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Michelle Isaac

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Artistic Director of Ntrinsik 

Associate Artistic Director of Ife The Movement    

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 Zakiyah Harris.  Michelle received her BFA in Dance from LIU Post with Honors Recognition in 2015. Shortly after graduation, she performed in Tamara LaDonna's Moving Spirits Inc. as a company dancer, and completed a choreography residency with a contemporary ballet company in Brooklyn, NY. She also performed alongside extremely talented dancers in Fritzlyn Hector’s Artist Ensemble. In 2019, Michelle completed her graduate studies through the Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Program at Hunter College, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with her MA in Dance Education and K-12 NY State Certification. 


Michelle is one of the Co-Founders of Ntrinsik Movement and functions as the Artistic Director of the company. 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, as well as theaters outside of NY. Aside from performing and choreographing, Michelle is currently a full time dance teacher, and continues to provide dance workshops and classes for children and adults in various churches and dance schools throughout her community. Michelle is thankful to God, her family, close friends, and mentors for the constant support and love throughout her artistic endeavors. 

Fréyani Patrice


Artistic Director of Ife The Movement 

Associate Artistic Director of Ntrinsik  

Freyani Patrice was born in Queens, and raised in Brooklyn. Where she started her formal training at Restoration Youth Arts Academy. She later continued her training at LIU Post where she received her BFA in Dance Studies. Over the years she taught all over Brooklyn where she gained her teaching experience while working with the youth in her community.

 She was given the opportunity to work with well-established performers/choreographers such as Karen Thorton Daniels, Frtizlyn Hector, Michael Leon Thomas and Ronald K Brown. 

She judged the Step It Up Dance/Step Competition at the Apollo Theater, and choreographed the opening number for the competition. Freyani was featured in the New York Times for her performance in Saya Woolfalk’s “ChimaTEK” and Spike Lee’s campaign with Cadillac. She was blessed to apprentice for Evidence A Dance Company and performed on the Joyce Theater stage. She is currently a Core member of Pretty Big Movement and wishes to continue to push the envelope of dance while she still can. Fréyani is thankful to God, for her family, IFE parents and close friends, for their constant support and love.

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