Danielle Genest

After an extensive process, we were fortunate to identify the strongest candidate we could imagine in our own Associate Artistic Director. It is with great pride that the Board of Directors and Executive Leadership of IMC announce the appointment of Danielle Genest as the next Artistic Director of the Island Moving Company, commencing September 1, 2022.

Danielle and Miki’s more than 30-year relationship represents all that we value so highly at IMC.

Danielle’s loyalty to IMC, her appreciation for her experience at NAB, and the training and mentoring she received as a young student at the academy inspired her passion for the creation of great art.

Her commitment to inclusivity and collaboration and her respect for the dancers and the larger IMC community all contribute to her desire to honor the legacy that Miki created.

Danielle will infuse IMC with her ideas, leadership, and artistic genius to propel IMC into the decades ahead. She is the ideal successor to our beloved founder, Miki Ohlsen.

We ask that you join us in celebrating this momentous occasion.