Dana Michel is a Canadian choreographer and performer. Before attending the contemporary dance program at Montreal's Concordia University, she worked in marketing, was a professional runner, and also played football. In 2011, she received a scholarship from the danceWEB program that enabled her to attend the international ImPulsTanz dance festival in Vienna. Dana explores the multifaceted nature of modern identity through the use of intuitive improvisation. Her work is influenced by film, living sculpture, physical comedy, deconstructed social commentary, the bulimic logic of hip hop, and child-like naïveté. Her works have been performed in Canada, the USA, and Europe (Austria, Belgium, Serbia, Switzerland), and has earned her several prestigious international awards. Her most recent solo piece, Yellow Towel, had its world premiere at Montreal's Festival TransAmériques in 2013, where it was immensely well-received. A year later, the New York Times called it the most remarkable performance of the year.