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Michael Snipe


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Get to Know Michael

Michael Snipe, Jr. received his BFA from The Juilliard School, graduating with choreographic honors. Michael has performed with Ailey II, Battleworks, Parsons Dance Company, and the Irish Modern Dance Theatre. After leaving the concert dance world behind, Michael performed in Swing! and the Broadway, national, and nnternational companies of Twyla Tharp’s Movin’ Out.

Michael found a passion for teaching when his body decided it had enough. Michael has taught at the Joffrey Ballet School in Chicago, the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C., Columbia College in Chicago, Roosevelt University, and Elliot Feld’s Ballet Tech.

In 2020, while teaching ballet in the morning and protesting at night during the height of the Black Lives Matter Movement, Michael enrolled in Mercy College’s Marriage and Family Therapy master’s program knowing the world needed more healers. In 2022, he graduated with honors and received his master’s in behavioral sciences.

Michael is currently a staff therapist at Equity Therapy, a mental health private practice in NYC specializing in marginalized communities and the performing arts.