Michael Lupacchino began his dance career at age two at his aunt’s studio, the Anita Deprey Studio of Dance in Connecticut. While studying at Emerson College in Boston, MA he discovered modern dance and developed a passion for choreography. His work is musically driven and fuses modern, jazz, lyrical, and contemporary styles with the rhythmic influences of tap. Emphasizing fluidity, unity, and musicality, Michael produces works that engage and inspire through movement.
He has worked with numerous Boston-area dance companies and received an EVVY award in 2009 for “Outstanding Choreography.” Michael has also showcased choreography and has taught master classes throughout New England as well as in Northern and Southern California. Current choreographic research includes themes of belonging and unity as well as the male dancing body. Michael holds a BS in Marketing Communications from Emerson College and an MFA in Dance: Creative Practice from Saint Mary’s College of California. He currently teaches at the California Academy of the Performing Arts in Moraga, CA.