreographer Eliot Feld in New York City.

As an actor, he has appeared in numerous films including Smoke Signals (Miramax), Skinwalkers (PBS), The New World (New Line Cinema) and Passchendaele, which opened the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival.  His work in independent cinema includes Dance to the Berdashe by director Kent Monkman, AKA Jimmy Picard by Arnaud Desplechin and the short film Seven Seconds, which he wrote and directed.

Professor Greyeyes' choreography includes Triptych, a dance film which aired nationally on Bravo!, "Untitled # 1535" for Dusk Dances, and from thine eyes, a full-length dance theatre work for Signal Theatre, a company he founded in 2010 and serves as artistic director. from thine eyes premiered in the Danceworks series at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre in 2011 and toured to the Prismatic Festival in Halifax in 2012. Signal Theatre is currently developing a new full-length commission for the National Arts Centre and the Canada Dance Festival in 2014.

Directing credits include Pimooteewin (The Journey), the first Cree language opera, for Soundstreams Canada and a re-mount of Daniel David Moses' play Almighty Voice and His Wife for Native Earth Performing Arts, which garnered an NNNN review from NOW Magazine and toured to London/UK and across Canada.