| Edmond Cuiellette
Director of contemporary dance Program, hip-hop, Strength and Flexibility, balletics
Edmond Cuiellette loves that dance allows him to open up to others by expressing himself through movement. An Atlanta Georgia native, Edmond started as a natural, self-taught hip hop dancer and joined Moving in the Spirit as an Apprentice in 2013 to 2015. Later, he met his mentor, Juel D. Lane at South West Arts Center, who suggested Edmond to audition for UNC School of the Arts. Edmond attended UNCSA from 2015-2019, where he has deepened his knowledge of the art form and opened his mind and body to new and unique movement. Edmond has developed a love of travel, which has led him to study abroad. His education at UNCSA has brought him many opportunities including attending Kyoto International Dane Workshop in Japan, RUBBERBANDance Winter Workshop in Montreal, and working as a paid professional at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston. While at UNCSA, Edmond performed works by Juel D. Lane, Sean Sullivan, Merce Cunningham, Casey Noblett, Brenda Daniels, Doug Varone and many others. Edmond also attended UNCSA's 2016 ballet intensive and the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance in 2018. In his final year at UNCSA, he had the amazing opportunity to choreograph his Emerging piece "Half-Baked" and Pluck Solo "Shuffle15". Edmond graduated from UNC School of the Arts with his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in 2019 and looks forward to joining the DCSA team and making an impact within communities locally and abroad by inspiring the love for dance to the future generations through teaching, choreographing, and performing.