Michelle Isaac, was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She began dancing at the age of 4 in church, and started formal training in high school at Dr. Susan S McKinney Secondary School of the Arts under the direction of Zakiya Harris. She received her BFA in Dance from LIU Post in 2015, and recently received her MA in Dance Education with initial K-12 Certification from Hunter College. Michelle is one of the CoFounders and the Artistic Director of Brooklyn based dance company Ntrinsik Movement, founded in 2015. The name “Ntrinsik” is taken from the word “Intrinsic” meaning “movement that comes from within.” With Ntrinsik she has choreographed several works, produced concerts, hosted community and school workshops, and has performed in various theaters such as Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, Symphony Space, The Ailey Citigroup Theater, The Salvatore Capezio Theater, and many more. Aside from performing and choreographing, Michelle is currently a full time dance teacher.
Ntrinsik Movement is an emerging dance company, Co-Founded in July 2014 by five dancers: Kenya Gibson, Michelle Isaac, Anastacia Julian, Freyani Patrice, and Montana Sholars. The name “Ntrinsik” is taken from the word “Intrinsic” meaning “movement that comes from within.” Ntrinsik has performed in various theaters such as Symphony Space, The Ailey Citigroup Theater, Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance and several others.
Ntrinsik believes in and practices the diversity of dance, blending various dance styles such as Afro-Modern, Contemporary Ballet, and Jazz to create and produce original works. Their zeal for the performing arts is showcased through their performance, choreography, instruction, and service to the community. Despite their keen differences as dancers, they are united and defined as a company through the illuminating, forever burning passion for dance that lies within each of them.