Michel Rodriguez

Dance Faculty

Michel Rodriguez Cintra is a Cuban born dancer, teacher and choreographer. He graduated from Escuela Nacional de Arte (National School of Arts) in Havana Cuba, and was chosen to join Danza Contemporanea de Cuba where he became Principal Dancer and toured internationally. He has premiered works by choreographers Jan Linkens, Cathy Marston, Rafael Bonachela, Luca Bruni and George Cespedes.

After moving to Chicago in 2008 Rodriguez Cintra joined Hedwig Dances, where he performed works by Susan Marshall and Andrea Miller in addition to choreographing his own works on the company. In 2013 Michel became an ensemble member with Lucky Plush Productions and has been seen as a guest artist and company member in Chicago including Concert Dance Inc,  Khecari and Chicago Moving Company. Rodriguez Cintra acts as an Adjunct Faculty member at Columbia College Chicago, teaching modern dance technique. Michel is also a performer/choreographer and founding member of The Cambrians where he has performed The Nexus Project and Clover. Other choreographic credits include  Solus for Visceral Dance Company in 2015 and 2017 and Dancing in the Parks in 2014, 2016 and 2017.

In 2010 Rodriguez Cintra was a finalist of the A.W.A.R.D. Show Chicago with his work Moi Aussi and was named one of The Men of 2010 in dance by Timeout Chicago.  In October 2013, he was the recipient of the prestigious 3Arts Award and was featured in Dance Magazine’s 25 to watch 2014. He danced with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in May of 2017 in work by Julia Rhoades at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art.